Buyers who may be considering adding color capabilities to their office should take a look at the Dell 3010cn. Not only does it offer the fast speeds and excellent print quality one would expect from a color laser printer, but it is available at a price normally reserved for a monochrome machine. If you need copy, scan and fax capability also, consider the Dell 3115cn toner
printer. The low cost of Dell 3010cn toner adds extra value and keeps printer toner costs to a minimum.
The design of the 3010cn (also referred to as the 3010) is a little on the boxy side, with a dark gray and black exterior that catches the eye a bit more than the average beige printer. It measures 17 inches by 16.5 inches by 16.7 inches and weighs around 55 pounds with the Dell toner
installed. At this size, it has a larger footprint than a similar monochrome model, but it doesn't take up too much space. Networking support is included out of the box.
The control panel and status LCD display are placed in the middle of the front of the machine, which may make them a little difficult to use unless the printer is placed high enough. Monochrome print speeds are up to 25 pages per minute, while color is limited to around 5 pages per minute. While this is a significant difference, the quality of output and the fact that buyers can get full color at such a good price should make it worth the slow speeds.
The affordable price of Dell 3010cn toner cartridges makes replacing toners an inexpensive task. The large capacity of Dell 3010cn toner cartridges means users won't be replacing them often, and third-party compatible Dell 3010cn toner is available for those who want to reduce costs even lower.
For home and small office buyers who want affordable color printing, the Dell 3010cn is an excellent value. Its networking capabilities make it easy to share, and output quality is impressive for the price.