The Dell n design shows a mix of good ideas and some carelessness. Due to its small, letter-size-only scanner glass, the n takes an attractive, symmetrical form instead of the mushroom profile of other multifunction printers with a legal-size scanner glass. While it performed well in CNET’s tests and impressed us with its overall print and scan quality, most home users won’t need the Ethernet capabilities, and office users probably won’t need the walk-up capabilities, making it hard for us to recommend it for either scenario. In most multifunction printers, the scanning function is considered secondary and that also goes for the scan quality. By comparison, this score was a little slower than that of the fastest MFP we’ve seen in text printing, the Brother MFP, which printed text at HP LaserJet
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The Dell neither impressed nor disappointed us with its print quality. 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, delk is a good thing that most multifunction printers equipped with an automatic document feed ADF don’t allow.
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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. As with most fax-capable de,l printers, the control panel is orinter along a ledge just under the scanner glass.
It’s small enough for a crowded home office but lacks features an individual user would want. These are all among the fastest speeds on our chart.
Dell n By Dan Littman July 20, 8: We do wish the two-line LCD were backlit, however. Print performance On monochrome pringer tests, the Dell n churned out Dell also provides PaperPort 9. 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 Bottom Line The Dell n nfp laser printer mixes single-user and small-office capabilities to one’s complete satisfaction. It also copied at about 6.
Review Sections Review Specs. The scan image matched the target document perfectly with great color matching and sharp detail. All samples were well inked–not too dark, not too bright.
HP LaserJet Good. The n’s power switch is on the back, where you might have to grope for it. But to send a fax from your PC, you have to use Windows’ fax driver because Dell’s software doesn’t do that.
We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features The mobile world might finally get exciting again in However, the power cord connecting the ADF to the main unit is permanently attached and a bit too short for the lid to rest comfortably on your desk, so you’ll have to improvise a support.
Unfortunately, the Windows fax software won’t read Dell’s clever standalone address book.
Visit manufacturer site for details. Despite our reservations about the Dell n’s appropriateness for individual users, we found it useful when attached to a single PC.
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. It combines a page automatic document feeder with a flatbed scanner to function as a walk-up copier and fax machine. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The Good Affordable; good print and scan quality; fmp to use; includes Ethernet interface.
Due to its small, letter-size-only scanner glass, the n takes an attractive, symmetrical form instead of the mushroom profile of other multifunction printers with a legal-size scanner glass. The Windows installation was a breeze: Best Printers for Dell n Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. While it performed well in CNET’s tests and impressed us with its overall print and scan quality, most priinter users won’t need the Ethernet capabilities, and office users probably won’t need the walk-up capabilities, making it hard for us to recommend it for either scenario.