Dell 3130cn Printer Review

Sun, Dec 25, 2011

Hardware Reviews

Dell 3130cn Printer Review

The office ready printer segment is quite competitive, with most of the leading brands having their own contender in place. Dell, one of the world’s best when it comes to computers and computer accessories, is among those companies. Well known for creating heavy duty printers that are made to be fast, clear, and durable they provide people with some of the best products available. Their Dell 3130cn is targeted for those that have small businesses that need a compact heavy duty printer. So how does this printer stack up? We are going to find out with this Dell 3130cn Printer review.

At first glance, the 3130cn looks like it is ready for business as soon as it comes out of the box. It may look compact compared to other office printers, sure. But weighing at a shade under 60 pounds, this printer is quite a handful, to say the least. And with its elegant yet menacing black color, it is both stylish and powerful, perfect for the office setting. As for its mechanical statistics, it has quite a number of goodies on its sleeve. Connectivity is possible with this network ready printer, with connection can be done either with a USB 2.0 interface or a 10/100 network connection. But you may ask the question how about its quality of printing? All we can say is that it is more than ready to satisfy. With printing speeds recorded at 25 page per minute and a resolution of 600×600 dots per inch, speed and clarity is at par with some of the best compact business printers. Couple that with a tray that can hold up to 250 pages, this is ready to roll even against tough printing jobs. And even better is that just like most Dell printers, there’s still room for improvement. For example, you can upgrade its RAM to accommodate 512MB. And an optional 550 page tray can also be had if you think you’ll need to print a lot.

So now, I am going to share my experience using it in this Dell 3130cn printer review. Just like any Dell product, the price can be overwhelming, to say the least. But if you’ll buy one, what I can say is that you are going to get your money’s worth. In a nutshell, the speed and quality of this printer is on the elite side. As one of the fastest compact heavy duty printers around, you are going to be pleasantly surprised with how quick it deals with your projects. And as for print quality, thanks to its high resolution, you can even print photo quality images (albeit at a slower printing speed). If there are things that I wish Dell has sorted out in this printer is that I hope they made the duplexer standard equipment (the duplexer was optional equipment). And there are structural flaws in this printer. For instance, if you open the front panel, the multipurpose tray can get unfolded. And when you open the panel when you are going to replace the toner cartridges, the transfer belt is also exposed. A careless owner can end up damaging his/her printer in no time because of these flaws.

All in all, what I can say about this Dell 3130cn printer review is that structural flaws aside, this printer works like a charm. This is a product well worthy of the Dell badge and your office space if you’ll ask me.

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