Energy use tests
I wasn’t surprised to see high energy use when printing since the 2150cdn uses laser technology. The 2150cdn energy use ranged from lows of 100 W to highs of 1100 W during every print job it performed.
During the brief warm up from off, the energy use could spike as high as 1100 W as well but it quickly fell to the ready mode standard of about 10 W of energy. I found this to be low for a color laser printer.
The sleep mode energy use was also low at 5 W but comparable to what I’ve seen from peers in the same class as the 215cdn.
- Good print quality
- Quick duplexing speeds
- Network capable
- Standard toner yield for price
I liked using the Dell 2150cdn: it was simple to setup and operate, offered a good mix of business features targeted for SMB and, most importantly, worked as advertised.
My only real complaint – and only con on my list – was that the cost per page is slightly higher than some competitors in the standard capacity toner cartridge realm. A set of standard capacity cartridges cost about $300 and have a slightly lower yield than what I priced out for other manufacturers with laser-class printers in the same space.
Overall, the Dell 2150cdn can offer a SMB quality prints, good print speeds at a fair market price and its worth considering.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Dell 2150cdn color laser printer is available now through the Dell website for the sale price of $319.99. The suggested retail value is $399.99.
Supplies and accessories can also be purchased through the Dell website. A set of standard capacity toner cartridges (CMYK) will cost $299.96 while a high yield set (CMYK) will cost $396.96.
Dell offers a 1-year limited warranty with Advanced Exchange Service for the 2150cdn.