Dell Laser Printer 1710n
- Low cost per page, Attractive design.
- Poor text quality, poor graphics quality, failed grayscale tests.
This economical laser prints text quickly, but its output quality could be better.
Price$ 499.00 (AUD)
The Dell Laser Printer 1710n provides networked printing for a small workgroup with surprisingly affordable running costs.
This model is capable of delivering one of the lowest cost-per-page rates we've seen, provided that you choose its higher-capacity toner cartridges and take advantage of the company's use-and-return program. You can buy the cartridges in two capacities, rated for 3000 and 6000 pages by Dell's own toner yield estimates (based on the industry standard average of 5 percent ink coverage per page).
The 1710n comes in Dell's signature black-and-silver colors. Its standard paper tray can handle up to 250 sheets, but you can attach a 550-sheet drawer to the underside of the printer. If you need to print on a wide variety of media, you can use the manual-feed slot on the front of the printer but you can print only one sheet or envelope at a time. You can't feed envelopes from the paper tray, and you'll want to open the rear exit tray at the back of the printer to give thick media a flatter path through the printer.
In our speed tests, the 1710n printed text pages at a competitive 19.1 pages per minute, but its graphics emerged slightly below average at 7.1 ppm.
The 1710n's print quality failed to impress us in our tests. While text was readable enough, it looked too thick and heavy. Some characters had strange, flattened tops. Solid areas of text had a shiny and mottled or blotchy appearance. Line art showed some wide horizontal banding, while closely spaced parallel lines had a dark, gritty look. The grayscale image was far too dark, even when printed at different quality settings. And though some textures were in the midtones, strong moire patterns were evident, as well.
The simple control panel has just two buttons and five LED indicators. There's no LCD to assist in setup, but installing the printer on our test network was effortless using Dell's software. Once the printer was up and running, the embedded Web server allows for checking the printer's settings and monitoring toner levels. You can also set an e-mail address to receive alerts when the printer needs attention.
Join the newsletter!
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-55EZ950U
WD MY PASSPORT™ Gaming Storage
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine
SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™
Apple iPhone X
WD MY PASSPORT™ X Gaming Storage
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-77EZ1000U
cloudandco Smart Cane
Bang and Olufsen BeoVision 14
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Fuchsia/Iron
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44
Toys for Boys
LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive
Bose SoundLink Micro
Lego Mindstorms EV3
Google Daydream View VR Headset
UBTech First Order Stormtrooper Robot
Ubiquiti Network’s Front Row Camera
Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Drone
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera
Onyx Smart Walkie Talkie
iRobot Roomba 980 Vaccum Cleaning Robot
Toffee Bags Commuter Satchel
Panasonic Hi-Fi - SC-UA7GS-K
Belkin Pocket Power 10,000mAh
Xbox One X
Dearear Endear In-ear Wireless Earphones
Nest Protect Smart Smoke Alarm
PETKIG Go Smart Dog Leash
WD MY CLOUD™ HOME Personal Cloud Storage
Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker
Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Fallout Geeki Tikis
Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
3SIXT 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit
Ikea NORDMÄRKE Wireless Charging Pad
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
Logitech Doodle Collection Wireless Mouse
Urbanworx Full HD Action Camera
Panasonic Portable Splashproof Fun - RF-D20U
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Kogan Bluetooth Soundbar
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best
- 2 Google Pixel 2 review: not quite 'pixel perfect' but damn close
- 3 Google Home Mini review: a welcome addition to the smart speaker family.
- 4 Huawei Nova 2i review: Flagship features get smuggled into the mid-tier
- 5 Moto X4 review: This is what a world without MotoMods looks like
Latest News Articles
- Epson launches new Expression Premium Photo Range
- Epson Australia Unveils New Expression Home Range of Printers
- Epson launches new high-speed Enterprise inkjet printer
- When life gives you a 3D printer, make a house
- Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners
PCW Evaluation Team
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
- PC World 2017 Editors' Choice Awards Nomineees Announced
- LG V30+ review: The videographer's smartphone arrives
- Fitbit Ionic review: Impressive but not quite iconic
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- FTSoftware EngineerSA
- FTProgram LeadSA
- FTSenior Business AnalystOther
- FTProject Manager - Develop Strategy. Need RISI card, Rail bckgrdOther
- TPProject Manager - HR21 RolloutQLD
- FTProject Manager (Business / Compliance focused)SA
- FTSenior Wintel Systems EngineerOther
- CCBusiness AnalystNSW
- CCBusiness Systems Analyst (Expression of Interest)QLD
- FTPlatform Architect - InfrastructureOther
- TPOrganisational Change Manager | CommunicationsQLD
- CCSystems / Storage EngineerWA
- FTTechnical Support Engineer - OnsiteOther
- FTProject Manager/- Accommodation / Facilities ManagerOther
- FTSenior Consultant - Portfolio GovernanceVIC
- FTUrban Code DeveloperOther
- FTSolution DesignerOther
- FTSenior Agile Business AnalystOther
- FTAutomation TesterQLD
- FTService Desk EngineerOther
- FTSenior Java and AEM DeveloperOther
- FTLead PHP DeveloperQLD
- FTCustomer Service RepresentativeOther
- FTCustomer Support OfficerSA
- FTMid-Level Project Manager - IP and Voice ProductsOther