What buyers will love most about the HP Deskjet 2543 All-in-One inkjet printer is almost certainly its affordable price. Its functions are also impressive, as it can handle printing, scanning, and copying. Wireless support is included, along with mobile printing features, and users won't break the bank replacing HP 2543 printer ink supplies either.
The connection options are adequate for home users, with a USB port for direct connection and Wi-Fi for sharing on a wireless network. A few potential buyers may lament the lack of an ethernet port, but most homes are equipped with a wireless network these days anyway. The unit supports AirPrint for easy printing from Apple devices with virtually no setup required, but strangely it doesn't support HP's ePrint platform.
Lack of an automatic document feeder won't likely affect most light-duty home users, who will only need occasional scanning. The flatbed scanner does an excellent job, with an optical resolution of 1200x1200 dpi, though it is limited to media of 8.5x11 inches or smaller. It also requires a PC for scanning, as it has not scan button on the control panel, or a method of transferring documents. This may prevent some users from using the scanning feature often, and reaping the benefits of reduced paper and Deskjet 2543 ink usage.
Speaking of printer ink, the inkjet system uses two HP 2543 ink cartridges. When using high-capacity supplies, the black Deskjet 2543 ink cartridge can supply around 480 pages, while the color supply can yield around 330 pages. This makes the cost per page for HP 2543 ink fairly reasonable, especially if users seek out remanufactured supplies from third-party sellers.
The HP 2543 is a great choice as a fairly barebones all-in-one machine, especially for home users who only need to do occasional scanning and copying. Busy users will find its small capacity limiting, and probably spend more than they would like on supplies.
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