The Dell n is different. Don’t show this again. We’ve changed, we promise. The Dell neither impressed nor disappointed us with its print quality. 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.

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Longer bars indicate better performance. The Dell n is different.

Dell’s software shows the split-personality nature of the device. 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.

In most multifunction printers, the scanning function is considered secondary and that also goes for the scan quality. While it performed well in CNET’s lzserjet and impressed us with its overall print and scan quality, most home users won’t need the Ethernet capabilities, and lasdrjet users probably won’t need the walk-up capabilities, making it hard for us to recommend it for either scenario.

However, we also found that the text was sometimes hairy and with slight banding on the graphics.

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These are all among the fastest speeds on our chart. The Bad Can’t fax or scan over a network; inconvenient for faxing from a PC. 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.


Laser multifunction performance pages per min. The n’s power switch is on the back, where you might have to grope for it. HP LaserJet All samples were well inked–not too dark, not too bright.

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Review summary The Dell n multifunction is a vendor-rated 22ppm monochrome laser printer. The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features It’s small enough for a crowded home office but lacks features an individual user would want. 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 Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

We delete comments lawerjet violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Visit manufacturer site for details. Our text and graphic documents showed good detail and dfll generally sharp.

The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile Scan and copy performance The printer did very well at scanning. 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 Dell can’t do these things. The Good Affordable; good print and scan quality; easy to use; includes Ethernet interface.


Dell n By Dan Littman July 20, fell But to send a fax from your PC, you have to use Windows’ fax driver because Dell’s software doesn’t do that. 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.

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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s The scan image matched the target document perfectly with laserjeg color matching and sharp detail. The Dell n design shows a mix of good ideas and some carelessness. Review Sections Review Specs. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. We do wish the two-line LCD were backlit, however.