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Dell-5100cn.34057396
4.6 out of 10

Dell 5100CN

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Reviews and Problems with Dell 5100CN

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Overall 4
4.0

Great Price but Bad Deal

drhowtwo, Ebay
11 December 2011
  • Summary: We bought this unit in the hopes that it could replace our aging Xerox Phaser 6200DN. We have purchased two of these units and have yet to get either of them working well enough to replace a 10 year old unit. I love the price for the toner and replacement parts, however, none of that matters if you can not get the system working. I have gotten the unit to print, but the image quality is poor. If you can get a new one from Dell, it maybe a good deal.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pathetic. Thank G*d it's discontinued.

bruceaa2003, Ebay
24 December 2008
  • Summary: Had this unit for three years in a small business/home environment. Average use less than 1000 pages/month. Thankfully, this unit is no longer produced. I would have reated it lower except that when it did work, the color was good. Issues: Toner did not last as advertised (less than 40%). Drum/fuser did not last as advertised(less than 30%). Consumables (tomer) very expensive and only available from Dell. Very heavy - ~80 pounds lodaed with paper.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dell Color Laser Printer 5100CN

Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 October 2006
  • Summary: This printer prints very well on std size paper. But if you want to print any odd-sized cards or envelopes it won't easily work. It will print 2 at a time and then freeze up every time. Dell Gold support people don't know anything about their printers and are of no help. If you can get one at a good price and only want to print on full sheets of paper...it works fine.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Constant Calibration routine bug and no photos on glossy stock makes this printer a no buy."

Product Developer, CNET
24 May 2005
  • Pros: Great speed and print quality if you need less than 40 or so pages per run.
  • Cons: Runs over 40 or so pages can take so long that it undoes any claims of fast printing as it can take well over an hour or more to print just 175 pages. Can't print photos on Dell's own glossy stock!
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Overall 4
4.0

"Use 2 in a campus computer lab"

CNET
24 February 2005
  • Pros: Our students only pay .10/page to print color, however expect smudging and streaking. So we do a lot of refunds. It is fast but so what if the prints are crap.
  • Cons: After a while the colors on a print smear and streak as being printed. It as if teh toner cannot get on the page at the rate it is travaling through the printer.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Drivers really BAD!!!!!"

CNET
11 February 2005
  • Pros: its fast
  • Cons: The drivers need a major overhaul. Anyone trying to install this on a printserver, GOOD LUCK! We've got it installed, but does it work properly? No. We can't even print multiple copies of any documents. Dell sent their tech and replaced a bunch of parts a
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