Summary: I had an emergency need for another laser printer. My old Apple laser 360 finally gave out just when my son and his bride to be needed me to print out 150 wedding invitations. I did some quick online reviews on laser printers and gradually went to the Dell site for a quick check on what they had to offer. The 1710 was on a three day special and was offered for $159 with free shipping. Like the previous review written here, before I knew it, my printer was delivered.
Summary: If you're going to buy this printer dont get it from the supplier "Imagewarehouse" in the used or new section. It does not come with a drum unit which is an extra $50 from Dell, and is not listed as is. At least they said it comes with no toner. As far as speed, print, and reliability this is a great printer but just know THAT THIS IS NOT A COLOR PRINTER!!!! I was under the impression that it was. Its just B&W but nontheless a great printer.
Summary: I got the 1720 with the extra tray and wireless 3300 adatper. the whole thing works great. I bought it because of the high capacity toner. so far I've had it for over 2 year and have been very happy with it. I buy genuine cartridge, not cheap, but they last a long time. I'd suggest this printer to anyone needing a relatively high capacity home office type printer.
Summary: The one thing I really like about this printer is that you can actually stop a job by holding the cancel button down. So its got that going for it. Otherwise average inexpensive laser printer, you can get consumables cheap on Amazon. Setting it up to run on the network was impossible and I gave up on that years ago.
Summary: I've had my 1710 for over a year. I've gone through probably a case or more of paper with it and just now it needs a toner cartridge. That's on a standard cartridge. It prints fast, there are no misfeeds. It has a prompt that shows you how to reload the paper when printing 2-sided. I really love this printer. After having owned probably 20 or more finicky, troublesome ink-jet printers I can't imagine ever going back.
Summary: I have been a long time, and very satisfied, user of Dell PC's and laptops. The 1710 was my first Dell printer. Out of the box the first one failed. Would not print. All five status lights blinking; LONG time on the phone with India following the standard script. Unable to resolve. Dell sent a replacement printer. The replacement one worked for a few weeks, then the very same problem. Dell sent another replacment.