At bargain price this is perfect printer for student
15 December 2012
Summary: Dell 5100cn Color Laser Printer is a big and fast color laser. It powers on quickly, ready to print in under 10 seconds. Rated print speed is accurate at 35ppm b&w, 25ppm color. Print quality is good but not great. Letters are slightly muddied at default 9.5pt, but become more defined at 12 or 14pt. Graphics are slightly grainy.
Summary: My experience with this printer has been awesome. The toner is reasonable in price and seems to last longer (more pages) than any other printer I have owned. The print quality is excellent and fast for most jobs. This printer excels at hi volume and fast printing. Photo printing is not its strongest suite. Adding extra paper drawers is a snap!
Summary: We have been using these printers for 2 years now. They were a good bargin at $1,000 in 2006, they are a steal at $500 or less now. The toner is cheap on eBay, the printers are fast, and the built in duplexer works perfectly. What they are NOT good at is fine lines and detail, these are fast bulk printers that will spit out lots of fliers, newsletters, etc. for almost nothing per page. Buying toner for $200 a set, you can print color pages for about 3 cents a page.
Summary: What I love about this printer ... it is fast, gives good office quality images, photos look good, and is very inexpensive to operate. I have had mine for over a year, I have only printed about 9,000 pages, most with some color, and my color toner still shows 80% remaining and black is at 60%. Try that with an inkjet! This has MORE than paid for itself in supply savings! ...
Summary: I've had one of these in my home for a little over a year now and it's one of the best printers I've ever used. I've used it for the majority of printing jobs I do at home, small and large. If Dell made one of these with a wide carrige style I'd replace the printer in the office.
Summary: We deployed 12 of the Dell 5100cn Laser printers and never had problem one with any of them. this is the finest color laser printer we have ever used for the money we invested. Granted, we certainly could have gone for a much finer, more costly higher end model, but in the end, the sharpness, quality, PPM, and the virtual absence of maintenance has made this printer dollar for dollar the best investment in printer technology we could have ever made given the use and...
Summary: This dell printer is perfect for a small to medium size office. It's fast, has a reasonable output, and an easy to use interface. Setting it up on the network was a breeze. My only complaint is about the consumables - they run out a little too fast. The next go round of this machine (the 5100 cn has been discontinued) should see them accomodate larger toner cartidges. Otherwise there is little to dislike about this printer.
One of the best high-duty cycle printers out there, with a nice pricetag!
T. Burgess, Amazon
25 February 2007
Summary: I work in an IT department for a County Government, and we use a 5100cn as our primary printer. We have had it in production since early September and still have not had to replace any cartridges. I have not once seen a paper jam occur on this printer like another user said, and we printer on almost any type of paper you can think of (Stand., Legal, Envelopes, Labels, Transparencies). It really is a commercial-grade product with a consumer-grade price.
Dell 5100cn is an outstanding printer and great value
11 November 2006
Summary: Very dependable; good colour quality and cartridges last a very long time. We do a lot of brochure printing and of all the printers we've had in the past (brother, samsung, etc.) the 5100cn is by far the best. Add to that buying cartridges at discount from eBay and your have a phenominal package. The Dell toner somehow makes a slick glossy, kind of elevated, image. It is almost like a slightly embossed picture of sorts.