• Fast printing speeds
  • Strong paper-handling capabilities


  • Text output was unimpressive

At A Glance

Grayscale graphics looked nicely balanced, and letters were well-formed, but soft, smeary blacks marred text output.

Manufacturer’s Description

Experience lasting value with the HP LaserJet 2430TN printer, a reliable, easy-to-use printer for small workgroups.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number Q5961A#ABA
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 95205048308
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 23.9   ppm
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 25.08
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Poor
Color Photo, Normal Settings 15.3
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 25.72
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 14.96
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 11.54
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 354.95
Line Art Output Quality Poor
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 6.8
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Color Photo (secs) 15.3