Dell 1130n laser printer review: Outgunned by the competition

The Dell 1130n laser printer delivers basic functionality and a simple design, but it's not enough in the face of competitive printers that offer more features for the same price.

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The Dell 1130n delivers the basic features we'd expect from a budget monochrome laser printer; it includes wired networking through the Ethernet port on the back, an ample 250-sheet paper tray, and a separate one-sheet manual feed tray for irregular media.

We wouldn't think twice about recommending you buy the 1130n if you see it on sale, but its simple design and modest functionality don't justify its $180 retail value. If you're on the hunt for a new laser printer, we'd instead point to the Samsung ML-2525W, an aesthetically similar device with the added benefit of Wi-Fi access.

For more details, including speed charts and more pictures, head over to CNET's full review of the Dell 1130n monochrome laser printer.

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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.


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