Pros Speed, pretty quiet, duplex, beautifull color prints, very upgradable and did i mentioned fast!
Cons Still hoping to find some...
Summary I have read many "posting" and comparison with other printers before purchasing this unit...It seem's to me that some people where more or less happy with the previous model 5100cn from dell, but this 5110cn performed flawlessly in my case. Printed 500 double sided (1000 sheets} 25% color including pictures in one session on high quality paper and the prints where very impressive from first to last. The ink cartridges where down to 85%. Had the same laser prints done at a local printer and the quality was the same, but my cost per prints 4 times cheaper, in all i'm very pleased with this unit and highly recommend it!
Pros Super Fast, Never Jams
Cons Mediocre print quality
Summary I have used this printer for about a month, here is the good: This Dell 5110cn is a good printer, not great, but good. It gets the job done fast! This is one of the cheapest color lasers on the market. The print quality is good, but I have seen much better with other models, mostly the Panasonic Workio. The Dell gets the job done very fast, and for the most part, very economically.
Now the bad: In one month I have sent about 12,000-14,000 prints with around 30-60% coverage, replaced the cartridges 3 times, and replaced the transfer and drum unit once. I’ve contacted Dell about this directly and they told me the specs for the printer are: 90,000 per month max for B&W. 45,000 max for color. The recommended “normal use” for this printer is %5 of that 45,000. That get’s you 2250 normal use prints a month. If you want to push this printer to its limits…don’t. You WILL burn it up. If I send a larger run, say 400 copies of the same document in succession, the printer leaks either yellow or magenta on all pages. The only fix that Dell told me was to print in batches of 100 and let it cool down for 20 minutes and then print another 100. This has solved the problem, but it’s also a pain in the buttocks. The “normal use” is not just for Dell, it’s for all printer specs.
If you are looking at this printer for doing over 10,000 prints a month, you might want to try something beefier. The print quality is nowhere near as good as the comparable HP and higher end Panasonic. For the money though, it is a really good buy, and all said, I would probably still buy it for my needs. Just be aware of what you are really getting.
Pros Print Speed, Duplex Speed, Great output , connectivity
Cons Non really so far
Summary I used to work for Epson as a Production Engineer for 8 years, now I’m an IT consultant for a large American IT outsourcing company here in the UK, so I like to think I know a bit about lasers. I also used to be involved in comparative tests between manufactures and endurance testing too.
Compared to my old C1900 Epson the speed is fantastic, especially the warm up and colour performance.
One reviewer quoted the device to be flimsy , ok I can understand that but all printers are built to a price but the basic print engine seems sturdy enough which is the really the important point.
Problems not really, it was shipped with a small crack in the case so I phoned Dell and received another the next day, which was great (I gained an additional set of toner).
Would I recommend it? Definitely yes!
Pros printout pretty good while it worked
Cons expensive supplies, put together horribly
Summary Spent $900+ on supplies for toner, drum, + roller. Spent 2 hrs with customer support trying to remove the old drum + roller but to no avail. They apologized then said i have to spend another $500 for tech too come out. When i was told that i can return the supplies for refund so i can buy different printer which would be cheaper, they transfered the call to ordering dept to process the refund (they said no) and hung up on me. I've owned a lot of Dell stock for 12 years (mistake and lot of losses) but i've still been pretty loyal for our office and home with their laptops, desktops and then printers when they started producing those. But this is now just pathetic and not the company it used to be.
Pros Photos look good for a laser, faster than our copier, super print output for toner
Cons Heavy as sumo wrestler, takes some space but worth it all.
Summary This printer beats out all the others combined. I tested a few, bought a HP Laserjet 3550 and my new Dell is the best. The color for my real estate photos look unbelievable! Not at the inkjet levels, but getting there. The speed that it prints my listing booklet is blazing..both sides! Well worth the money, the toner lasts an amazing 18,000 to 12,000 copies!!! Buy it! (DELL didn't pay me to say that)LOL!