Pros

  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Excellent photo quality on special paper

Cons

  • Pricey inks
  • Slow at printing color images

At A Glance

The Z2420 Wireless is cheap, and Wi-Fi makes it versatile, but it's otherwise a typical and somewhat slow machine.

Manufacturer’s Description

Z2420 Wireless Color Printer offers the convenience of built-in 802.11g/b wireless printing. Compatible with 802.11n. Share the Z2420 wirelessly among multiple computers. Connect with 802.11g/b wireless network and wireless computer or with USB cable. Print 25 black/white pages per minute and 18 color pages per minute with 4800 x 1200 dpi. Prints borderless photos up to 8 x 11. Printer offers thermal inkjet printing, 100-sheet paper input capacity and Accu-feed technology to eliminate paper jams. Energy Star qualified.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lexmark.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 13L0700
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646066563
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • Yes

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 10.1   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 12.66
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 106.87
Color Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 39.03
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 38.03
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 77.22
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 111.52
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 47.28
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 47.87
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.5
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.7
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.2
Line Art Output Quality Fair