Pros

  • Front USB port

Cons

  • Graphics printing is slow
  • Text output was heavy and fuzzy

At A Glance

Features and performance are similar to the Xerox Phaser 6120n, but graphics output was lackluster. Has PCL and PostScript.

Manufacturer’s Description

A true desktop printer that fits easily into any environment, the magicolor 2450 provides simple, full-front access for reloading supplies and clearing paper jams, so there s no need to access the back of the machine. Easy set-up and operation make the magicolor 2450 a breeze to use. It comes with pre-installed high yield 4,500-page toner cartridges, so you're up and running in just a few minutes. Auto-run installation software automatically detects the printer on your network and guides you step-by-step through set-up, while comprehensive printer drivers simplify printing with options such as collation, fit-to-page scaling, separation pages, watermarks, tray selection, and secure printing. The magicolor 2450 also features innovative color technology for outstanding image quality. The 9600 x 600 dpi-class Photo ART contone resolution generates over 4,000 colors per dot, providing enhanced photographic detail and smooth color gradients. Konica Minolta s Simitri Polymerized Toner produces sharp output, fine text and better halftones. It also reduces toner consumption by up to 30%, keeps the printer cleaner and is more environmentally friendly than other toner technologies. The magicolor 2450 is perfect for diverse office workgroups. It features PostScript 3 and PCL 6 printer emulations to support popular software applications, allowing the seamless creation and processing of all your color documents. Window and Macintosh system compatibility offers support for mixed workgroups, while mixed network support for NetWare, TCP/IP, EtherTalk, and NetBIOS/NetBEUI ensures smooth integration into your network configuration.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 5250222-100
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Poor
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 14.4   ppm
Performance
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 62.99
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 36.86
Color Output Quality Fair
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 136.4
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Poor
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) 41.53
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Color Photo (secs) 54.24
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 24.68
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.0
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Color Photo, Normal Settings 54.24
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.0
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 62.99
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.6
Line Art Output Quality Poor