Dell® Laser Printer 1720 Review
Dell laser printer 1720 is a reasonable priced, well equipped printer that offers fast and good quality prints. Dell laser printer 1720 has a built in Ethernet network. The Dell 1720 monochrome laser printer is 15.6 inches wide, 13.6 inches deep and 10 inches tall and it weighs around 20 pounds. It also provides several LED's to alert the users to problems such as paper jams. Dell laser printer 1720 also provides both standard and high capacity toner cartridge for the 1720 models.
Dell laser printer 1720 works well in either a small-office or home. The per page cost is as low as 1.67 cents and it offers a monthly duty cycle of 25000 pages which makes it a good fit for a small to medium-sized work groups. Dell laser printer 1720 comes with a 250-sheet paper tray; Dell laser printer 1720 is also available with 550 paper tray which is an additional option.
Dell laser printer 1720 is a monochrome laser printer which can print up to 30 pages per minute. Dell laser printer 1720 can print in a maximum resolution of 1200dpi x 1200dpi. The connectivity technology used in this printer is wired, with USB interface and parallel cable connection. The image enhancement technology used is 2400IQ. The included fonts and language simulations are 2 x Bitmapped, 89 x Scalable and PCL 6, PCL 5E, PostScript respectively. The consumable included in Dell laser printer 1720 is one black toner cartridge which can deliver 1500 pages at 5% coverage. The processor used in Dell laser printer 1720 is ARM ARM9 366 MHz processor. DIMM 100-pin technology used RAM of 16 MB which can be upgraded to 144 MB is also installed in Dell laser printer 1720. A security lock-slot is also provided with Dell laser printer 1720. Dell laser printer 1720 features Instant Warm up technology, which allows the first page to be printed in around eight seconds from standby mode.
- FIVE – Supported Media Types and Sizes
Dell laser printer 1720 supports media types like cards, labels, envelopes, plain paper and transparencies and the supported media sizes are A4 (8.25in x 11.7in), A5 (5.83in x 8.25in), Folio (8.5in x 13in), Legal (8.5in x 14in), JIS B5 (7.17in x 10.12in), Statement (5.5in x 8.5in), Executive (7.25in x 10.5in), Letter A Size (8.5in x 11in). Dell laser printer 1720 supports a media weight of 60 g/m2 to 160 g/m2. Dell laser printer 1720 is also provided with an auto-loading media feeder which has a maximum capacity of 250 sheets.
- FOUR – Good Printing Speed
Dell laser printer 1720 offers good speed in printing black & white documents. The print speed of Dell laser printer 1720 is 30 pages per minute; the aforementioned processor and RAM helps the printer to deliver this speed. Dell laser printer 1720 offer a monthly duty cycle of 25000 pages. The data transfer rate of Dell laser printer 1720 with any computer is also good as it use 4-pin USB type B and a 36-pin Centronics I-EEE 1284(EPP/ECP) parallel connection speed.
- THREE – Compatibility and Standards
Dell laser printer 1720 supports almost every operating systems of Microsoft, Apple Macintosh operating systems, Linux, UNIX and Novel NetWare operating systems. The software driver and utility drivers that we get with Dell laser printer 1720 is compatible with any system that use aforementioned operating systems as the platform. Dell laser printer 1720 is CE, GS, SII, GOST, SABS, SASO, NORDIC, EN55022, EN55024, CISPR 22, EN 60825, CSA C22.2, UL 60950-1, FCC Part 15, IEC 60950-1, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, and ICES-003 Class B compliant standard certified.
- TWO – Power and Environmental Parameters
In Dell laser printer 1720 the power device is an internal supply which requires a voltage of AC 120 V for proper working. The power consumption of Dell laser printer 1720 at the operating time is 400 Watt and when it is in standby or sleep mode it consumes a power of 10 Watts. The sound emission of Dell laser printer 1720 when in idle mode is 25 dBA and at the operating time its sound emission is 51 dBA.
- ONE – General Features
Dell laser printer 1720 family offers two models; Dell 1720 and Dell 1720dn. Both machines have a 336MHz speed processor. The RAM capacity of two models varies from 16 MB to 32 MB which can be upgraded to 144 and 160 MB respectively. Dell offers a wireless printer adapter, which is an optional offer, for wireless printing when you are on network.
Dell laser printer 1720 offers good quality, high speed printing at affordable cost. It is best for home or small office environment.