Easy maintenance, Well-designed controls
Although we are a bit concerned with the running costs of this machine, Dell's B1164nfw is a versatile MFP for small and home office, covering all the business essentials and producing good quality print, reasonably quickly. Shame there's no cover for its paper tray, though, which may mean you need to close it up between print jobs.
Print quality, Lifetime fuser guarantee
I was impressed with the Dell B1165nfw because it is compact, easy to use and offers small offices and home offices basic business features at a low initial cost and, possibly more important, offers a low cost per page over the long term.
Is the B1165nfw perfect? No. I'd really like to see automatic duplexing, a front side USB port, and a larger paper drawer.
But for a home office or small office (think 1-9 users) looking for an efficient, reliable device, the B1165nfw is a great option.
Centrally mounted control panel is fairly easy to grasp
The Dell isn't the best choice for top-speed high-quality text, but it still fares reasonably well in these areas. More crucially, it offers some very impressive paper handling for the money. If you need a cheap but robust page-churner to serve a number of systems in a small or medium office, this is a fantastic option.
Very high print speed.
If we hadn't recently looked at theSamsung ML-6510ND, we would have been more impressed with the Xerox Phaser 6510V/ND. As it is, although the Xerox printer is marginally faster, it's more expensive to run and in virtually all other respects there's little to choose between them. Since the Samsung machine is around £420 (35 percent) cheaper, it's hard to find a reason for going the Xerox route.
We have reservations about the Phaser 4620V/DN's non-contracted running costs, and at this price we'd prefer if it came with more than a one-year warranty as standard, but otherwise it's hard to fault. It's as fast, robust and simple as a workgroup printer should be, yet it has the features and an upgrade path to keep pace with the fastest evolving and most demanding business.
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