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Dell Color Laser Printer 5130cdn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling and control panel. The print quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and connectivity. The design and value for money get mixed views.

performance, usability, print quality, control panel, paper handling

connectivity, reliability

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Dell Color Laser Printer 5130cdn from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

usability, performance

value for money, reliability

45% 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 CLR LASER 47PPM PRNT 1200X1200DPI USB ENET256MB SFDell 5130CDN Laser Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop

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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.

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Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer

 

The Dell 5130cdn ($1,549 direct) provides high-speed printing for workgroups. With a monthly duty cycle of up to 110,000 pages, this laser printer can handle the color printing needs of small to mid-sized offices. It's among the fastest color lasers...

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

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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Dell 5130cdn review

 

The Dell 5130cdn colour laser printer aims high - and on nearly all counts, it succeeds.

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...

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Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer

 

Poor if you want anything close to the advertised high yield and good customer support.

Speed and print quality

Hi-yield cartridges do not deliver more than 3000 to 4000 pages with mostly typed text. Selected this printer for the advertised low cost of high volume printing. Also having problems with the cartridge sensors that do not provide accurate readings on...

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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.

Dimensions & Weight

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

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

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

RAM

Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:1024MB

Scanner

Type: None
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