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Sharp AL-2040CS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Sharp AL-2040CS. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The print quality and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the noise and performance.

price, usability, print quality, size, reliability

performance, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Sharp AL-2040CS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sharp AL-2040CS from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the size and print quality. The reliability and usability are also appreciated, whereas the noise and performance get negative views.

price, usability, reliability, print quality, size

performance, noise

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sharp AL2040CS Digital Laser Copier, Printer, Scanner

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: dpic44 (

Sharp AL-2040CS is not worth the money


I would not recommend this printer for business, and probably not for personal use. It is not practical from a financial perspective or ease of use.

Double-sided printing, network ready, print quality is good.

Can only use the scanner with the USB cable, making it accessible to only one computer on the network. The USB cable must be connected directly from the printer to the computer. There are no print servers or hubs that have both USB and Ethernet to...

May, 2008

Product Specifications

From Sharp Minds come Sharp Products - products designed to help individuals, families, and corporate teams connect effortlessly, communicate clearly, and unleash creativity like never before. Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design.


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
First Copy Out Time B/W:8sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:550sheets


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp AL


Standard Memory:16MB

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

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


Max Printing Speed B/W:16ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 dpi