Pros

  • Includes autoduplexer and Wi-Fi
  • Fast
  • Very inexpensive

Cons

  • Inscrutable control panel
  • Pricey toner
  • No ethernet

At A Glance

Though the low-cost 2230d offers good speed, its control panel is hard to use.

Manufacturer’s Description

Reliable, budget-friendly, and compact enough to sit on a desktop, the Dell 2230d is the right choice for streamlining your print jobs and reducing your total cost of ownership. When black and white is all you need, the Dell 2230d Laser Printer delivers: efficient performance, exceptional features, and a price that wont break your budget.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2245818
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows XP

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo n/a
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 33.9   ppm
Performance
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 22.99
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 7.25
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.0
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 8.97
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 11.1
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 20.29
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 6.8
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 8.3
One-Page Webpage (secs) 7.28
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 18.94