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