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


  • 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

The Specs

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


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