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.
No duplex scanning support for the ADF, Pricey toner
You buy a monochrome laser for speed and great text. The B1265dfw delivers both, albeit not as cheaply as one would wish. If you do the math, the total cost of operation will probably work out for small-volume copying and printing. The question you should ask is whether you might not be better off with a full-featured, $300 color inkjet MFP like the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540, which provides decent speed and impressive print quality, with far superior graphics and a significantly cheaper...
Wireless direct print from mobile devices
The Dell B1265dfw is a solid SOHO all-in-one which prints quickly from a variety of sources, produces good quality prints, is easy to use and doesn't cost the earth to run. Having said that, there are cheaper all-in-ones to run, if that's a key factor in your purchase decision.
Print speeds, Print quality, Automatic duplexing
The Dell C3760dn is simple to setup and operate, produces quality prints quickly and offers a good blend of business features - front side USB port, automatic duplexing, power saver - for a single function laser printer.
My only real complaint - one I've had with Dell color laser printers in the past - was that the color cost per page is slightly higher than some competitors. If a SMB is looking to print a medium to heavy color print load, this may cause some concern.
Simple LED print engine
It's quite difficult to see how the Dell C1765nfw differs from the earlier 1355cnw. It has the same design, speed and feature set, except that the new machine should be able to take print directly from a mobile device. In our tests, though, Dell Mobile Print for Android doesn't detect the printer, so removing the advantage. Currently, the 1355cnw is available online for £175, over £60 cheaper than this machine, though with the same high running costs. Go figure.
High initial and running costs
Dell C1765nfw is useful multifunctional printer of high price. There are more affordable options available. The cost per page (when using official Dell ink) of color prints is also ridiculous. If you opt for this printer I'd strongly recommend using third-party or extra-high capacity Dell toners.
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