HP Deskjet 2423 All-in-One Printer: Unboxing and Quick Review

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I recently shopped for a printer/scanner but I was looking those with a less expensive ones. When I was in the store, I was choosing between Canon Pixma MP 250 Photo All-In-One Inkjet and HP Deskjet 2423 All-in-One Printer. Obviously I bought HP Deskjet 2423 All-in-One Printer though the Canon Printer is less expensive than the HP but the HP is just less SR 200.00, well it’s SR 199.00 to be exact. The HP Deskjet 2423 All-in-One Printer is the brother of HP Deskjet F2483 All-in-One Printer.

I’ve been using it for almost a week now and here are some of the key features that you’ll find in the HP Deskjet 2423 All-in-One Printer.

– You can print directly from your browser via the HP Smart Web Printing 2.
– Darker black and colorful colored print outs even if I print using Draft Print mode.
– You can go to COPY mode even if the printer is not connected your computer.
– Support different media, I already used A4, Legal size bond paper, 4X6 photo paper/borderless print out.

Other features are:
– HP 121 Ink Cartridge (Black and Tri-colour)
– Support XL cartridges
– One-touch copying
– 80-sheet fold-up paper tray
– On-printer print-cancel button
– Low ink indicator
– HP Photo Print Gadget
– ENERGY STAR® qualified

Here’s the full specs of the HP Deskjet 2423 All-in-One Printer.

General:
Dimension (W x D x H): 16.5″ W x 10.5″ D x 6.25″ H
Weight: 10.2 lbs (4.6 kg)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 Compatible (http://www.hp.com/go/windows7 for more info), Mac OS X v10.4.11, v10.5, or later
Standard Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Compatible with HP 121 ink (black and color)
Media Type: Plain Paper, Cards, Transparencies, Stickers, Photo Paper, Glossy Photo Paper, Envelopes, Matte Photo Paper.

Printer:
Printer Type: Thermal Ink-Jet
Print Speed (Black): Up to 20 pages per minute (ppm) after first page
Print Speed (Color): Up to 16 ppm after first page
Maximum copy enlargement ranging from 200 to 400% (varies by model)
Maximum copy reduction ranging from 25 to 50% (varies by model)
Print Resolution (Up to): Black: 600 x 600 dpi/ Color: 4800 x 1200 optimised dpi when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi
Colors Count: 4 ink
Paper Sizes: 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Photo/Bordesless Print: Yes
Pigment Ink: Yes
Cartridge Capacity (Black): 200 pages
Cartridge Capacity (Color): 150 pages
Supported Media: Plain Paper, Cards, Transparencies, Stickers, Photo Paper, Glossy Photo Paper, Envelopes, Matte Photo Paper.
Feed Capacity: 80 Pages

Scanner/Copier:
Scanner Type: Flatbed
Scanner Format: A4
Scanner Size: 216 x 297 mm
Color: 48 bit color, 8-bit grayscale (256 levels of gray)
Optical Resolution: 1200×1200 dpi
Enhanced Resolution: 19200 x 19200 dpi
Zoom Range: 25-200 %
TWAIN Support: Yes
Copier Resolution (Black): 600 x 600 dpi
Copier Resolution (Color): 1200 x 1200 dpi

Quick Review:
Setting up the printer was painfully quick, all I did was take out the printer and the necessary items and connected it to the computer. Windows 7 basically did all the work for me. The problem with the disc installer is that it is not compatible with Windows 7 but you can download the driver for Windows 7 from http://www.hp.com/go/windows7. Plus the Firewire to USB cable is either missing or was purposely not included in the box. So I just bought my own Firewire to USB cable for SR 5.00 than go back to the store and spend SR. 25.00 for Taxi fare.

Once the driver and software, you can use the Printer, Scanner and Copier. What’s lacking in the printer is a panel display, you cannot change the print outs when on copy mode and not connected to the computer, plus it’s a bit noisy when printing. Other than that all went well even when I tried to print photos using a 4 X 6 photo paper it went flawless! 🙂

Last modified: October 26, 2010

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