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Dell Color Laser Printer 5130cdn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Dell Color Laser Printer 5130cdn. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the control panel and print quality. The usability and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the size and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Dell Color Laser Printer 5130cdn is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Color Laser Printer 5130cdn

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Dell Color Laser Printer 5130cdn from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The performance also gets good opinions, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell 5130cdn Color Laser PrinterDell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer

 

The Dell 5130cdn provides fast color laser printing for busy workgroups in small to mid-sized offices.

Fast. Good paper handling. Low claimed cost per page.

Slightly subpar text, and subpar photo quality. Can't print from USB thumb drive or memory card.

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer Review - PCWorld

 

The 5130cdn's hulking, dullish-black exterior may look intimidating, but it houses a well-equipped and well-designed machine. The 256MB of DDR-2 standard memory is upgradable to 1.2GB. The standard paper handling includes a 550-sheet main tray and a...

Economical toner

Slight graininess or fogginess in photos

Everything a busy office needs is in the 5130cdn, including speed, great print quality, and features galore--plus supercheap toner.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Fastest color laser printer

 

The fastest color laser printer, according to reviews, is the Dell 5130cdn (*Est. $950). Its advertised speed of 47 pages per minute (ppm) makes it a color laser printer suitable for a busy office with high printing needs. Reviewers at PC World and at...

Fast, good paper handling, low claimed cost per page, good text quality

Below average photo quality, large and heavy

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (macworld.com)

Review: Dell 5130cdn color laser printer

 

Everything a busy office needs is in the 5130cdn, including speed, great print quality, and features galore--plus supercheap toner.

The 5130cdn is the fastest printer we've tested to date by a significant margin. On plain paper, it printed text at a rapid clip of 25.2 pages per minute (ppm). Graphics speeds ranged from 8.3 ppm for simpler graphics to 3.2 ppm for high-quality photo...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L Jacobi, PCWorld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell 5130cdn review

 

It has the speed and features that a high-volume office needs, and the Dell 5130cdn is also on target with its nearly perfect print quality. The price is high, but over the long haul its superlow cost per page will save you money.

The Dell 5130cdn is a nicely designed workhorse of a colour laser printer with the speed of a thoroughbred. If it's a bit too rich for your blood, however, check out the HP colour LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn, which costs a couple hundred less, is...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Dell 5130cdn

 

A high performance printer capable of printing up to 47 pages per minute in both mono and colour. If you're in a hurry, the Dell 5130cdn has a fast warm up time as fast as 8.5 seconds. ColorbyDell technology delivers brilliant colours in an easy to set...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell 5130cdn review

 

The Dell 5130cdn is a nicely designed workhorse of a colour laser printer with the speed of a thoroughbred. If it's a bit too rich for your blood, however, check out the HP colour LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn, which costs a couple hundred less, is...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Steve Duncombe (choice.com.au)

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Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Get crisp and fast color laser printing from the compact 5130cdn Color Laser Printer from Dell. With this printer, you can produce professional-looking documents of up to 600 x 600 (black) and 1200 x 1200 (color) dpi. It lets you print up to 47 ppm (letter) / 45 ppm (A4) in mono and color delivering optimum performance every time you print. Designed to support high printing volumes and great usage demands, the 5130cdn supports 2900-sheet maximum paper input capacity with monthly duty cycle of up to 110,000 pages. It provides effortless setup and installation via USB port. In addition, the built-in 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet connectivity equips the printer with enhanced networking capabilities. The Color Laser Printer 5130cdn includes the Dell Toner Management System - an intelligent toner and consumables monitoring program that proactively provides alerts when you are low on toner. Dell Printer Web Tool makes it easy to install, configure and manage your network printer and consumables. Dell Color Track 2 enables administrators to control user access and print budget costs by remotely defining color printing rights at the user level, setting print volume limitations and tracking usage over a standard Web browser. Equipped with wide range of features, the 5130cdn Color Laser Printer lets you print vivid, bright and vibrant printouts with ease.

Certificates

Certification:CE, FCC, WHQL, RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Display:LCD
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:20in
Height:17in
Weight:99lbs
Width:22in

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110-240
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (PowerSave):7
Power consumption (standby):130
Power consumption (typical):600

Header

Compatibility:Unix / Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:5130cdn
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Color Laser Printer

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:2900
Maximum number of paper inputs:5
Maximum number of paper trays:5
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:150
Number of standard paper trays:2
Standard input capacity:150 / 550 / 700

Memory

Internal memory:256
Maximum internal memory:1024 / 1280
Maximum memory:1024 / 1280
Memory slots:1 / 2
Memory Type:DDR2

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Management protocols:WSD, Bonjour (mDNS), SNMP v1/v2/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, Telnet, WINS, DNS, DDNS, DHCP, BOOTP, RARP, AutoIP
Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP
Type:Print server
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:UNIX (Solaris 9 and 10, HP-UX 11i)\nSuSE Linux 8.0/9.0\nSuSE Enterprise Linux 10\nRedHat Enterprise 4/5 ES\nRedHat Linux 3.0, 4.0 (AS/WS)
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Connection to PC:
DVD/CD printing: No
Finishing option: Yes
Fonts included:81 x PCL, 136 x PostScript 3
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Weight:99

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:1000
Standard output capacity:500

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Duplex media weight:60 - 163
Envelopes sizes:10
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Standard tray media types:Coated paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Thin paper, Transparencies / Coated paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 216

Performance

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Yes
Processor frequency:800
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:Wireless LAN
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, Parallel, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110-240
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (PowerSave):7
Power consumption (standby):130
Power consumption (typical):600

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:110000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:2 / 4
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages:PCL 5c, PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript 3 / PCL 5e, PCL 6

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T / USB / Parallel
Language Simulation:PCL 6 / PostScript 3 / PCL 5E
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):47ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):47ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Cover paper / Coated paper / Plain paper / Labels / Transparencies / Envelopes
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:700sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):37.6
Duplex print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):37.6
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):45
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):45
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5
Time to first page (color, normal):10
Warm-up time:30

RAM

Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:1024MB

Scanner

Type: None

Sound Emission

Print noise level:60.2
Printing noise level:60.2

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):22 x 20 x 17 / 22 x 20.1 x 16.9
Weight:1587.3 / 99 / 99.2