Dell announced its added seven new laser printers to its imaging lineup earlier this morning and we got two of the brand new additions – the B1160w and the C3760dn – in for review. We’ll be sharing first looks of both products, starting with the Dell B1160w Mono Laser Printer.
The B1160 series is the first time Dell has offered a laser solution in the $100 price range with the B1160 coming in at $99 and the B1160w coming in at $119. You might also notice that Dell has changed up the naming process for their products with a B (monochrome) or C (color) designation on laser class products.
Find out more about the B1160w, as we share our exclusive hands-on first look with information on build, design, specs, pricing and availability as well as plenty of photos from our test lab. And don’t forget to check back soon for the full review!
Build and Design
The B1160w is the smallest laser box available from Dell, replacing the 1130 in the printer lineup, with the approximate dimensions of 14 x 8 x 7 inches and weighing in at eight pounds.
The design is very similar to the Samsung ML-2165w that we saw earlier this spring with the flip out output tray, folding input paper tray and a small control panel with a one-touch WPS button, the power key and two LED lights alerting users to the toner/status. The main difference between the two happens to be my favorite thing about the B1160w, the rich black color.
The B1160w uses a one-piece toner cartridge with users choosing the capacity that fits their printing needs 700-page yield or 1500-page yield and offers a lifetime fuser unit. With the 1500-page cartridge, the B1160w can offer a cost-per-page of 4 cents.
All the connections are found on the back of the printer. The B1160w offers two connectivity options; the high-speed USB 2.0 and wireless 802.11 b/g/n.
- Single function monochrome laser
- Print speeds: up to 21 ppm
- Print resolution: up to 600 x 600 dpi
- 300 MHz processor with 32MB of memory
- Monthly duty cycle: up to 10,000 pages
- Paper capacity: 150 sheets
- One-piece toner cartridge, lifetime fuser
- Connectivity: USB 2.0, Wi-Fi
- Operating systems: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
- Energy Star qualified
- 1-year warranty
Pricing and Availability
The Dell B1160w is available now through Dell direct and authorized retailers for the suggested retail price of $119. The B1160 (no wireless) is available for the suggested retail price of $99.
Supplies are also available through Dell.