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HP Deskjet 2540 All-In-One Printer

by HP
1,697 customer reviews
| 844 answered questions

RRP: £42.00
Price: £29.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Print, scan and copy
  • Print speed: Up to 7 ppm black/4 ppm colour
  • PC, smartphone and tablet printer - print wirelessly from any room in your home
  • Save space with a sleek, stylish and compact design
  • Get up to 2.5x more black printed pages and 2x more colour printed pages with optional high-capacity 301XL ink cartridges
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight3.6 Kg
Product Dimensions30.6 x 42.5 x 15.7 cm
Item model numberA9U22B#BHC
SeriesDeskjet 2540
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Wattage10 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 3 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 Kg
Date First Available8 July 2013

Product Description

Product Description

HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer

Enjoy easy wireless printing from any room -- plus scanning and copying too -- with this simple and affordable HP Deskjet all-in-one.1 Save space with a compact design that fits anywhere and get started in no time with quick and easy set-up.

Key Specifications

Up to 1200 dpi scan resolution

Product Description

PC, Smartphone and Tablet Printer -- Print Wirelessly from Any Room in Your Home1

Enjoy easy wireless printing from any room – from your smartphone, tablet or PC.1 Print wirelessly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with Apple AirPrint.2

Print, Scan and Copy with 1 Device

Enjoy real versatility -- produce everything you need with this no-fuss all-in-one. Do it all from 1 device -- print web pages, scan photos, copy correspondence and more.

Save Space with a Sleek, Stylish and Compact Design

Save valuable space with a compact all-in-one that’s designed fit almost anywhere. Get started straightaway with quick, easy set-up and simple operation.

This Product Has

2 sided printing
2-sided Printing

Manual (driver support provided)

Legal size flatbed scanner
Legal Size Flatbed Scanner

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Print Speed Black (ISO, Laser Comparable)
Up to 7 ppm

Print Speed Footnote
Either after first page or after first set of ISO test pages

Print Speed Colour (ISO, Laser Comparable)
Up to 4 ppm

First Page Out Black (A4, Ready)
As fast as 17 seconds

First Page Out Colour (A4, Ready)
As fast as 24 seconds

Recommended Monthly Page Volume
300 to 400

Paper Handling, Standard
60-sheet input tray and 25-sheet output tray

Scanner type

Scan Resolution, Optical
Up to 1200 dpi

1. An app or driver may be required to use HP wireless direct. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz routers only.
2. Supports OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion and the following devices running iOS 4.2 or later: iPad (all models), iPhone (3GS or later) and iPod touch (third generation or later). Works with HP's AirPrint-enabled printers and requires the printer be connected to the same network as your OS X or iOS device. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from the access point. OS X, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. AirPrint and the AirPrint logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Box Contains

1x HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer
Black Ink Cartiridge
Colour Ink Cartridge
Software CD
Setup Guide
Power supply
Power cord
USB Cable

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

537 of 546 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 May 2014
This was a second printer for me to replace an older HP model I had for years.
The white is quite attractive and makes a change v the normal black printer colour, but that's a minor point the performance is what really counts.

The HP is easy to set up simply pop the CD in and follow the instructions (which are very basic and hard to get wrong) I prefer a wired connection to the desktop but the wireless works very well on this (useful for other devices)
Onto the main printer itself on the top part there are a few buttons and a fairly small LCD which shows the wifi strength and no. of copies. The buttons let you control the wifi, power, and black/colour copy, as well as a low warning indicator for both cartridges.

My quick fire pros and cons.

+ Good print quality for both text and photos
+ Excellent bang per buck, low price
+ Built in wifi, connecting is easy and trouble free, also has Wireless Direct Printing (so you don't need to join the wifi network)
+ Apple AirPrint compatible
+ Fairly good build, easy to set up and use
+ Acceptable print speeds (it's no speed demon but fine for this price - around 7ppm at high quality faster draft)
+ Good instant scan quality (like a photocopier)
+ Ink carts are "not chipped" you can re-fill them

- Not so easy to scan books (could use a double hinge)
- Scan quality is good for documents, acceptable for photos (for photo scans a dedicated flatbed will do better)
- No slots for media cards, small mono LCD

Size is fairly compact at around 425 mm width and 306 mm depth.
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916 of 940 people found the following review helpful By Wiseowl TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Dec. 2013
After 5 years my much loved Kodak wireless all in one gave up the ghost and I spent a long time reviewing HP, Cannon and Epson printers to replace it. I print little and infrequent, as I do scan and copy, and even though I have no requirement to print from anywhere else other than my pc, I prefer wireless. So basically I want the basics which meant I could exclude a lot of the mid/top range printers for having far too many functions that I would never use together with the high price they command.
The other thing that concerned me was the alleged amount of ink some printers use to clean printer heads when printing is only occasional(The worst being a massive 276% extra!). This lead me to the Canon MG and HP wireless all in one low end range that apparently use only an additional 11% of ink for occasional use. I chose the Canon(purely because I preferred the design)but quickly regretted my choice. The wireless set up was a nightmare (3 hours) and it was only achieved by chance after pressing every available button. The documentation was poor, the function keys and the okay key interchanged constantly which is annoying and the software that installed on my desktop was intrusive and not user friendly. My frustration only heightened when I was asked for a USB cable when attempting to scan and with my patience finally gone I brought the HP.
In comparison this is a breeze! The printer and wireless set up was complete in an amazing 15 minutes and required me to only install the ink cartridges and mains cable. No inputting of network codes and no guessing which key, just a connection to the web and all done by HP. Couldn't have been easier. The only noticeable software to be installed on my pc was a single, very user friendly, printer icon, fabulous again!
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103 of 106 people found the following review helpful By PopWop on 17 July 2014
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So, it's me, Techno Phobe here!

Did my usual and left the printer sitting in it's box for several days while I braced myself for all the inevitable set-up issues.

Upon opening the box I found It came with one double-sided A4 sheet of pictures and symbols to decipher - sigh - problem number one.

There is then an 83 page manual - double sigh - problem number 2.

Shouldn't have worried!.....

The A4 sheet of paper actually made sense, just follow it slowly and logically, don't think you know it all. Then you put the CD in your computer and follow those instructions. They are idiot proof, believe me, if I can do it, anyone can. I did need to temporarily plug the printer into my computer to connect the two, again, the instructions are very clear on whether, when and how you may need to do this. The printer reads your router code from your computer, so no code input is required by you. Haven't needed the manual yet, will keep just in case. Haven't set up on any other PCs yet, can't see that there should be any problems.

And of the 83 page manual, only 6 pages are English - excellent!

(Had one self-inflicted problem; the colour ink registered as empty and I spent some time trying to sort that out. However, it would have helped if I'd removed the protection tape before installing the cartridge. I managed to do so for the black cartridge, obviously couldn't cope with the colour one as well. Can't really lay the blame for that at HP's door.)

In conclusion, given my own inadequacies when it comes to anything IT, I would say buy this machine if you need a decent wireless home printer. Haven't tested the printing in anger yet, but it's started off very well.

I took me about half an hour to set up, excluding my cartridge issues above, and including my very slow pace.

Hope this helps other Techno Phobes out there.
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