This review appears in the August issue of PC Advisor, available now in all good newsagents.

Built around a colour laser engine, the 2480MF is a colour printer, scanner, copier and fax machine all in one.

The print facilities are the most important and it delivers a maximum resolution of 2,400x600dpi. The 96MB of onboard memory is fine, but it comes with only a 200-sheet paper tray as standard. A 500-sheet feeder is optional, but the 100-sheet output tray makes large loads difficult in any case. A PictBridge port is included.

The 2480 is fairly fast at mono prints, reaching 15ppm (pages per minute). Text is crisp and steady, while colour output, though fairly good-quality, is only 2.2-2.9ppm.

The Konica makes a decent scanner – images are fairly faithful and well shaded – and works pretty well as a fax machine. The software interface offers plenty of flexibility.

Konica Minolta 2480MF: Specs

  • Max print resolution 2,400x600dpi
  • optical scanner resolution 600x600dpi
  • quoted print speed B=20ppm C=5ppm
  • actual print speed B=15ppm C=2.2ppm
  • USB 2.0
  • ink costs B=£70 C=£70
  • print life (pages) B=4,500 C=4,500
  • fax facilities
  • 200-sheet tray
  • digicam port
  • 1-year onsite warranty
  • 530x475x531mm
  • 37.1kg
  • Max print resolution 2,400x600dpi
  • optical scanner resolution 600x600dpi
  • quoted print speed B=20ppm C=5ppm
  • actual print speed B=15ppm C=2.2ppm
  • USB 2.0
  • ink costs B=£70 C=£70
  • print life (pages) B=4,500 C=4,500
  • fax facilities
  • 200-sheet tray
  • digicam port
  • 1-year onsite warranty
  • 530x475x531mm
  • 37.1kg

OUR VERDICT

Considering the price, the 2480 is missing a few accessories. While it works well as a scanner and fax machine, printing capabilities are less than astounding.

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