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Dell Color Laser Printer 3100cn

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Dell Color Laser Printer 3100cn is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

Dell 3100cn Review


This model offers plenty of paper capacity, plus fast text printing and high quality at an excellent price.

Fast, high quality text prints ; Plenty of paper capacity

Glossy photos lacked color saturation

Like the 3000cn, the 3100cn's black-and-white printing was superb. Text looked crisp and was neither overly heavy nor too light. Even small fonts were easy to read. Line art looked almost perfect, and our grayscale test photograph displayed sharp...

Apr, 2006

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Dell Laser Printer 3100cn


The Dell Laser Printer 3100cn not only has the right price for a personal laser printer, it comes close to offering all the right features, notably good speed for the price and better output on balance than most color lasers. Unfortunately, it also...

Output quality overall is in the top tier for color lasers. Best performance for business applications in its price range. Offers both PCL and Postscript

Did not have enough memory to print our 8-by-10 photos in high-quality mode (and boosting memory to handle those photos would add over 10 percent to the price)

The Dell Laser Printer 3100cn offers good or better quality overall, including photo output that's in the top tier for color lasers, even though it lacks enough memory to print our photos in high-quality mode. It also gives reasonably good overall...

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HardwareCentral - Dell Color Laser Printer 3100cn Review.


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Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

The Dell Color Laser Printer 3100cn offers reliable performance and color laser printing for a small business at the price of black and white. This printer provides up to 25 pages per minute in black and white and 5 pages per minute in color at 2400 Image Quality. Designed to support high printing volumes and great usage demands, the 3100cn delivers a monthly duty cycle of up to 45,000 pages and a 900-sheet maximum media input capacity. Dell Color Track offers a separate monochrome print driver that allows you to designate color and/or black and white printing on an individual or workgroup basis. It provides effortless setup and installation via USB and parallel ports. In addition, the built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet connectivity equips the printer with enhanced networking capabilities. The 3100cn includes the Dell Toner Management System - an intelligent toner and consumables monitoring program that proactively provides email alerts on toner and consumables replenishment, including low toner, paper out, paper jam and fuser maintenance. Dell Printer Web Tool makes it easy to install, configure, and manage your network printer and consumables.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Color Laser Printer


Color:Ion silver / Midnight gray
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:400sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:576MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 years warranty