Panasonic DP-2310 Review
Overview: With its 23 copy per minute operating speed, the Panasonic DP-2310 falls just below the current average in the category of raw performance alone. Still, this very well rounded and well equipped device offers buyers plenty of customization options and a competitive amount of built in features, making it a great general use document handling machine for a small office.
Pros: With five different paper tray configurations alone, the Panasonic DP-2310 can accommodate a variety of paper handling needs through customizability. Users can hand select inclusion of various hard disk units, faxing options, and flash memory, making the 2310âs most appealing feature its versatility.
The deviceâs warm up time runs at a mere 30 seconds and its first copy out time of only 4.5 seconds is outstanding. Unfortunately the unitâs overall copy speed is only 23 pages per minute, which is a sure sign of the deviceâs age in a market flooded with 30 page per minute work horses. The unit can, however, print all the way up to Ledger sized paper and can also make copies at this size, making it a great choice for those who require large format printing in office.
Servicing the Panasonic DP-2310 is actually particularly user friendly thanks to a very simple to execute toner cartridge replacement procedure. Old toner cartridge waste receptacles and containers pop out easily and new ones can be installed in minutes if not seconds. This type of time saving design is perfect for reducing overall time wasted on user interaction.
One other thing that should be mentioned is that, though it is optional, when installed, the unitâs network scanning module allows for true network scanning, whereas far too many devices on the market have very limited scanning options when it comes to a network. Documents scanned on the Panasonic DP-2310 can be sent to multiple host PCs on the network or LAN, as opposed to just one.
Cons: Memory storage levels are somewhat lower than is desirable on this older device with standard page memory capacity at 32 MBs and an additional 16 MBs for sort memory. The unitâs print resolution is also questionable at only 600 x 600 dots per inch, though with certain add ons the device is capable of 1200 x 1200 dpi equivalent printing.
The Panasonic DP-2310 is inhibited with the older style problem of being able to make limited numbers of copies from a single source at one time due to its limited LCD display screen. Still, in this case up to 999 can be made at once and the process can quickly be repeated, so having this limitation in not exactly the end of the world.
While the system that Panasonic has set up for this machine that allows for complete customizability is a rather good one, it is a shame that not every unit will be equipped with what are usually standard features such as a G3 fax modem. If users are not careful, they could end up with a fairly lopsided machine as far as functionality goes, resulting in less than favorable specifications.