"Constant Calibration routine bug and no photos on glossy stock makes this printer a no buy."1.5 starson by Product Developer
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!
Summary: This is an O.K. printer overall but the design flaws keeps it from being a great printer.You can't use photo paper either. I bought a ton of Dell’s own photo quality paper just to ensure compatibility only to yield 100% bad prints. The ink actually gummed up all over the glossy paper and must have left material on the drum because the next run of standard doc files had random patterns of ink all over them. As a product developer I detect that this was an OEM printer out of China private labeled for Dell and little attention was paid to quality. In other words I think this was Dell's shortcut to get into the high volume Laser Printer market without any development costs.
If you already have this printer you can work around the goofy "calibration routine" bug by segmenting your print run in 40 page groups.Otherwise you can expect two groups of 40 or so pages each followed by dozens of groups of two to three pages each. It's as if the printer starts running out of gas!
Dell makes decent computers but this printer is a thousand dollar boat anchor.