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Panasonic KX-MB2030

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Panasonic KX-MB2030. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and durability are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the noise.

usability, price, performance, durability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Panasonic KX-MB2030 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Robin Morris (

Panasonic KX-MB2030 review


On the face of it, £260 for a mono laser multifunction device doesn't seem such a great deal. For this price you can get a good colour model. But it's the wide-ranging multifunctional nature of this Panasonic KX-MB2030 that merits the price tag. And...

The Panasonic KX-MB2030 isn’t a spectacular MFD. It’s not particularly cheap, and it mostly works well yet without being stunning in any single department. However, with its inclusion of fax facilities and network support, this still stands as a solid...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (

Panasonic KX-MB2030


Note too that the printer includes a 250-sheet input tray, which should be more than enough for a personal printer or micro office, along with a manual feed, so you can print on different paper stock without having to swap out the paper in the tray....

Prints, scans, and faxes, including over a network. Standalone copier, fax machine. Automatic document feeder

Somewhat slow. No duplexer. Relatively high cost per page

A good fit as a personal monochrome laser MFP or for a micro or home office, the Panasonic KX-MB2030 prints, scans, faxes, copies, and offers the convenience of an automatic document feeder.

Consumer review by: Michelle (

4-in-1 Monochrome Laser MFP


" At first, this printer was fairly easy to use. I use this in my office, and am able to print two-sided, just as long as I refill the paper correctly. It is a lot faster than other printers that I have owned. However, since day one this printer has...

Inexpensive , Compact , Easy to use , Durable , Convenient , inexpensive toner

Did not meet expectations , Poor quality , not a long-term investment , loud and noisy , smelly

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Mike (

Great for the price


" I have used all of the functions except the network capabilities and everything works great. One of the best printers that I have owned. "

Easy to use , Durable , Exceeded expectations , Convenient , great printing ability

can be noisy

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Raptor (

Loud and Smelly


" Happy with the built and features, but It is extremely loud machine when operate. Beside that, the machine gives off uncomfortable toner smell after use. I expected more from a trusted brand like Panasonic. "

Compact , Easy to use , Durable

Did not meet expectations

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Neko (

decent purchase for the price


" If only this printer had the ability to print "a two (2) page, and if it could print in color, I would have paid three times what I paid for it. the product quality is Excellent good. "

Inexpensive , Compact , Easy to use , Durable , Convenient

non 2 sided printer , non color printer

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Neko (

decent purchase for the price


If only this printer had the ability to print "a two (2) page, and if it could print in color, I would have paid three times what I paid for it. the product quality is Excellent good.

Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Durable, Convenient

non 2 sided printer, non color printer

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: JohnT9 (

No Color


Please please read the fine print it talks about color scanning and how fast that is but never states if the unit itself prints color and it DOES NOT. I tried to return it but was out of town when it came and the first color survey I tried to print was...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):12
Maximum Copy Resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 function (N=):4
Time to first copy (black, normal):16


Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2


Auto reduction: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:20 / 6
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:150 / 3.5
Modem Speed:33.6

Input capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:20
Standard input capacity:250


Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

All-in-one functions:copy, fax, print, scan / Copy, Fax, Scan
Colour all-in-one functions:scan / scan, No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
Dimensions (WxDxH):420 x 432 x 305
Networking features:10 Base-T / 100 Base-TX Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Power requirements:AC 120 V / AC 220 - 240V, 50/60 Hz
Standard media sizes:216 x 330 mm, 216 x 340 mm

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 90 gsm
Non-ISO print media sizes:legal, letter
Standard tray media types:Plain Paper


Digital sender: No
Duplex functions:print
Print Technology:Laser
Printing:Mono / No
Recommended duty cycle:10000

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):1000 / 950
Power Consumption (Standby):11 / 5.5


Maximum Resolution:600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):24
Warm-up time:16


Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, TIF
Input colour depth:48
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output colour depth:24


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: No
Internal Memory:32

System requirements

Mac compatibility: No

Weight & Dimensions