Pros

  • Sharp, solid text output

Cons

  • Grainy and over-saturated color images
  • Potentially high cost per page

At A Glance

Low-priced GDI-based printer sacrifices options and features, but not print quality. Model did well at printing text.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 62425704
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646398565

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Poor
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.6   ppm
Performance
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 23.42
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 27.61
Color Output Quality Fair
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 32.61
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) Superior
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 51.85
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Good
Color Photo (secs) 23.42
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 21.92
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 2.6
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Fair
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 32.8
Color Photo, Normal Settings 23.42
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.6
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 23.42
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 4.3
Line Art Output Quality Superior