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lexmark X203n

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of lexmark X203n. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the design and print quality are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the noise, while some have doubts about the paper handling and multifunction.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the lexmark X203n is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of lexmark X203n from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Comments about the noise and print quality are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. Reviews about the durability and usability are different, while some have doubts about the reliability.

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This summary is based on the products: Lexmark X204n Monochrome MFPLexmark X204n Monochrome MFP

May, 2018

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta (

Lexmark X204n Review and Ratings


The X204n is a well-designed, no-frills monochrome multifunction laser for SOHO users who need to print in modest volumes.

Solidly built ; Easy setup and operation ; Very good print quality

Inconvenient single-sheet feeder ; No automatic duplexer ; Higher-than-average per-page cost

May, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Lexmark X204n - Mono Laser MFP


This mono laser incorporates a scanner and faxing ability.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

Good overall printer/scanner


Overall a good printer, nothing has gone wrong so far, and its done its job. Idk if its the best bang for your buck but its still moderately good.

We picked this thing up a while back for my brother to use in college. He got done with it and now we use it at home. It prints at average speed, not blazing fast or anything just moderate. (compared to more expensive machines) Havent used the WiFi on...

Slow to start printing(biggest flaw takes up to 30 seconds sometimes), and turns on randomly. Not off randomly so it doesnt really bother me. The door for the scanner is kinda flimsy, i havent broken it and it would take effort to, but it doesnt have a...

Feb, 2011

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Huge Waste of Money


I have had such good luck with lexmark in the past, now I will never buy one again. I wouldn't burn this thing to keep warm.

Prints well when it works. Wireless works well with decent range

Problem 1. "Connect" Software crashes in Win7 - EVERYTIME. If you don't closes it as soon as it pops up it will lock up your computer. Repeated the same problem on 3 PC's ; Problem 2. Randomly chooses to print black backgrounds on entire pages, using...

Jan, 2011

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Lexmark support is excellent!


We are a small office that does a fair amount of copying. Decided to try smaller less expensive machines vs. continuing with an expensive contract for an expensive machine. Purchased this unit in 6/11. Hasn't been perfect; the first machine had a major...

lexmark support, price, copy quality

feeder can be tempermental

Feb, 2012

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I am not exaggerating when I say this is the worst printing/scanning/copying device I have ever worked with. I bought it at Office Depot because it was on sale and had great features for the price. Unfortunately, getting those features to work is an...

Jan, 2012

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Lexmark 204


would not recommend this model

Compact Design,Easy To Use,Great Print Quality,Reliable

Hard Setup,Jams Easily,Slow Operation

Oct, 2011

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Instructions for set up should be interactive,as it is cumbersome to set up..Had to hire a tech for set up, which still took over 30 minutes..Noisy when scanning the 1st page of any document.Scanning issues when scanning a document with lots of...

Compact Design,Easy To Use

Hard Setup,Jams Easily,Noisy,Slow Operation

Oct, 2011

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Worst printer I ever had


I have had this product for approxamently 1.5 months and have had nothing but trouble with printing issues such as it won't print pictures, or scaned items saved on the printer, it takes ten minutes to print something from our company program and 2...

There are no pros

Constantly jams,Extreemely slow operation,Flimsy Construction,Jams Easily,Noisy,Slow Operation,Unreliable

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

unmanageble poor quality


As a professional with 15 years' experience I try to avoid this product after purchasing and using 3 units of these products in my office and for clients.


Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

If you're a busy office worker who wants professional laser quality and performance right on your desktop, then the Lexmark X204n is just for you. Reliable and easy to use, this ultra-compact multifunction device offers big advantages without the big price tag. Enjoy sharp text, rapid copying and intuitive scanning tools for your day-to-day document needs. Saving time, money and the environment is a whole lot easier with the Lexmark X204n by your side!


Certification:Cyberview X\nPhotoshop Elements 9.0 / EN/IEC 60825-1, FCC B, UL 60950-1 3rd, U.S. FDA, IEC 60320-1, CSA, ICES B, Energy Star, CE B, CB IEC 60950-1, GS (TÜV), SEMKO, UL AR, CS, TÜV Rh, N Mark, AS/NZS 60950.1, ACA C-tick B, CCC B, BSMI B, MIC, EK Mark, PSB / EN/IEC 60825-1, FCC, UL 60950-1, FDA, IEC 60320-1, CSA, ICES, CE, CB IEC 60950-1, GS (TÜV), SEMKO, UL AR, CS, TÜV Rh, N Mark, AS/NZS 60950.1, ACA C-tick, CCC, BSMI, MIC, EK Mark, PSB / FCC Class B, UL 60950-1 3rd Edition, U.S. FDA, IEC 60320-1, CSA, ICES Class B, CE Class B, CB IEC 60950-1, IEC 60825-1, GS (TÜV), SEMKO, UL AR, CS, TÜV Rh, N Mark, AS/NZS 60950.1, ACA C-tick Class B, CCC Class B, BSMI Class B, MIC, EK Mark, PSB / FCC Class B, UL 60950-1 3rd Edition, U.S. FDA, IEC 60320-1, CSA, ICES Class B, Energy Star, CE Class B, CB IEC 60950-1, IEC 60825-1, GS (TÜV), SEMKO, UL AR, CS, TÜV Rh, N Mark, AS/NZS 60950.1, ACA C-tick Class B, CCC Class B, BSMI Class B, MIC, EK Mark, PSB 47CFR-68 FCC, CS-03, NCC, COFETEL NOM-EM-151-SCTI-1999, ANATEL, ACMA A-tick, MII, KCC mark, SUBTEL, MTC, MOC, TEC, SIRIM
Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: None
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (black, draft, A4):23
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):23
Copy speed (US Letter, black):24
First Copy Out Time B/W:11.5sec
Max Copying Speed B/W:24ppm
Time to first copy (black, normal):11.5


Color of product:Black, White

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Display number of lines:2
Display Resolution:128 x 32

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:250sheets
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Energy Management

Average power consumption while copying:305
Average power consumption while printing:350
Average power consumption while scanning:65
Power consumption (PowerSave):11
Power consumption (standby):55

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps


Manufacturer:Lexmark International
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lexmark X

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:2 / 30
Maximum input capacity:250 / 251
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:1
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:1
Number of standard paper trays:1 / 2
Standard input capacity:250 / 251


Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network printing methods:LPR/LPD, Direct IP (Port 9100), HTTP, Enhanced IP (Port 9400) / LPR/LPD, Direct IP (Port 9100), HTTP, Enhanced IP (Port 9400), FTP, TFTP, IPP 1.1 (Internet Printing Protocol) / LPR/LPD, IP (9100), HTTP, IP (9400), FTP, TFTP, IPP 1.1
Supported network protocols (IPv4):IPv4, TCP/IP / IPv4, TCP/IP, IPv6, TCP, UDP / TCP/IP / TCP/IP IPv4, TCP/IP IPv6, TCP, UDP
Supported network protocols (IPv6):TCP, UDP / TCP/IP, TCP UDP
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):10000impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):16 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):16 - 32
Recommended humidity operating range:0 - 3048

Other Features

A6 Card: Yes
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Fax, Scan / Copy, Print, Scan / Copy, Scan
Average power consumption while copying:305
Average power consumption while printing:350
Average power consumption while scanning:65
Color all-in-one functions:No / Print
Color faxing: No
Color scanning: No
Compatible operating systems:- Windows\n- Linux / Mac OS X 10.2 + / Mac OS 9.2\nLinpus Linux Desktop 9.2/9.3\nRed Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3.0/4.0/5.0\nSUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0/9.0/10/11\nSUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10\nopenSUSE 10.2/10.3/11.0/11.1\nLinspire Linux 6.0\nDebian GNU/Linux 4.0\nRed Flag Linux Desktop 5.0/6.0\nUbuntu 7.10\nUbuntu 8.04 LTS\nSUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11\nDebian GNU/Linux 5.0\nUbuntu 8.10/9.04\nWindows 2000/XP/Server 2003/XP x64/Server 2003 Terminal Services/2000 Server Terminal Services/Server 2003 x64/Server 2003 x64 Terminal Services/Vista/Vista x64/Server 2008/Server 2008 x64/Server 2008 Terminal Services/Server 2008 x64 Terminal Services/7\nNovell Open Enterprise Server\nNovell NetWare 5.x/6.x\nSun Solaris SPARC 8/9/10\nSun Solaris x86 10\nHP-UX 11.11/11.23/11.31\nIBM AIX 5.2/5.3/6.1 / Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/XP x64/2003 Terminal Services/2000 Terminal Services/2003 x64/2003 x64 Terminal Services/Vista/Vista x64/2008/2008 x64/2008 Terminal Services/2008 x64 Terminal Services;\nMac OS X (10.2 or later)/Mac OS 9.x / Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/XP/Vista/2008/7 / Microsoft Windows\nMac OS X (10.2 or later)/Mac OS 9.x / Windows\nLinux\nMac OS
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Country of origin:China
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.4 x 14.1 x 15.8 / 15.8 x 14.1 x 13.4 / 15.8 x 14.1 x 15.1
Emulations:PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript 3
I/O ports:- RJ-45\n- USB
Image scaling/enlargement range:25 - 400 %
Legal: Yes
Maximum internal memory:0.0625 / 64
Media size (tray 1):Carla Overduin
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet 10/100 / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Other network protocols supported:HTTP, WINS, IGMP, APIPA (AutoIP), DHCP, ICMP, DNS, SNMPv2c, Bonjour, DDNS, mDNS, ARP, NTP, Telnet, Finger
Package dimensions (W x D x H):472 x 432 x 493 / 472 x 432 x 555
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.6 x 17 x 19.4 / 18.6 x 17 x 21.9 / 19.4 x 17 x 18.6
Package length:18.6
Power supply type:AC
Quantity per pallet:12
Scan speed:4
Standard input trays:2
Standard media sizes:- A4\n- A5\n- A6 / Oficio
Weight:29.5 / 32.2
Weight (imperial):29.5 / 32.2
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wireless Technology:802.11g

Output Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) output capacity:30
Maximum output capacity:150
Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:75
Envelopes sizes:7 3/4, 9, 10, B5, C5, DL / 7 3/4, 9, 10, B5, DL / 7 3/4, 9, B5, C5, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:2
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter / Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Oficio / Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Oficio, Statement / Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Statement
Paper handling standard/input:250
Paper handling standard/output:150
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies / Card stock, Envelopes, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 90

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N / Y
Duplex functions: No
Faxing:Mono faxing / N
Finishing option: No
Management protocols:HTTP, WINS, IGMP, APIPA (AutoIP), DHCP, ICMP, DNS, SNMPv2c, Bonjour, DDNS, mDNS, ARP, NTP, Telnet, Finger / HTTP, WINS, IGMP, APIPA, DHCP, CMP, DNS, SNMPv2c, Bonjour DDNS, mDNS, ARP, NTP, Telnet, Finger
Maximum duty cycle:10000
Print technology:Laser
Printer management:HTTP, WINS, IGMP, APIPA (AutoIP), DHCP, ICMP, DNS, SNMPv2c, Bonjour, DDNS, mDNS, ARP, NTP, Telnet, Finger
Printing:Colour printing / Mono printing / N
Printing colors:Black
Processor frequency:266
Recommended duty cycle:250 - 1100
Scanning:Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Optional connectivity:Wireless LAN
Standard interfaces:Ethernet / Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):350
Power consumption (copying):305
Power consumption (PowerSave):11
Power consumption (printing):350
Power consumption (scanning):65
Power consumption (standby):55


Max Printing Speed B/W:24ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):24ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200 / 2400 x 2400
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.157
Print resolution (black, normal quality):600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):23 / 24
Standard printer languages:PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript 3
Time to first page (black, normal):11.5 / 9


Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / 8.5 x 14 / Legal (216 x 356)
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Scan speed (black):14
Scan type:ADF / Flatbed
Scanner Type:ADF / Flatbed
Simplex scan speed (A4/letter, black): up to:14


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Other operating systems supported:Novell NetWare 5.x, Novell NetWare 6.x
Server operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:48 / 50 / 51
Noise level (idle):24
Noise level (quiet mode):47
Print noise level:50 / 51
Printing noise level:50 / 51
Scanning noise level:48 / 50 / 51


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package height:17
Package weight:29.5 / 35.7 / 38.6 / 578.5
Package width:21.9
Weight:29.5 / 32.2 / 472.7 / 515