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The Good Affordable; good print and scan quality; easy to use; includes Ethernet interface. The Bad Can't fax or scan over a network; inconvenient for faxing from a PC. The Bottom Line The Dell n multifunction laser printer mixes single-user and small-office capabilities to one's complete satisfaction.
Visit manufacturer site for details. Review summary The Dell n multifunction is a vendor-rated 22ppm monochrome laser printer. It combines a page automatic document feeder with a flatbed scanner to function as a walk-up copier and fax machine. But this product is full of paradoxes.
It's small enough for a crowded home office but lacks features an individual user would want. 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.
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.
The Dell n design shows a mix of good ideas and some carelessness. Over all, the glossy silver and black machine measures 18 inches wide by 16 deep and stands 18 inches high; it weighs a manageable 34 pounds.
It also has deep, strong handholds in just the right places for picking it up. 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.
As with most fax-capable multifunction printers, the control panel is arrayed along a ledge just under the scanner glass. 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.
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. 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.
The n's power switch is on the back, where you might have to grope for it. The Windows installation was a breeze: Despite our reservations about the Dell n's appropriateness for individual users, we found it useful when attached to a single PC. For one thing, the walk-up copy and fax features are easy to operate, thanks to the control panel and menus.
We do wish the two-line LCD were backlit, however. On the control panel, Dell separated and clearly labeled the buttons for each function, and the hierarchical menus displayed on the LCD follow logical paths. 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.
Dell's software shows the split-personality nature of the device. 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. But to send a fax from your PC, you have to use Windows' fax driver because Dell's software doesn't do that. Unfortunately, the Windows fax software won't read Dell's clever standalone address book.
Dell also provides PaperPort 9. 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.
However, the network capabilities fall short of some multifunction printers' we've seen that can send and deliver faxes across the network as well as send scans over the network. The Dell can't do these things. Print performance On monochrome print tests, the Dell n churned out 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 The Dell n, however, was faster at printing graphics than plain text.
The Dell neither impressed nor disappointed us with its print quality. Our text and graphic documents showed good detail and were generally sharp. All samples were well inked--not too dark, not too bright. However, we also found that the text was sometimes hairy and with slight banding on the graphics. Scan and copy performance The printer did very well at scanning. It also copied at about 6. These are all among the fastest speeds on our chart.
In most multifunction printers, the scanning function is considered secondary and that also goes for the scan quality. The Dell n is different. 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. The scan image matched the target document perfectly with great color matching and sharp detail. The grayscale scans were also very good, though not as impressive as the color scans because of a little dullness on the graphical patterns.
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The Good Affordable; good print and scan quality; easy to use; includes Ethernet interface. The Bad Can't fax or scan over a network; inconvenient for faxing from a PC. The Bottom Line The Dell n multifunction laser printer mixes single-user and small-office capabilities to one's complete satisfaction. Visit manufacturer site for details. Review summary The Dell n multifunction is a vendor-rated 22ppm monochrome laser printer. It combines a page automatic document feeder with a flatbed scanner to function as a walk-up copier and fax machine. But this product is full of paradoxes. It's small enough for a crowded home office but lacks features an individual user would want.
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