• Low per-page costs
  • Superb text prints


  • Sluggish print speeds

At A Glance

Good text printing, low per-page costs, and a large main paper tray. PictBridge option is expensive, but may appeal to some.

Manufacturer’s Description

For workgroup printing with the works, the magicolor 5440 DeskLaser color laser printer can save you both time and money. At up to 27 color and monochrome pages a minute, the DeskLaser can replace slower color inkjet and monochrome printers. With standard Ethernet and USB 2.0 interfaces, large and small workgroups can share the benefits and savings of color laser printing. It's also Camera Direct Photo Print ready thanks to an additonal USB port.When you want an economical and productive color printer, it's the Magicolor 5440 DeskLaser that gives your business the competitive edge it needs to get results. The Magicolor 5440 DeskLaser even offers extra document handling, such as high-volume paper input at 600 sheets, manual two-sided printing, and a maximum 2400 x 600 dpi resolution. Plus, the 5440 comes with 64MB of memory, expandable to 576MB, and a 60,000 print per month duty cycle.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number 5250224-400
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 39281035449


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 21.7   ppm
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Fair
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 19.06
Sports Action Shot (secs) 27.24
Line Art Output Quality Very Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.3
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 4.5
Overall Scan Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 15.58
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.5
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 36.01
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Very Good
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Poor
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 2.2
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 13.38
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.9
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 19.74
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.2
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Superior
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 18.74