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.
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.
Best for small or home offices
The Dell C1660w's expensive toner and light-duty capabilities make it best for small or home offices. Before you reach automatically for a laser, however, it's worth noting that office-minded inkjets offer better speed, competitive print quality, and much cheaper inks--and their multifunction cousins add more capabilities.
Easy, simple, magic
Since I'm on the lap top in several different rooms, this is perfect for when I see a recipe I want to print. It's just magic. I hit print and my document appears in the other room. It's a good quality, simple printer. That's what we were looking for: good quality at a reasonable price. This fit the bill for us.
Low initial cost, All-in-One toner piece, Energy efficient
The Dell B1160w is nearly identical to the Samsung ML-2165w that we reviewed earlier this year thanks to a behind the scenes partnership so customers can expect a great product.
But like the Samsung ML-2165w, the one potential problem I see is that the B1160w is going to fall into niche market since it is an ultra compact single function monochrome laser printer.
Good print quality, Very compact
Don't be put off by this printer's overall scoreâ??it lost most of its points in the hardware section due to its limited range of functions. The Dell B1160w keeps its promises, delivering great print quality and low running costs in a very compact package. It's ideal for users looking for a black and white laser printer that prints well and doesn't take up too much room.
Ink costs are far higher than average
For the Dell C1760nw Dell has made some necessary upgrades to the C1660w colour printer, adding a network connection, expanded paper input and faster print engine. But ink costs are far higher than average and will make the printer unattractively costly after the first refill.
NOT A PHOTO PRINTER
From my experience, this printer is loud, takes a while to crank up and spit out a copy, and won't scan. Still, I could have lived with that if only it would print a decent photo.
When my old computer was at its end and I could no longer access the Internet, I called Dell about a new one. The representative informed me that the photo all-in-one printer I had was not compatible with Windows 7, and I would need a new printer as well. What is your primary use for a printer?
Rough edges, nice output
One look at the output of the $130 (as of August 21, 2012) Dell V525W color inkjet multifunction, and you'll willingly forgive some of its rough edges. Photos appear extremely vivid, and text looks sharp and black. This MFP also has an automatic duplexer to ease two-sided printing chores. Less forgivable is the need to buy the extra-high-yield supplies to keep ink costs even close to reasonable. Overall, the V525W is a solid product, but its firmware and controls are slightly backward.
Competitive print speeds, Good print quality
If I were going to suggest the Dell V725w to a reader, I would suggest it to a reader looking for a reliable, low cost inkjet for their personal office or home office. Why? Because it offers multiple devices, competitive print speeds, network capability and a blend of office-centric features including a front side USB port, 50-sheet ADF and automatic duplexing.
A good, workgroup colour printer
Dell's 2150cdn is a good, workgroup colour printer, producing excellent prints at reasonable cost, though not always as quickly as some of its rivals. It would be good to have niceties such as a front panel USB port and a multipurpose tray that could handle more than a single sheet at a time. Even so, it represents good value for money and is a sturdy, deliberate workhorse.
Economical LED engine
If you print a high volume of monochrome and color documents, the Dell 1350cnw color laser printer delivers strong results with a variety of wired and wireless networking options. As long as you're patient with its sluggish output speed and small LED screen, we recommend the Dell 1350cnw for use in a small business or home office.
Print quality: fine. Print speed: reasonable. Size: better than most. Serviceability: excellent. It was all going so well for the 1350cnw until it came to running costs. Do you really want to pay 17p for every colour page you print, particularly when business-level inkjet printers offer the same thing for under 10p?
Good quality text and color printing
The 1350cnw is extremely compact, produces good quality printouts, and has Wi-Fi connectivity. It was fairly simple to set up the wireless using the Dell embedded web server and comes with useful software that can make things like diagnosing issues and ordering supplies simple.
Very small form factor for laser-class printing
The 1350cnw is a step up from Dell's other 'world's smallest' 1250c personal laser-class LED printer with the same compact design and LAN/Ethernet connection and WiFi capability thrown in. It has exactly the same dimensions as that model as well, an added LCD display on the control panel, slightly better printing speed with a maximum 12 color sheets per minute and input tray capacity of 160 pages.
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