If you are looking to buy a printer for your home or office, where your printing needs are more and you have more people who are going to use the printer then DELL 1160W is the model that you should be buying. Dell 1160W is a mono chrome laser printer which has wireless connectivity.
Mono chrome laser printer is black and white printer. In simple words this printer can print only in black and grey color and it can’t print colored content. But if you consider the price and if you don’t require color printing, then it is a good printing solution.
This laser printer can allow the user to print as many as 20 pages per minute and it can support resolution of 600 X 600 dots per inch and the duty cycle of this printer is Ten thousand pages per month. This is way beyond any of the normal usage.
The printer has both USB and wireless connectivity. It is ideal for both home and office usage. For a home user it is going to more of recipe printing and basic printing and for office usage it will be more of document printing where there is no real need for a color printer. Since the printer can be accessed through wireless connectivity it allows multiple devices to provide the data to the printer, like you can print something from your mobile directly.
The printer can hold up to 150 pages at the input. The printer has around 32 MB of RAM thus there can be many documents which can be queued up and printed in a shorter time.
- The main advantage that should be mentioned here is that Dell 1160W is compatible with all the operating systems that are available in market like all flavors of Microsoft Windows, Linux and MacOS. Thus it provides complete interoperability to the user. Dell 1160W is not AirPrint compatible. Thus, wi-fi printing environment will not support Apple devices.
- Easy to set up
- Wireless provides hassle free connectivity and helps you avoid the connecting cable issues, the wireless standards supported are 802.11 b/g and n.
- The main drawback is that Dell 1160W can’t print colored content and it is just a stand alone printer. There is no support for printing sizes which are as big as A3 and A2. The maximum print size is 8.5 inch X 14 inch, which is other wise called legal size paper.
- There are no add-on features like copying, scanning and faxing. But for a home and minimal office where cost effective printing solution is needed this printer is the best option.
- Print quality is not very high quality
Dell 1160W also has energy star qualified and with a rating of 1.2 also it is RoHS compliant which means this printer is eco-friendly and consumes only less power for its working.As it is for all the consumer electronics items that are available this printer too comes with one year limited warranty given by the manufacturer. The price of this printer is anything between $50-$100