Printer Review: Dell’s B1260dn can really do it all

Whether you own a small business, are heading off to college, or just want a high quality printer for the home at a reasonable price, you can nab one from Dell for $115. It’s the B1260dn Mono Laser Printer, and while it may not print your high resolution photographs in tip top clarity it will provide you with everything you need in a high quality printer.

dell-b1260dn-printer-overview4cOne of the first things you’ll notice about the B1260dn is its size. It sits at 7.8 (H) by 13.7 (W) by 13.3 (D) inches, and is smaller than other printers that also come equipped with a 250-sheet paper tray. The small size of the device allows it to be placed almost anywhere – on the shelf, under the register, atop a small table, or anywhere else a user desires. The printer is essentially a hybrid between a personal and business printer. While you wouldn’t want 45 people printing off documents on it at the same time, for small businesses with say, 25 or so employees, the B1260dn is a reasonable business choice.

The quality of the print is where the B1260dn really shines. For printing graphics and word documents, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many that can top this little Dell around the price point. As was mentioned beforehand, this is not a photo printer. It’s a monochrome laser printer. This means it’ll print quicker and higher quality documents than an inkjet printer. For PowerPoint handouts, invoices, Excel prints, and the like, you’ll be very happy with the product.
Where you might be disappointed is the print cost per page. The B1260dn pumps out pages at around 3.3 cents per page. This is higher than other laser printers ranging from $100-$150, but if this isn’t a problem and you aren’t planning on printing 45-page business reports you should be fine. What you can’t forget is the quality of the print will also be much higher, if you’re willing to pay extra.

Print buyers know what they are getting with Dell’s B1260dn. The device will quickly print high quality documents and graphics, only costs around $115, and won’t take up a ton of space. If you can live with the cost per page you won’t find a better printer for your small business or personal printer. Get rid of that inefficient, bulky inkjet and try out this new Dell today. Printer rating: 4 stars out of 5.

Brian Prowse is a writer and self-proclaimed tech geek. He writes for sites such that specializes in Dell toner cartridges and HP toner cartridges. When he’s not writing or playing around with the coolest gadgets on the market, Brian enjoys traveling and graphic design.