The Dell B5465dnf (or B5465) features the same fast laser printing speeds of other models in its line, but adds scanning, faxing, and copying functions, as well as a large touchscreen control panel interface. At speeds of up to 66 pages per minute, its performance is impressive, and high-yield Dell B5465dnf printer toner is available for a lower cost per page.
The aesthetics of the B5465dnf, like many multifunction devices from Dell, has a top-heavy appearance thanks to an automatic document feeder that is wider than the printing mechanism. This makes the unit's footprint a little smaller, but it still needs a little extra space and depth to accommodate its larger top. The feeder can handle two-sided (duplex) scanning at up to 70 scans per minute for very fast scanning.
The large, 10.2-inch touchscreen offers a very visible and intuitive way to control the device, and it offers a thorough view of the device, including job status, paper supply, and the level of Dell B5465dnf toner remaining. Reviewers mentioned that the touchscreen and parts of the chassis aren't particularly durable, however, so it should be used with care.
Wired networking is included with a Gigabit ethernet port, and wireless support is available as an optional upgrade. The input paper capacity is 550 sheets, and it can be upgraded to an impressive 3,300 sheets to handle larger workloads.
Replacing toners is a task that will be few and far between. The standard Dell B5465dnf toner cartridges offer up to 6,000 pages, with high-capacity and extra high-capacity versions offering 25,000 and 45,000 pages each, respectively. The cost per page is not as low as some of the competition, as Dell B5465dnf toner cartridges are a little more expensive than average, but still sits at around 1 cent per page.
Most buyers will be drawn to the Dell B5465dnf for its fast speeds, and it won't disappoint in this respect. Its output quality may be a notch below average, and there are a few build quality issues, but it is a good value for those who want a lot of speed without moving up to much higher price categories.
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