July 14, 2010 by Sarah Meyer Reads (14,144)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 7
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 6
    • Operational Costs
    • 9
    • Total Score:
    • 7.83
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Energy use tests
The Dell 1135n uses a very average amount of energy for a laser printer.   When printing, copying, or warming up, the energy use is high.  When scanning, faxing or just sitting in ready mode, the energy usage was significantly lower.

For example, when printing the 1135n uses anywhere from 300-500W of energy and when warming up, the 1135n can have energy spikes as high as 800W before dropping into lower energy ranges.

But when in ready mode, the 1135n uses only 8W of energy while scans and sent faxes take about 15W of energy. 


  • 4-in-1 device: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 23 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Automatic document feeder
  • 360 MHz processor with 128 MB of memory
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 12,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 250-sheet paper cassette, single sheet multipurpose feeder
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Ethernet
  • Energy Star, RoHS compliant
  • Dell?s standard 1-year warranty with Next Business Day Exchange

I was impressed with the Dell 1135n because it provided four easy to use devices in a compact, sleek design for a low initial cost and, what?s really important to most businesses, offers a low cost per page over the long term.

Is the 1135n perfect?  No.  There are standard business features that are missing on the 1135n in order to keep the cost down.  Missing are automatic duplexing, a front side USB port, and options for additional paper drawers, upgradable memory, etc.

But for a small business, the 1135n is a great option.  It has built-in networking so it can be used by multiple users, it prints quickly while still delivering laser text quality, and it allows the business to upgrade four devices for the low cost of $199. 

The Dell 1135n is available now through for the suggested retail value of $199.

Supplies and accessories including the 2,500 page high capacity toner cartridge can also be found on  Dell offers a standard 1-year warranty with Next Day Business Advanced Exchange Service for the 1135n.



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