Pros

  • Fast, high quality text prints
  • Plenty of paper capacity

Cons

  • Glossy photos lacked color saturation

At A Glance

This model offers plenty of paper capacity, plus fast text printing and high quality at an excellent price.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 31OS1B
Inventory Number 24992
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Macintosh OS
  • Linux
Display
Display type Monochrome
General Information
UPC Code 734646052009
Ports and Connections
PictBridge No
USB 2.0 Yes
Serial Port No
Parallel Port 1
USB 1.1 Yes
Memory
Memory size 64.0 MB
Memory max 0.576 GB
Power
Maximum Power Draw (watts) 340.0 watts
Standby Power Draw (watts) 82.0 watts
Faxing
Fax page memory capacity 0.0
Dimensions
Width 16.7 inches
Depth 16.5 inches
Height 21.0 inches
Weight 72.0 pounds
Media Handling
Standard Number of Input Trays 2.0
Standard Input Sheet Capacity 400
Manual Feed Slot 1.0
Automatic Duplexer Not Available
Max Input Trays 3.0
Maximum Paper Height 14.0
Resolutions
Monochrome horizontal optical resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Color horizontal optical resolution 2400 x 600 dpi
Platform Support
Printer languages supported PCL6, PCL 5e, Adobe PS 3
Postcript Type Standard

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Superior
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 17.8   ppm
Performance
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 25.64
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 31.52
Color Output Quality Good
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 47.95
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Good
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Superior
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 33.73
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Superior
Color Photo (secs) 26.53
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 19.41
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 2.3
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Superior
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 17.08
Color Photo, Normal Settings 26.53
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.3
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 25.64
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.4
Line Art Output Quality Superior