Conclusion

June 4, 2013 by Sarah Meyer Reads (14,160)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 7
    • Print Quality
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 7
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.67
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Energy Use Tests
The Dell B1165nfw uses less energy than the older 1135n so Dell seems to be making strides there. When printing, copying, or warming up, the energy use was between 300-500W. When scanning, faxing or just sitting in ready mode, the energy usage was significantly lower.

In ready mode, the B1165nfw uses about 5W of energy. The B1165nfw falls into sleep mode pretty quickly (although this can be adjusted). During our tests, the B1165nfw used 1-2W of energy in sleep mode.

B1165nfw Specifications

  • 4-in-1 monochrome laser: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 21 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • 40-sheet automatic document feeder
  • 433 MHz processor with 128MB of memory standard
  • Mobile printing: Google Cloud Print, AirPrint, Dell Mobile Print App
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 20,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 150 sheets
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • Operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
  • 1-year limited warranty

Conclusion
I was impressed with the Dell B1165nfw because it is compact, easy to use and offers small offices and home offices basic business features at a low initial cost and, possibly more important, offers a low cost per page over the long term.

Is the B1165nfw perfect? No. I’d really like to see automatic duplexing, a front side USB port, and a larger paper drawer.

But for a home office or small office (think 1-9 users) looking for an efficient, reliable device, the B1165nfw is a great option.

Pricing and Availability
The Dell B1165nfw is available now through Dell.com for the suggested retail value of $199.

Supplies and accessories are available on Dell.com. The Dell 1500 Page Black Toner Cartridge retails for $59.99.

Dell offers a standard 1-Year Warranty with Advanced Exchange Service for the B1165nfw, but customers can purchase a 5-Year Warranty with Advanced Exchange Service for an additional $80.


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