Dell Wireless Laser Printer B1160w

The Good The Dell B1160w's low-profile footprint occupies very little desk space and its Wi-fi connectivity works well for multiple users operating in the same network.

The Bad The 150-sheet paper capacity demands more frequent refills, and wired networking isn't an option without an onboard Ethernet port.

The Bottom Line The Dell B1160w's limited paper input capacity and lack of Ethernet networking constrain its use for small businesses with high-volume workloads, but its compact form makes it an affordable solution for personal use at home.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Support 7.0
6.3 Overall

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Review

Dell Wireless Laser Printer B1160w

Like most of the budget monochrome printers in Dell's product lineup, the B1160w wireless laser printer is a mediocre performer for the price, capable of serving up a limited amount of prints in a personal-use environment, like a dorm room or a home office.

Its 150-sheet paper input capacity and lack of Ethernet connectivity certainly aren't ideal for medium and large work groups, but the company builds in 802.11 b/g/n wireless and Dell's mobile printing apps for Android smartphones. If you don't have a lot of money to spend on a printer but still need a wireless device for use around the home, you won't regret investing in the $120 Dell B1160w.

Design and features
The B1160w is easy to set up thanks to an intuitive software guide and the printer's compact dimensions. The printer measures 13.03 inches wide, 8.46 inches deep, and 7 inches tall, so you should still have plenty of room on your desk to work on after setting it up next to a computer. Like many laser printers, Dell uses a conservative black design with a curved paper path that places the output tray on top of the small, rectangular unit.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $130
  • Brand Dell, Inc.
  • Type printer
  • Type workgroup printer
  • Printing Technology laser
  • Compatibility Mac, PC
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