But to send a fax from your PC, you have to use Windows’ fax driver because Dell’s software doesn’t do that. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The Dell n was tested at the factory default settings, which you can adjust to improve the output and performance. The Bottom Line The Dell n multifunction laser printer mixes single-user and small-office capabilities to one’s complete satisfaction. The Dell n design shows a mix of good ideas and some carelessness. Don’t show this again. Using a single phone line, Dell’s n MFP does allow a phone call to get picked up without turning on it’s own Fax telemetric “handshake” without disrupting a call – all without having to use a dedicated fax line.

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

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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 Bad Can’t fax or scan over a network; inconvenient for faxing from a PC. Longer bars indicate better performance.

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.


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. 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 Dell n By Dan Littman July 20, 8: However, we also found that the text was sometimes hairy and with slight banding on the graphics.

The mobile world might finally get exciting again in These are all among the fastest speeds on depl chart. 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.

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The Dell can’t do these things. It also has deep, strong handholds in just the right places for picking it up. It combines a page automatic document feeder with a flatbed scanner to function as a walk-up copier and fax machine.

It worked as well as my older Dell MFP n – with the same print quality, scanning capability and multitasking feature. The Canon MG is prnter fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features The Dell neither impressed nor disappointed us with its print quality. Dell’s software shows the split-personality nature of the device.


The Dell mf design shows a mix of good ideas and some carelessness. The Dell n is different. We’ve changed, we promise.

Mgp n Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The scan image matched the target document perfectly with great color matching and sharp detail.

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All samples were ptinter inked–not too dark, not too bright. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Good Value for the money.

Dell Multifunction Laser Printers. HP LaserJet Good. 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. 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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Best Selling in Printers See all. Despite our reservations about the Dell n’s appropriateness for individual users, we found it useful when attached to a single PC. 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.