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Dell’s software shows the split-personality nature of the device. Physical setup is typical, and network setup is fully automated. It combines a page automatic document feeder with a flatbed scanner to function as a walk-up copier and fax machine. All samples were well inked–not too dark, not too bright. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The Dell n is different.

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The new version is enough of an improvement for us to change our rating from the high end of poor to a solid good.

Dell 1600N

The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features What’s more, the increased speed has little effect on output quality. The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Our text and graphic documents showed good detail and were generally sharp.

But the newfound performance and ability to scan over the network are enough to make the new version of the Dell MFP Laser Printer n well worth considering. Graphics are good, but photos dropped from good to the high end of fair, primarily because of posterization.

He is a recognized expert on printers, well known within the industry, and has been a judge for the Hewlett-Packard HP Invent Awards. The Bad Can’t fax or scan over a network; dell for faxing from a PC.

The n tied with or convincingly beat the AC on every individual test.


We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. By comparison, this score was a little slower than that of the fastest MFP we’ve seen in text printing, the Brother MFP, which printed text at HP LaserJet We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Due to its small, letter-size-only scanner glass, the n takes an attractive, symmetrical form instead of the mushroom profile of other multifunction printers with a legal-size scanner glass.

Scan and copy performance The printer did very well at scanning. Dell n Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

Although Dell hasn’t changed the name of the Dell MFP Laser Printer n, which we originally reviewed July 7,it has made significant enough changes in firmware, drivers, and features to earn another look. When you install the Dell n on an Ethernet network, 160n activates an embedded Web server that lets you observe the printer’s status in a browser from a remote PC.

However, we also found that the text was sometimes hairy and with slight banding on the graphics. All samples were well inked–not too dark, not too bright. Despite our reservations about the Dell n’s appropriateness for individual users, we found it useful when attached to a single PC.

Over all, the glossy silver and black machine measures 18 inches wide by 16 deep and stands 18 inches high; it weighs a manageable 34 pounds. Built-in fax modem and sheet automatic document feeder to fax, scan, and copy multipage documents.


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The n’s printer settings utility on the PC includes a fax address book that synchronizes with del addresses created on the control panel–a feature we normally consider essential on a multifunction printer.

The Dell can’t do these things. You can’t scan from a computer, but you can give a scan command at the n’s front panel and direct it to your system.

We do wish the two-line LCD were backlit, however.

Dell 1600n

Unfortunately, performance is surprisingly slow for the page-per-minute laser engine. As a result, we quickly got the hang of entering speed-dial addresses–which can include symbols such as apostrophes and ampersands in their names–and reducing two or four originals onto one page n -up copies.

Our biggest complaint is that you still can’t fax over the dell. The Windows installation was a breeze: The scan image matched the target document perfectly with great color matching and sharp detail. Dell has added the ability to scan over the network. On the control panel, Dell separated and clearly labeled the buttons for each function, and the hierarchical menus displayed on the LCD follow logical paths.