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Lexmark X6170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and paper handling. The usability and performance also get good reviews. There are some critical comments about the ink consumption and noise, while opinions are divided on the reliability.

value for money, performance, usability, paper handling, design

noise, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Lexmark X6170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 93 reviews)

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Lexmark X6170 All-in-one


WHAT'S HOT: Lexmark loaded the X6170 with almost all the features you need for a small or home office, including full stand-alone and PC-based faxing capability, plus a 50-page automatic document feeder for copying or faxing stacks of papers. For so...

The X6170 comes with Abbyy FineReader 5.0 Sprint Plus OCR for converting scanned documents into editable text, as well as Lexmark's limited photo editor and the All-in-One Center, a utility for configuring and operating the machine's various functions....

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Lexmark X6170


Living up to multifunction devices' promise, Lexmark's X6170 faxes, copies, and scans well, all for a reasonable price.

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Lexmark X6170 All-In-One w/USB Cable Inkjet Printer (Lexmark-15K0186)


Small offices will like this do-everything device, if they can live with less than perfect text.


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Lexmark X6170 All-In-One Office Center


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HardwareCentral - Lexmark X6170 All-in-One Review.


Lifting the entire scanner unit reveals the two (black and tricolor) ink cartridges, which snap into place easily, although the low-slung carriage means you'll have to crouch to desktop level to do so -- if you put the X6170 on the floor, you'll have...

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No colour cartridge? Buy or u will be nagged constantly


No colour cartridge = constant nag message

Easy to change cartridge...of course. Which is lucky, because you will be doing that ALOT

Cartridges last very short time ; Constant jams ; Nag message WHENEVER you don't have a nice new colour cartridge ; Cancelling printing takes a very long time - you have to turn printer on and off

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X6170 All-in-One


I have owned 2 of these machines and they both broke within one year with 2 different problems.

multifunction is great

they don't last long

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Lexmark X6170 All-In-One w/USB Cable Inkjet Printer (Lexmark-15K0186)


This printer is not recommended if anyone intends to upgrade to Windows Vista.

This product works well with Windows XP. Print quality, copy, etc is good. In fact it lives up to its tag as an all in one -for XP

This printer is not compatible with Windows Vista as an all in one. The Vista drivers issued from Lexmark, allow only for very tedious printing. There is no scanner support

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X6170 All-in-One


Bought the Lexmark 6170 as a FAX replacement, thinking that an additional printer plus the scanner would make good sense!

When working does the job

Always broken

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X6170 All-in-One


This is the worst printer I have ever purchased. From the beginning the print was not good quality, the fax machine didn't work half of the time, and the printer shook and didn't run smoothly. Paper jams were constant. The printer drank the ink like...

None at all

Too many to list

Product Specifications

With fast, high-quality print, scan, copy, and fax facilities, and a 50 page Auto Document Feeder, the X6170 is the ultimate office solution. With high-quality printing and scanning, exceptionally quick print and copy speeds, 33.6 Kbps stand-alone fax, and multi-page stand-alone copying and faxing, the X6170 is the perfect solution for the demanding user. Thanks to Lexmark's PrecisionPhoto technology, you get professional-quality printing with variable drop size for amazingly sharp results, finer detail, and less grainy images. Lexmark's black pigment-based ink offers laser-like texts, and fade-resistant, water-resistant documents, and even infrared-readable bar codes. The combination of high-resolution 4800 x1200 dpi printing and 48-bit scanning ensures accurate color reproduction and delivers exceptional quality from any original, whether for scanning to computer files, for copying, or faxing.


Cable Subcategory:Audio
I/O Cable Type:Audio cable
Left Connector Gender:Female
Left Connector Type:2 pin digital audio
Right Connector Gender:Female
Right Connector Type:2 pin digital audio


Max Copying Speed B/W:16ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:12ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 17 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Product Type:Power distribution strip
Subcategory (AG):Power distribution devices


Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Lexmark International/
Model:24 Outlet 120V 15A Rackmount Power Strip/6170
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lexmark X/


Standard Memory:16MB


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):5000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB/USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):Rack-mountable
Output Connector Qty:24


Max Printing Speed B/W:19ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):19ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:15ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):15ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi

Service & Support

Type:Limited lifetime warranty