About My Dell 1710 Laser Printer
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Dell 1710 Review
With today's rapidly increasing demand for multifunction printers that provide more functionality and affordability compared to buying simple printers, not to mention monochrome ones, it may be hard to imagine a printer that can prove to be reasonable for its price and performance. Fortunately, Dell has its 1710 model, which not only provides fast and efficient results in a workplace, but also proves to be quite reasonable for offices and homes that prefer printing and other functions such as scanning and copying under separate and specific machines.
The Dell 1710 is a monochrome laser printer built to handle strict printing needs of small offices and workplaces, with competitive speeds at approximately 25 pages per minute. The Dell 1710 is perfectly suited to small offices whose businesses involve much monochrome text and graphics. The Dell 1710 is assured to handle such tasks efficiently, being equipped with a standard 16MB memory that can be upgraded to 144MB for more arduous printing demands. Support for emulations for the Dell 1710 includes PostScript 3 and PCL 6, while having a flexible support for operating systems, from numerous Windows platforms to linux-bases systems and even MAC OS. Print resolution for the Dell 1710 is also excellent, churning a dots per inch (dpi) ratio of 1200 x 1200 for crisp and detailed monochrome texts and graphics. The Dell also has connectivity support for parallel and USB, suitable for media devices with USB connectivity such as digital cameras and flash drives.
The Dell 1710 combines ease of use with a sleek, minimalist design that is perfect for space-saving in the workplace or at home. With dimensions of 247mm x 396mm x 355mm for its height, width and depth respectively, the Dell 1710 not only fits one's budget, but also one's need to conserve valuable space in the office or at home.
The standard paper tray for Dell 1710 has a capacity of 250 sheets that accepts paper and label types such as A4, A5, JIS B5, executive, folio and statement papers. It can also be fed with transparencies with A4 and letter dimensions. The standard tray also supports from 16-24 lbs. The Dell 1710 also has an optional 550-sheet tray that can handle pretty much the same paper types, and a manual feeder for handling thicker paper types such as envelopes and cards, with a minimum feed size of 3 x 5 inches and a maximum of 8.5 x 14 inches.
One of the biggest caveats with the Dell 1710, with all its features, is the lack of network capability. This is an important feature especially for offices that prefer printing seamlessly through different workstations to avoid the hassle of going to the printer and workstation numerous times. Another is that the Dell 1710 is lacking when it comes to producing excellent graphics. This may not be a big issue, though an issue nonetheless for a printer produced by Dell. Also, though the Dell 1710 has duplex support, it is not automatic, and needs to be installed via a printer driver. A number of offices certainly could use the automatic duplex feature for seamless printing on both sides of media.
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