The Dell 1710n laser printer can serve as both a heavy-duty home business laser printer, or within a small office network that shares duties among several computers. Its versatility makes it ideal for both tasks and its low cost of ownership and maintenance would make it attractive even if it didn’t cost less than three-hundred dollars. Dell 1710n toner cartridges are also available.
What to Remember. The 1710n prints at about 27 pages per minutes, so it’s pretty fast for most purposes. Also holding about 250 sheets in its paper tray, it can expand to 800 when an optional tray is added. Also, it has both USB 2.0 and 10/100 Ethernet capabilities which make it easy to hook up to a PC or an office network.
Specifications. At nearly a square foot in size, the 1710n fits easily onto most desk surfaces, or it can be placed out of the way in most any small office environment. Its size alone, combined with solid capability, serves as a powerful incentive to buy one of these.
Output Capabilities. As pointed out, the Dell is capable of about twenty-seven pages per minute of standard black-and-white printing, which puts it squarely in the performance ballpark for printers of this type. Once it’s been set up and the Dell 1710n toner cartridge installed, operation is fairly straightforward and uncomplicated. It even goes and finds the right printer drivers, once the computer connections are made.
Performance. Dell 1710n performance is steady and reliable. It’s nearly at the top of its segment when it comes to adapting to and utilizing most modern computerized business applications, which is a plus in today’s fast-paced business world.
Printing Quality. Again, printing quality is reliable and well within acceptable ranges for a unit of this price. For businesses needing higher quality graphics printing or fancy-looking colors and inks, there are other printers on the market better-suited to the task.
Photo Quality: The Dell 1710n delivers well-executed photo printing. Keep in mind that it’s a black-and-white model and that its primary mission is probably more slanted toward heavy -duty printout tasks in a home-based business or within a small office network. In a pinch, though, the photos delivered are easily-readable and with sufficient detail to satisfy most people.
Toner Cartridges. The printer uses standard toner cartridges; in this case the Dell 1710n toner. It’s easy to remove an old cartridge and install a new one, taking just a few seconds of effort. Like all units in this price range, the cartridge itself sits near the imaging drum.