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HP Deskjet 2540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2469 reviews of HP Deskjet 2540. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the print quality and size. The performance and price also get good reviews. There are some critical reviews about the paper handling and durability, while there are mixed views on the reliability and noise.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 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 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the size and print quality. The performance and price also get good comments, but some have doubts about the durability.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HP Deskjet 2540 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People really like the price. The usability is also appreciated.

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57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, Copy/Print/Scan

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (

HP Deskjet 2540 review


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

HP's Deskjet 2540 is the ideal printer for those on a budget, or whose needs aren't very exacting. It offers wireless networking and mobile printing, both of which are features not usually found in a sub-£50 printer. But unsurprisingly given the price,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

HP Deskjet 2540 review - still one of the cheapest inkjets


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...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: mfereday (

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...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Bobby Macpherson (

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

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Samuel D. (

Literally the worst piece of technology I have ever bought


Seems to be a one off poor product, I have otherwise had excellent results buying HP printers.

Light, fits in small spaces. Excellent for preventing papers from blowing away in the wind.

Everything. The software that comes with it insists that you install 4 extra programs outside of the basic drivers and software, and it runs extremely poorly unless you install all of these non-essential programs. i.e. bloatware. It took 2-3 hours of...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Jeffrey S. (



wireless and scanner are great

ink runs out in no time, 20 pages maybe. You must buy HP branded cartridges or the printer refuses to print! It has software detection and if not HP branded it refuses to print!

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: DiscoDave (

Not a great printer


short story is you get what you pay for. This does not print very well and is not very easy to use.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: jpadgaddy (

Great Printer


Easy to use wireless printer. Got this for my dad and he loves it.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: MYSH71 (

Easy set-up


Set up was super easy and I was printing wirelessly in less than 20 minutes after taking it out of the box.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):10


Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Faxing: No