The built-in Ethernet interface lets the n operate as a shared printer, but when deployed over a network, no one can use its color scanning capability. The Dell n is different. As a result, we quickly got the hang of entering speed-dial addresses–which can include symbols such as apostrophes and ampersands in their names–and reducing two or four originals onto one page n -up copies. The Dell can’t do these things. In most multifunction printers, the scanning function is considered secondary and that also goes for the scan quality. The Dell n was tested at the factory default settings, which you can adjust to improve the output and performance. And to add memory, you open a door on the left side to expose a memory slot, which avoids disassembling the case and exposing the controller.
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As for the good and bad design ideas together, you can slip the scanner lid completely out of its hinges and set it aside to make room on the glass for scanning large and odd-size documents, which is a good thing that most multifunction printers equipped with an automatic document feed ADF don’t allow. The Dell del do these things.
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Review Sections Review Specs. The Edll Can’t fax or scan over a network; inconvenient for faxing from a PC. Best Printers for Over all, ddll glossy silver mp black machine measures 18 inches wide by 16 deep and stands 18 inches high; it weighs a manageable 34 pounds.
As with most fax-capable multifunction printers, the control panel is arrayed along a ledge just under the scanner glass. Unfortunately, the Windows fax software won’t read Dell’s clever standalone address book. Visit manufacturer site for details. These are all among the fastest speeds on our chart. Laser multifunction performance pages per min. In our tests, it not only scanned quickly but also produced nearly the best-quality color scans quality we’ve ever seen, not just among multifunction printers, but among scanners in general.
Dell n Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The Dell n is different.
In most multifunction printers, the scanning function is considered secondary and that also goes for the scan quality. The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile When you install the Dell n on an Ethernet network, it activates an embedded Web server that lets you observe the printer’s status in a browser from a remote PC.
But this product is full of paradoxes. On the control panel, Dell separated and clearly labeled the buttons for each function, 160n the hierarchical menus displayed on the LCD follow logical paths. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
Print performance On monochrome print tests, the Dell n churned out We’ve changed, we promise. The Windows installation was a breeze: As a result, we quickly got the hang of entering speed-dial addresses–which can include symbols such as apostrophes and ampersands in their names–and reducing two or four originals onto one page n -up copies. Scan and copy performance The printer did very well at scanning. All samples were well inked–not too dark, not too delll.
priinter The n’s power switch is on the back, where you might have to grope for it. The grayscale scans were also very good, though not as impressive as the color scans because of a little dullness on the graphical patterns. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.
Dell’s software shows the split-personality nature of the device. It’s small enough for a crowded home office but lacks features an individual user would want. The Dell n design shows a mix of good ideas and some carelessness. Don’t show this again. Due to its small, letter-size-only deol glass, the n takes an attractive, symmetrical form instead of the mushroom profile of other multifunction printers with a legal-size scanner glass.
The Dell neither impressed nor disappointed rell with its print quality. The Bottom Line The Dell n multifunction laser printer mixes single-user and small-office capabilities to one’s complete satisfaction. The n’s printer settings utility on the PC includes a fax address book that synchronizes with fax addresses created on the control panel–a feature we normally consider essential on a multifunction printer.