What You Need To Know About The Dell 1100 Printer

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For around $85, you can get the Dell Laser 1100 printer. The device can print around 14 pages per minute, which is comparable to other printers in its class. Printing quality with the Dell Laser 1100 toner is good enough for most projects.  For some, 14 pages per minute might be too slow, since most laser printer can do around 17-25.

The colors are the patented gray and white of Dell. It weight around 12 pounds, which is the same with other printers. The paper tray is a slight drawback because it always remains open. This is a design makes is very vulnerable to dust.

The device's control panel is very user-friendly. The two LED's will tell you if it is jammed or busy. There is button on the panel you can press to feed the paper or to cancel a job. The tray on top can also hold around 50 sheets.

Just in case the device jams, you can easily remove the toner cartridge, which is under the main door. The company's design also made it very easy to put back in. The USB cable is sold separately, which is odd as this printer can only be connected through USB.

The package comes with step-by-step instructions that makes it very easy to connect and install. It even has drivers that automatically load once the device is connected. Sad to say, this Dell printer only supports Windows. There is no available software for Mac and Linux operating systems.

The device is able to print at 600 x 600 dpi resolution. It is a feature present in other printers in the same price range. It boasts a 150 MHz processor, which is better than other laser printers, however, the 2 MB RAM is limiting the device for text and grayscale graphics only.

A small 1,000-page yield cartridge is included in the package. This starter kit is a bit less as compared to other laser printers. You can replace it with a 2,000-page yield toner cartridge. If you think about it, it is around 3.3 cents a page. That is a bit expensive compared to other printers as most laser printers can print a page cheaper than this.

The device can accept various paper sizes from ISO B5 to A4. The printer can print around 5,000 pages monthly. It also prints various sizes of envelopes. I think that is enough for most students and writers. If you need more that, consider spending more on another printer.

Printing speed and price is what makes the Dell 1100 printer a good buy. The manufacturer also has a trade in offer. All you have to do is turn over your old Dell printer for this device. There is no networking feature on this printer, which means you have to dedicate a PC.

Another disadvantage of this printer is its 90-day warranty, which is very short compared to other manufacturers. The 1000-page yield cartridge is also a weakness, since others are offering better cartridges. In summary, this is a good printer, but is might to well to use it in addition to an all-in-one device or inkjet printer.

The Dell Laser 1100 toner performs well, as Dell toner tends to do.  Value can be realized in toner replacement when searching online.

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