Dell 2230 Printer Review
Monochrome laser printers are ideal for small workgroups or even schools that require a reliable machine to deliver crisp and clear text documents with minimal issues and low costs. The Dell 2230 is an affordable printer with good speed and quality, as well as an automatic duplexer, which is rather unusual for its low price. It takes only a few seconds for this device to warm up and about 7 seconds for the first page to print, followed by an output rate of up to 35 pages per minute.
The base model, also referred to as the 2230d, allows users to connect via USB or parallel port. However, the upgraded configuration, the 2230dn, throws networking capabilities into the mix, which means multiple users can share it easily. There are a few features on the base unit that can be upgraded to better suit an office's growing needs. For instance, the built-in memory of 32 MB can be upgraded to 160 MB by adding a 128 MB memory card into the provided slot. The paper capacity can also be expanded. The built-in tray can hold up to 250 sheets and the multipurpose tray can hold 1 sheet, but an additional 250-sheet tray can be added to increase the total capacity to 501 sheets.
The Dell Toner Management System is a technology that will alert users promptly when Dell 2230 printer toner is running low as to avoid running out completely, and replacing toners is quick and easy. Each Dell 2230 toner cartridge can yield up to 3,500 pages, so frequent users may want to consider buying in bulk. Additionally, the 1200x1200 dpi resolution created by the Dell 2230 toner makes crisp and clear documents consistently.
Unfortunately, the control panel is a bit tricky to navigate, mostly because the buttons are identified by small icons rather than clear text. Both experts and users have expressed disappointment in this feature. Overall, though, reviews have been positive.
Buyers can keep the budget balanced with affordable Dell 2230 toner cartridges and keep production levels high with impressive output speed. The control panel may be slightly confusing, but the overall quality and upgradable features make this laser printer a good value for small offices.