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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of OKI B2540 MFP. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling. The multifunction is also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the print quality and usability.

price, multifunction, paper handling

performance, control panel, usability, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the OKI B2540 MFP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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OKI B2540


Design The Oki B2520 MFP is diminutive for a multifunction laser printer. It sits 17.6 inches wide, 15.2 inches deep, and 16.2 inches tall, and weighs 26 pounds. The scanner lid is topped by a 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) that allows you to...

Low price; mailbox option is great for a multiuser environment; front-mounted USB port lets you print from or scan/fax to a USB thumbdrive; good color scan quality; manual feed slot; full QWERTY keyboard lets you input e-mail addresses easily.

Slow task speeds; poor grayscale scan quality; middling graphics print quality; not network-ready; control panel is hard to decipher and not intuitive; text LCD isn't backlit, making it hard to read in low light; per-page costs are high.

The Oki B2520 MFP is a low-cost multifunction that ultimately fails for a variety of reasons, from its poorly implemented control panel to slow, low-quality output. There are better laser multifunctions that won't leave you scratching your head in...

Sep, 2007

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Oki B2540 MFP review


Oki's B2540 MFP costs a little more than you'd pay for an entry-level mono laser network printer, but it's a multifunction peripheral that can also scan in colour or make black-and-white copies.

Jack of all trades and master of... well, faxing, maybe. With poor results and slow performance all round, it's one to avoid.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

A truly versatile, professional multifunction product (MFP) for mono printing and copying, color and mono scanning, full fax capability, and scan-to-email the B2540 MFP combines mono (black-and-white) printing and copying, network printing, analog and LAN faxing, color scanning and scan-to-email. This compact MFP lets your workgroup access advanced features normally reserved for more costly equipment. The affordable B2540 MFP delivers clear, sharp output. Produce professional-looking documents with ease, whether printing, copying, faxing or converting your hard-copy documents into electronic files. Have a document you need to scan quickly and transport as a digital file? Simply insert a USB Flash drive into the USB port conveniently located on the front of the B2540 MFP and place your document in the automatic document feeder. Scan and save it to the Flash drive and you're on your way in seconds. The B2540 MFP also lets you print select file formats directly from the USB Flash drive without the need for a PC. The sleek, stylish B2540 MFP does all you want and more. In addition, its clever design ensures that changing the one-piece, cost-efficient cartridge is quick, clean and easy. Your investment just keeps looking better and better.


Automatic Duplexing: None
First Copy Out Time B/W:13sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:16ppm/17ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):340

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Model:2540 MFP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:OKI B


Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):6000impressions/7500impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Mono / No
Digital sender: No
Printing: No


Max Printing Speed B/W:16ppm/17ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):16ppm/17ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi