Pros

  • Low cost per color page
  • Direct-print (PictBridge) port

Cons

  • Photos looked yellowish

At A Glance

Performance was above average, and estimated costs per page are competitive. PictBridge support is standard.

Manufacturer’s Description

An affordably-priced color laser printer that is built to share! The network-ready magicolor 2430DL Laser Printer from KONICA MINOLTA takes up much less desk space than some of its competitors - but, do not let its smaller size fool you. This printer is packed with power and loaded with robust features that make it the perfect solution for all your printing needs.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://konicaminolta.us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 5250221-400
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 39281035395

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 13.0   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
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 18.29
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 39.18
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 39.37
Line Art Output Quality Good
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.7
Color Photo (secs) 29.9
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 46.09
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 39.37
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Color Photo, Normal Settings 29.9
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Poor
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.5
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 63.03
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.5
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Good