Small office users will like the Dell 2135cn color laser printer for its excellent multifunction features and fast printing speeds, as well as its built-in networking and easy management features. Its affordable upfront price is impressive, but Dell toner
costs are a bit high because Dell 2135cn toner is expensive.
The design of the Dell 2135cn (also referred to as the 2135) is fairly compact, measuring 22.8 inches by 17.2 inches by 19.5 inches and weighing 66.1 pounds. Its aesthetics leave a little to be desired, however. First, its solid black styling may not appeal to all buyers, and the scanning unit is perched on top of the printing unit in a way that looks very unbalanced, even though it functions quite well.
The unit has a 250-sheet paper capacity. There is an automatic document feeder as well as a flatbed scanning surface, giving users more flexibility in paper handling. The device can print, scan, copy and fax, handling all the major functions an office needs very efficiently. Faxing supports Super G3 transfers up to 33.6 Kbps and can slow down to accommodate slower machines. Scanning resolutions up to 1200 dpi are supported at 24-bit color depth. Print speeds are fast at up to 16 pages per minute for black and 12 pages per minute for color. For a faster more powerful multi-function unit, evaluate the Dell 3115cn toner
The high price of Dell 2135cn toner cartridges makes replacing toners a bit expensive. This can be improved by using third-party compatible Dell 2135cn toner, however, which is available at much lower prices than OEM versions. The 2,500-page capacity of Dell 2135cn toner cartridges gives a low cost per page.
The Dell 2135cn is a very impressive multifunction laser machine for the small office. A few strange design choices don't detract from its great features, excellent print quality and affordable price, and operating costs can be affordable as long as you choose wisely.