The Dell 2130cn color laser printer is designed for the small or medium office environment. Its affordable price and excellent text quality will entice buyers, but lack of Mac support and high printer toner costs may be stumbling blocks.
The design of the unit, although straightforward and boxy like the HP 2500 toner printer, stands out from the crowd with its flat black color scheme. Its footprint is relatively compact, but its vertical height may be a problem for very tight office spaces. Paper capacity is fairly roomy, at 250 sheets. An additional 250-sheet tray can be added as an option for even more capacity. The unit also includes a single-sheet manual slot for envelopes and other types of media.
The Dell 2130cn color laser printer is very easy to set up and use, with clear instructions for each operation, and a very simple control panel. When connected to the printer on a network, users can access its embedded web interface to check status, change settings, or manage print jobs. This can be a time-saver, as it saves users from frequent trips to the printer.
Dell 2130cn laser toner cartridges come in the standard array of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Each color laser toner cartridge has a capacity of 1,000 pages, and the single black printer toner cartridge has a capacity of 2,500 pages. Unfortunately, toner cartridges are quite high, resulting in a high cost of ownership. The high consumable somewhat negates the affordable upfront price, though users might opt to use third-party compatible cartridges to save money.
Print quality is generally very good. Text is the highlight, with sharp and defined characters. Graphics and photo quality is about average for a color laser, with some color inaccuracies and blotchiness apparent in some prints.
Overall, the Dell 2130cn's affordable price is balanced by its higher toner costs. High quality text and fast speeds can't quite make up the added cost of ownership.
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