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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. People really like the paper handling. The multifunction also gets good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the print quality and usability.

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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.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: None
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):16 / 17
First Copy Out Time B/W:13sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:16ppm/17ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):13

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):13 / 18
Power consumption (standby):17

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:249 / 250
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:125 / 500
Fax smart software features:Delayed TX, Polling, Auto Tel/Fax / Delayed TX, Polling, Fax forwarding, Auto Tel/Fax
Modem Speed:33.6
Standard Memory:2 / 8

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

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:250
Standard input capacity:250


Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB


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


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 40

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan / Fax, Scan
Auto document feeder: supported media types and capacity:50 sheet
Color all-in-one functions:scan, No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98 SE / Millenium / 2000 / XP / Windows 98 SE, Millennium(Me), 2000(SP3), XP
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.6 x 15.2 x 16.2
Emulations:PCL 5e, PCL 6; PostScript 3; Enhanced Windows Printing (GDI)
I/O ports:USB 2.0
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Power Requirements:220 - 240V +/-10%; 50/60Hz +/-3% / 220V–240V +/- 10%; 50Hz/60Hz +/-3%
Scan speed:3.9
Standard media sizes:A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal
Typefaces:78 PCL, 36 PS 3 / 78 PCL, 36 PS 3 & 8 bitmap

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 105 gsm / 60–105 gsm
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter / Legal, Letter

PC Connectivity

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


Copying:Mono copying / N
Digital sender:N
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:6000 / 7500
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Processor frequency:100
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):340
Power consumption (PowerSave):13 / 18
Power consumption (standby):17


Max Printing Speed B/W:16ppm/17ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):16ppm/17ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16 / 17
Time to first page (black, normal):13
Warm-up time:21


Gray scale levels:256
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Nuance PaperPort v.10 / Paperport 9.0

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):34
Print noise level:52
Printing noise level:52


Internal memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: No

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:26 / 26.5