Pros

  • Can handle the traffic of a big office
  • Excellent Web-based network tools

Cons

  • Produced thick text with jagged edges
  • Color graphics output looked muted

At A Glance

Full-featured multifunction printer can handle the traffic of a big office, but it produces mediocre output.

Manufacturer’s Description

The C2424/DP produces 24 pages per minute for copies and prints. That means 600 x 600 dpi printing on any paper. Insert your paper input trays and print or copy up to 1150 sheets a whack. A standard 50-sheet Duplex Automatic Document Feeder provides two-sided printing as well. Its output bin can handle 250 sheets at a time. The C2424/DP can hold paper as large as 8.5" x 14" and it comes with a storage cart, eliminating the need for extra paper storage space.The C2424/DP also has other exciting features like Enhanced PrintingScout for instantly displaying pop-up help if attention is needed during print jobs, Phaser Installer for automatically getting you printing in seconds and PhaserSMART remote diagnostic tools providing automated Internet-based support. The C2424/DP scans with outstanding speed, quality and reliability with 600 x 600 dpi resolutions. It has never been easier to bridge the hard copy and digital worlds. Color scanning enables a fast, easy transition from on-paper to on-screen and on-line. Plus, scanning images from hardcopy directly into common applications like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint helps office workers create higher quality, professional documents.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.office.xerox.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C2424/YDP
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 829160742731
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.2   ppm
Performance
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 20.24
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 4.84
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 16.02
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 14.32
Color Output Quality Fair
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 30.85
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Fair
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Poor
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 53.74
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Color Photo (secs) 19.99
One-Page Copy (secs) 14.38
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 10.52
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 18.17
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 3.0
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Fair
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 19.48
Color Photo, Normal Settings 19.99
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 3.0
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 20.24
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.5
Line Art Output Quality Poor

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