Adam S. Walter "You dont have to be rich, to ..., Amazon
27 November 2013
Summary: I am a very experienced network engineer. I have installed hundreds (if not thousands of printers) throughout my career. I do note that there is a distinct decline in the reliability of printers especially laser. That being said...the setup process is too involved for what it is trying to do. It needs to be hooked up by USB before it can be installed, no auto-discover which is a no brainier. So dell loses 1 star for a bad setup experience. On to the hardware..
Summary: Note that I speak about laser printers, while this is an LED printer it works the same way (as opposed to an inkjet) as laser by melting toner powder and fusing it to the page, so anything I say about laser printers applies to this one. Be aware that a laser or LED printer like this one does not use ink. It uses toner, which is either a wax-type solid like crayons, or a powder like flour or powdered sugar.
Summary: The small footprint and quality make this a great little printer. However to replace the cartridges with genuine Dell ones costs TWICE as much as the original printer - so much cheaper to consider this a disposable printer when the ink runs out discard it and buy a new one. At the time of writing there are very few 'compatible' cartridges available - and even Dell's own high volume cartridges are still much more expensive than buying a new printer.