Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta Magicolor 2430DL
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Konica Minolta magicolor 2430DL
22 April 2005
Conclusion: The Konica Minolta magicolor 2430DL offers good performance and quality for text and graphics. It also lays claim to being a personal photo color laser by virtue of its $500 price, PictBridge support, and photo quality that's as good as we've seen from a color laser.
Pros: Quality ranges from just shy of very good for graphics and photos to excellent for text. Fast performance for the price and four-pass design. PictBridge support.
Cons: The optional duplexer and second paper drawer more than double the price, to $1,200.
Conclusion: Though you won't have to do it during your first 1,500 pages, servicing the 2430DL is simple enough: Lifting the hood (which includes a fold-down, face-down output tray) reveals the carousel of four toner cartridges up front; as with other four-pass color lasers, this rotates to apply each shade of toner when making up a color page. The drum cartridge is just aft of this, with the fuser unit at the rear and transfer belt unit attached to the hood.
Pros: One of the smallest, lightest, and fastest under-$700 color laser printers to date, Very good text and graphics quality
Cons: $499 base model doesn't have enough memory for high-res graphics, The old starter-instead-of-full-toner-cartridges-in-the-box trick