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


  • No ethernet
  • Pricey toner
  • Inscrutable control panel

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.

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The Specs

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


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
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