Review: Dell 2350dn Monochrome Laser Printer

PCWorld: Review – Dell 2350dn Monochrome Laser Printer

The reviewer lauds this small business laser printer’s impressive print quality and fast performance, calling it a “multitalented workhorse.” Toner costs are reasonable too.

“Dell’s 2350dn offers small and medium-size workgroups a well-rounded monochrome laser printer, with peppy performance, impressive print quality, and reasonable toner costs for a low price ($300 as of November 16, 2010).

A less-expensive sibling to two other well-regarded Dell monochrome lasers–the high-end Dell 5230dn and midrange Dell 3330dn–the 2350dn outperformed all competitors in its class. In our PC-platform tests, it achieved a swift 22.8 pages per minute while printing pages consisting mostly of plain text with a sprinkling of simple monochrome graphics. The same files on the Mac tumbled out at a somewhat slower pace of 19.2 ppm. Graphics performance, never a monochrome laser’s strong suit, was above average. On the Mac, a complex PDF file containing text, finer graphics, and photos emerged at a middling speed of 4.2 ppm, while a page of snapshot-size photos and color bars printed on the PC popped out in the equivalent of a zippy 14.1 ppm. I observed some background roughness in the samples, but it was evenly distributed and thus less jarring. A limited range of middle grays flattened some images and created excessive shadows in another, but the output still looked better than the harsh images we see from most monochrome lasers.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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