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Pantum P2502W Review

True Score

69
67
2

Experts

77
3,911

Consumers

Expert Rankings

The fast printing speeds, ultra-low printing costs, and superb monochrome printing quality of the Pantum P2502W make it great for homes and small offices. However, this monochrome printer has no scan, copy, or fax functions.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Pantum P2502W is an entry-level laser printer that hit the market in 2020, touting affordable productivity for home and small office users. Unlike most of the top-ranked printers today, the Pantum P2502W is monochrome. It supports USB and Wi-Fi connectivity for simple integration with various systems.

With a 100-page paper tray and monthly duty cycle of 2000 pages (and a maximum of 15,000 pages), this printer is ideal for home and small office users. However, users who desire a multifunction printer with scanning and copying abilities can check out our Canon Color MF656Cdw review.

Best For

  • Compact

  • Small

Consensus

our Verdict

The Pantum P2502W is a decent printer for home and small office use, owing to its excellent printing speeds of 22.9 ppm in monochrome helps it rank in the top quarter for its category. However, it is incapable of color printing, and if you prefer a color printer, read our Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw review. With a printing cost of just 2.7 cents per page, this model will appeal to users working on a tight budget. It has a small footprint, fitting easily on a typical office desk.

The Pantum P2502 has a suite of connectivity options, including USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, and a mobile app. It has a decent input paper tray of 150 pages. Users will be delighted with its black printing quality, with an output of up to 1200 × 1200 dpi. However, if you prefer more vibrant prints from an inkjet model, be sure to check out our HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great print quality
    • Printing at resolutions of up to 1200 × 1200 dpi, the Pantum P2502 is a decent option for a home or small-office printer for monochrome documents and graphics.

  • Super-low printing costs
    • With printing costs of just 2.7 cents per page, this printer is extremely easy to maintain, and it’s among the best 25% among our list of certified tested printers.

  • Printing speed
    • Its printing speed of 22.9 ppm in black ably handles big printing jobs.

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited functionality
    • The lack of fax, copy, and scanner functions limits its versatility. This printer also lacks color printing abilities and may not be suitable for photo printing.

Pantum P2502W Specs

Automatic Document FeederAutomatic Document Feeder
Automatic Two-Sided PrintingAutomatic Two-Sided Printing
Copier Resolution (B&W)Copier Resolution (B&W)
Copier Resolution (Color)Copier Resolution (Color)
DepthDepth8.6"
Duplex Scan FunctionDuplex Scan Functionna
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star Certifiedn/a
HeightHeight7"
Integrated FaxIntegrated Fax
Max Number of CopiesMax Number of Copies
Max Paper WidthMax Paper Width
Mobile PrintingMobile PrintingYes
Number of Ink Cartridges RequiredNumber of Ink Cartridges Required
Paper FeederPaper Feeder
Print Speed (B&W)Print Speed (B&W)22 ppm
Print Speed (Color)Print Speed (Color)
Printer Resolution (B&W)Printer Resolution (B&W)1200 x 1200
Printer Resolution (Color)Printer Resolution (Color)
Printer TypePrinter TypePrinter
Scanner ResolutionScanner Resolutionna
Scanner TypeScanner Typena
Tray CapacityTray Capacity
WidthWidth13.2"
WirelessWirelessYes

All Specs

Test Results

B&W Print Speed (ppm)22.9
Color Print Speed (ppm)14.2
B&W Printing Costs (¢ per page)2.7
Color Printing Costs (¢ per page)0
Color Accuracy (dE)0

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Product Comparison

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True Score

69
NR
82

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Market Context

The Pantum P2502W is an entry-level laser printer that hit the market in 2020, touting affordable productivity for home and small office users. Unlike most…

The Pantum P2502W is an entry-level laser printer that hit the market in 2020, touting affordable productivity for home and small office users. Unlike most of the top-ranked printers today, the Pantum P2502W is monochrome. It supports USB and Wi-Fi connectivity for simple integration with various systems.

With a 100-page paper tray and monthly duty cycle of 2000 pages (and a maximum of 15,000 pages), this printer is ideal for home and small office users. However, users who desire a multifunction printer with scanning and copying abilities can check out our Canon Color MF656Cdw review.

Both the Pantum P2502W and the Pantum M6552NW are monochrome-only LaserJet printers. The Pantum M6552NW supports wider-ranging use, featuring copying and scanning functions. On the…

Both the Pantum P2502W and the Pantum M6552NW are monochrome-only LaserJet printers. The Pantum M6552NW supports wider-ranging use, featuring copying and scanning functions. On the other hand, the Pantum P2502W is more portable but doesn’t offer copying or scanning functions. Check out our Canon PIXMA G7020 review if you prefer a color printer.

While the Pantum P2502W and the HP LaserJet Tank MFP2604SDW are both laser printers, the two are very different. The HP printer is a more…

While the Pantum P2502W and the HP LaserJet Tank MFP2604SDW are both laser printers, the two are very different. The HP printer is a more versatile, business-friendly option equipped with all-in-one color printing, scanning, copying, and faxing functions. It also has SuperTank technology, so its printing costs per page are just a fraction of those of the Pantum printer. The Pantum model prints in monochrome only and does not have copying or scanning functions. See our HP LaserJet Tank MFP 2604sdw review for details about the HP printer.

Automatic Document Feeder

Yes

Automatic Two-Sided Printing

Yes

Copier Resolution (B&W)

Up to 600 x 600

Copier Resolution (Color)

Depth

8.6"

15.7"

Duplex Scan Function

na

No

Energy Star Certified

n/a

Yes

Height

7"

12.3"

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

67

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

77

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

69

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    92.6

    Category Trust Rating

    64
    The Pantum P2502W is a black and white print-only model that uses laser technology to… Read More

    By:

    Said-Mansour Maqsoudi
  • PC Mag
    86.9

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Pantum P2502W mono laser offers an attractively low price, small size, good text quality,… Read More

    By:

    M. David Stone