Colour LaserJet CM2320nf printer
The HP Colour LaserJet CM2320nf colour laser multifunction printer would be a good choice for a small office with a light workload.
- Text output is outstanding
- No automatic duplexing, expensive toner
The HP Color LaserJet CM2320nf could fit well in a small office that prints or copies limited quantities of documents and graphics. If duplexing is high on your list of desirable features, however, you need to look elsewhere.
Price$ 1,499.00 (AUD)
This HP Colour LaserJet CM2320nf is compact and well designed, but its black toner is particularly expensive.
The HP Colour LaserJet CM2320nf has a fairly basic set of features. In addition to the 250-sheet main input tray and 50-sheet multipurpose tray, a 550-sheet extra tray is available.
The automatic document feeder (ADF) holds 50 sheets for copying or scanning. Disappointingly, it can't perform automatic duplexing, but helpful on-screen prompts walk you through the manual process. The HP Colour LaserJet CM2320nf's control panel is straightforward: all buttons are clearly labeled and grouped. A 2.4in, tiltable colour LCD shows menu options and status messages.
Hewlett-Packard includes its useful HP Document Manager software for initiating and organising your scans and faxes. The HTML-based documentation does a nice job of covering the HP Colour LaserJet CM2320nf MFP's principal functions but is sketchy on some details.
The Colour LaserJet CM2320nf posted average or better-than-average scores in our tests. HP's specs claim that the model has a top speed of 21 pages per minute for both black-and-white text and colour image printing, but in our tests the machine managed a pedestrian 17ppm for text and 4.1ppm for colour graphics — though the latter is above average for this category.
Text output is outstanding and ornate fonts stood out sharply, even at small point sizes. Most of the HP Colour LaserJet CM2320nf's colour prints appeared to be somewhat oversaturated, although fleshtones looked realistic; colour scans varied in saturation, too. Scans and copies of monochrome graphics struggled with fine details.
The Colour LaserJet CM2320nf's toner system is a bit quirky — and pricey. The cartridge rack slides out on loosey-goosey arms that feel unreliable for long-term service, and the toner cartridge slots are not keyed. To make matters worse, when we deliberately switched colours, the alerts on the LCD and on HP's ToolboxFX status and settings applet were vague.
Printing isn't cheap. A low-volume office might not feel the pinch for a while, but busier workplaces will. And because the HP Colour LaserJet CM2320nf ships with 1,200-page starter cartridges, you'll need to buy replacements sooner rather than later.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei P10 smartphone review
- 2 Huawei P10 Plus phone: Full, in-depth review
- 3 Motorola Moto G5 smartphone review
- 4 Oppo A57 phone: full, in-depth review
- 5 Moto G5 Plus phone: full, in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- Microsoft shows the power of its Pen with a new Whiteboard app and other upgrades
- Wanawiki is the WannaCry fix that might save affected PCs—if you work fast
- Microsoft redesigns OneNote UI to make it more universally accessible
- Google's Standalone VR and VPS address the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality
- The WannaCry ransomware might have a link to North Korea
PCW Evaluation Team
A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.
I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.
As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
- LG 2017 OLED TV range full review: W7 Signature Wallpaper, G7, E7 and C7 UHD TVs
- Asus ROG Strix Z270F Gaming motherboard review
- The simple RAM buying guide
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- FTSocial Media Executive / Specialist (Facebook) - online gamblingNSW
- CCPHP DeveloperNSW
- FTDigital Solution ArchitectNSW
- CCSAP ISU Functional ConsultantVIC
- FTDisaster Recovery AnalystNSW
- CCSenior Procurement SpecialistVIC
- FTLead ArchitectVIC
- FTService Desk Analyst Level 1 SupportQLD
- FTNetwork EngineerQLD
- FTDevOps EngineerNSW
- FTIT Systems EngineerQLD
- FTLevel 3 Service Desk Support Engineer / Project ManagerQLD
- CCMicrosoft (Sharepoint) SpecialistNSW
- FTTechnical WriterNSW
- CCSplunk Software DeveloperVIC
- TPUAT CoordinatorQLD
- CCSalesforce ArchitectVIC
- FTeCommerce Solution ArchitectNSW
- FTLearning & Development Consultant, Wealth ManagementNSW
- FTSolution ArchitectQLD
- TPSolution Architect - LIS ProgramQLD
- CCData AnalystNSW
- FTProject Manager HFC Capacity ManagementVIC
- FTIT Systems EngineerTAS
- FTData Analyst - 12 months Fixed Term ContractVIC