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. HP LaserJet Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The Bad Can’t fax or scan over a network; inconvenient for faxing from a PC. The Dell can’t do these things. The Dell n, however, was faster at printing graphics than plain text. The Bottom Line The Dell n multifunction laser printer mixes single-user and small-office capabilities to one’s complete satisfaction.

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The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile 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.

We do wish the two-line LCD were backlit, however. Despite our reservations about the Dell n’s appropriateness for individual users, we found it useful when attached to a single PC. But to send a fax from your PC, you have to use Windows’ fax driver because Dell’s software doesn’t do that.

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HP LaserJet Good. The n’s printer settings utility on the PC includes a fax address book that synchronizes prlnter fax addresses created on the control panel–a feature we normally consider essential on a multifunction printer. However, we also found that the text was sometimes hairy and with slight banding on the graphics.


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 cell either scenario. The Dell n, however, was faster at printing graphics than plain text.

Review summary The Dell n multifunction is a vendor-rated 22ppm monochrome laser printer. Dell n By Dan Littman July 20, 8: As with most fax-capable multifunction printers, the control panel is arrayed along a ledge just under the scanner glass.

Dell 1600N

Longer bars indicate better performance. The Good Affordable; good print and scan quality; easy to use; includes Ethernet interface. These are all among the fastest speeds on our chart.

The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features Our text and graphic documents showed good detail and were generally sharp. 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. Dell also provides PaperPort 9. The Dell neither impressed nor disappointed us with its print quality. The n’s power switch is on the back, where you might have to grope for it.

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 n design shows a mix of good ideas and some carelessness.


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The Windows installation was a breeze: The Bad Can’t fax or scan over a network; inconvenient for faxing from a PC. The grayscale scans were also very good, though not as impressive as the color scans because of a little dullness on the graphical patterns.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s It combines a page automatic document feeder with a flatbed scanner to function as a walk-up copier printsr fax machine. It also copied at about 6. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The scan image matched the target document perfectly with great color matching and sharp detail.

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. 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.

HP LaserJet By comparison, this score was a little slower than that of the fastest MFP we’ve seen in text printing, the Brother 1600n, which printed text at