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Dell B1165NFW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Dell B1165NFW. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the multifunction and design are generally positive. The size and usability are also appreciated. The print quality and price get mixed views. There are some critical opinions about the reliability and durability.

performance, usability, size, design, multifunction

noise, paper handling, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Dell B1165NFW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Justin Yu (

Dell B1165nfw review: A decent monochrome laser printer for light duties


The Dell B1165nfw is a logical purchase if you're shopping for a no-frills, monochrome laser printer to output simple, text-heavy documents, but still want the functionality of an all-in-one output machine.

The Dell B1165nfw is a dutiful monochrome laser printer that can also act as a standalone scanner, copier, and fax machine. It's cloud-ready with native support for Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, and Dell's own mobile Android application.

The printer includes a "starter" cartridge with less-than-average capacity, no upgrades exist for the limited paper tray, and there's no media card reader.

As long as you don't mind not being able to print from a USB flash key, the Dell B1165nfw's healthy array of extra features and quick outbound print cycle make it worthwhile for small offices with wireless access.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: M. David Stone (

Dell B1165nfw Mono Laser Multifunction Printer


Meant as a personal MFP, the Dell B1165nfw Mono Laser Multifunction Printer is capable enough for a micro office with light-duty print needs.

Prints, scans, copies, and faxes. Small size. Automatic document feeder. Ethernet. Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Direct

Low paper capacity. No duplexer (for two-sided printing), even as an option

One step down in Dell's current line from the Dell B1265dnf Multifunction Mono Laser Printer that I reviewed last year, the Dell B1165nfw Mono Laser Multifunction Printer is Dell's least expensive multifunction printer (MFP) at this writing. It's also...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (

Dell B1165nfw Review: A SOHO Standout


Read our full review of the new Dell B1165nfw Mono Laser Multifunction Printer, announced this morning as one of two of the latest additions to Dell's imaging portfolio!

Print quality ; Lifetime fuser guarantee ; Ease of use

Manual duplexing ; No Front side USB port

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Dell B1165nfw


Dell's B1165nfw is a neat mono laser MFP, though with a couple of minor shortcomings for day-to-day use.

Easy maintenance, Well-designed controls, Low power for laser

No paper tray cover, Relatively high page cost, Slow Android print

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: tossick (

"Piece of crap."


Do not buy this junk printer. Wireless printing my *ss.

Nothing, but makes a great paperweight

Works for about a day after installing, then won't print anything.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: jkuffs (

"P O S"


This is the biggest piece of junk we have ever had in my office. After 4.5 months it was so beyond repair they sent a refurbished one to replace our original and that only lasted another 8 months. That was just long enough to get out of warranty and...

you can find toner for it

Everything else

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: IVPlodge (

"Won't install on Windows 8.1 systems."


The Dell "Easy" wireless setup doesn't work, and the installation disk provided with the unit would not install the drivers on a machine using Windows 8 or 8.1. Went to the Dell website for the "latest" drivers and software - same problem - would not...

Nice compact unit

Installation manual worthless

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Martin364 (

Don't buy this printer unless you only want to do copying

In nearly 50 years of working with computers, I have never come across such a poor product.Firstly it was very difficult to unpack it and put it together. The instructions were useless - I had to use a torch to try to see how the cartridge fitted and I...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Paul (

Dell B1165NFW


I needed a printer with an ADF scanner, and this one works faultlessly. Very neat on the desktop. Includes Paperport software, which looks professional. Cost less that a full tank of diesel for my Mondeo - incredible ; Thank you, a bargain

None so far

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: aidan (

Dell B1165NFW


unable to work it properly

Feb, 2015