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HP Deskjet 2540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 562 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The print quality and value for money also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the paper handling and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Deskjet 2540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 151 user reviews of HP Deskjet 2540 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Deskjet 2540 All-In-One Printer

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Can this low-cost printer deliver a high-quality performance?

Fantastic price ; Wi-Fi connectivity ; Mobile printing ; Good photo prints ; Acceptable text printing

No colour screen ; No borderless printing ; No auto Duplex ; No internal paper tray ; Slow

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With wireless networking and support for mobile printing, this MFP can't print photos but would work well in a home office

If you scan and print documents, but have little interest in photos, then this is a sound little MFP, albeit one with expensive mono costs. We'd have preferred more of an all-rounder, but if you're okay the scanning and photo printing limitations of...


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HP Deskjet 2540


HP's Deskjet 2540 is aimed at phone and tablet owners who want to print easily.

Low purchase price ; Simple controls and LCD ; Good quality copies

Fiddly cartridge renewal ; Images don’t fill 15x10 photos ; No NFC support

HP is keen on you installing from the Web, rather than from the supplied CD, though this involves a hefty download and a number of mandatory click-to-select options. Whatever happened to the ‘install from printer’ regime HP trialled a year or so back?...

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A HP AiO Device : HP Deskjet 2540


It has been a while since I last had the opportunity to check out a HP printer. If memory serves me correct, this unit was a home photo printing model that I reported on in 2008. It was therefore quite a surprise when HP's PR agency rang me up out of...

The HP Deskjet 2540 is a multifunction device that offers print, scan and copy facilities with the option of either USB or wireless connectivity. With dimensions at the base of 398 x 195mm (W x D), this unit expands through its height of 156.60mm to a...

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HP Deskjet 2540


At the high end of the inkjet all-in-one market, Canon reigns supreme with its Pixma range of printers. However, lower down the pecking order, where printers such as the new HP Deskjet 2540 sit, it's much more open.

A cost-effective all-in-one, with decent print quality and broad Wi-Fi support

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For the price & quaitly a good deal.


It was mostly easy to set up & use. My problem is setting up to use wireless printing part, Haven't been able to do so as of yet. It is a little slower to print out than I would like.

Fairly easy to use

Haven't been able to print from computer as of yet

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Basic wireless, good value


Nice little wireless printer for someone just wanting to print from iPhone or iPad occasionally.

Easy to use, compact

Difficult to get cartridges into printer

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Great unit for the price when in a hurry.


Needed a black and white printer in a big hurry as the old one went dry and no one in the area had ink for it. This printer had more features than required, but had a great price and was ready to go.

Good price

Larger footprint than wanted, but best price

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great for the price


was easy to set up and easy to connect to any computer or laptop and phone....

easy to use,easy to connect

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Great printer


Looking for a wireless printer that was small works great for home needs printing misc docs and color photos once in a while. Was not concerned about print speed but seems fast enough for me!

Good color photos also