Dell 810 Printer Review
The Dell 810 is a multifunction device with photo printing, scanning and copying capabilities that will support low-volume use. The device is advertised to print at maximum speeds of 13 pages per minute for monochrome documents and 12 pages per minute for graphics, but according to expert reviews it tested below these estimates to be one of the slower models in its class. Due to these slow speeds and its entry-level design, the 810 is a low-cost inkjet printer that is best suited to handle light-duty home needs.
The unit has a range of features that steer it toward low volumes, such as a single input tray that has a maximum capacity of only 100 pages and its limited 8 MB of RAM. With support for media like photo paper, envelopes, cards and banners, the 810 can handle projects like school papers, personal photos and printing address labels. According to output tests, the device can print text and graphics with satisfactory detail and a resolution of 4800x1200 dpi using Dell 810 printer ink.
The 810 is compatible with Windows operating systems and includes a USB port that will allow users to connect to their PC to edit photos, save scanned files, and print documents. Lacking elements like compatibility with Mac operating systems and a color LCD, buyers with Apple computers and frequent photo printing needs should seek a more versatile model.
The unit operates with one tricolor Dell 810 ink cartridge and one black printer ink supply that are affordable to replace. With a yield of only 100 pages for each color Dell 810 ink cartridge, however, this printer is best suited for only occasional graphics and photo printing.
As one of the least expensive models in its class, the Dell 810 can bring affordable printing, scanning and copying functionality to homes. However, those that need more flexibility will be hampered by this inkjet printer's limited range of features, slow print speeds and low-yielding supplies.