Dell B1165nfw Printer Review
The Dell B1165nfw multifunction laser printer is a significant upgrade from the B1165 base model, with the addition of networking, faxing, and even wireless support. It offers quick speeds of up to 20 pages per minute, and its compact design folds up to conserve space when it's not in use. Best of all, its affordable price puts it in range of smaller budgets, though Dell B1165nfw printer toner costs can be a little high.
The compact design of the B1165nfw is actually quite impressive, offering nice extras like a 40-sheet automatic document feeder for quick scans, and the input and the paper trays fold up for storage. The tilting control panel makes for easier viewing, and also gets it out of the way when needed. The unit measures 11.7x15.8x11.5 inches, and weighs 16.75 pounds without the Dell B1165nfw toner installed.
Setting up Wi-Fi can sometimes be a hassle, but the B1165nfw includes the Dell Easy Wi-Fi Installer to simplify the process and make it easy to share the unit among several computers and devices. A maximum print resolution of 1200 dpi is available, but the 600 dpi mode will help to conserve toners without degrading quality too much.
Of course, no matter how affordable the device is, the cost of supplies is usually more important, and Dell B1165nfw toner cartridges are a bit on the high side for its class. With a fairly small yield of just 1,500 pages, this makes the cost per page of Dell B1165nfw toner cartridges higher than competing models, even when using compatible supplies instead of OEM.
Overall, the features and functions of the Dell B1165nfw are very impressive, and its price is right. The main drawback of expensive supplies means it is best used only for light-duty use, however.