Pros

  • Surprisingly affordable running costs

Cons

  • Text output was too thick and heavy

At A Glance

Low toner costs and a bargain-priced 550-sheet paper tray option make the networked 1710n an economical choice.

Manufacturer’s Description

Compact size. Reasonably fast performance. Default 250-sheet capacity with 800-sheet maximum. Network connection.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 1710N
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 51851180632

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 19.1   ppm
Performance
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 18.43
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 11.71
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Poor
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 14.93
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 13.72
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 31.36
Color Photo, Normal Settings 24.06
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Good
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 7.1
Color Photo (secs) 24.06
Line Art Output Quality Good