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Konica Minolta 2530DL

£200 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Konica Minolta

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Konica Minolta 2530DL is a compact colour laser with built-in networking features. At £200 it costs considerably less than its predecessor at release, and offers a few upgrades including increased memory and marginally lower accessory costs.

The Konica Minolta 2530DL is a compact colour laser with built-in networking features. At £200 it costs considerably less than its predecessor at release, and offers a few upgrades including increased memory and marginally lower accessory costs.

The 2530DL doubles the internal memory to 64MB, which enabled us to print high-resolution photos successfully from a digital camera attached to the printer's front-mounted PictBridge port. Without an expensive memory upgrade, however, the 2430DL could print only in draft mode.

The single paper tray holds 200 sheets, although you can add an optional 500-sheet paper tray. At 15.2 pages per minute, text printing speed lags behind a number of the models at this price. Tests produced heavy-looking but well formed text characters with crisp edges. Line art was quite dark, too, and our grayscale print had a yellow-brown tint and overly dark shadows. On plain paper, colour samples showed plenty of detail in the darkest areas but had inaccurate colours.

Konica Minolta 2530DL Expert Verdict »
Max res 2,400x600dpi
quoted print speed B=20ppm C=5ppm
USB 2.0
ethernet
200-sheet tray
toner costs B=£60 C=£99 x 3
print life (pages) B=4,500 C=4,500 x 3
1-year warranty
430x395x341mm
18.9kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The Konica Minolta Magicolor 2530DL is an economical choice for printing text and photos, if space and convenience are more important to you than print quality.

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