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Dell B1165NFW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 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. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the durability and paper handling. Reviews are divided on the print quality.

performance, usability, price, size, design

noise, reliability, paper handling, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Dell B1165NFW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell B1165NFW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell B1165NFW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality. The performance also gets good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the usability. The reliability and noise get critical reviews.

price, performance, print quality

noise, reliability

40% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell B1165nfw 20ppm A4 Mono Wireless Laser Multifunction PrinterDell B1165nfw 20ppm A4 Mono Wireless Laser Multifunction Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Dell B1165nfw review

 

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: (cnet.com)

Dell Multifunction Mono Laser Printer B1165nfw ( B/W )

 

Armed with the ability to function as a standalone scanner, copier, and fax machine, the $199.99 Dell B1165nfw is just as capable of flipping through a 40-page document stack for automatic copying as it is of printing directly from an Android...

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 (pcmag.com)

Dell B1165nfw Mono Laser Multifunction Printer

 

The Dell B1165nfw Monochrome Laser Multifunction Printer offers a full set of MFP features for light-duty use.

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.

If you need a shared MFP in your micro office for even medium-duty printing, this is clearly the wrong printer to get. You'll be better off with the Dell B1265dnf Multifunction Mono Laser Printer or the Canon imageClass MF4880dw instead. However, if...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Barry Brenesal (computershopper.com)

Dell B1165nfw Mono Laser Multifunction Printer Review and Ratings

 

The B1165nfw packs a surprising breadth of multifunction features for the money. Its paper handling and print speeds are humdrum, but its discounted pricing makes this a compelling choice for budget-strapped home offices or students.

Attractive ; Text quality is high ; Prints from a range of mobile-device apps ; Highly configurable Print Manager ; Low initial price if you shop around

Input tray holds just 150 sheets ; Eco simulator is way off ; Mediocre graphics quality

Everything we liked about the B1163w is true of the B1165nfw: its stylish design, strong text printing, tiltable control panel, three methods of connection, solid Print Manager options, and inclusion of Nuance's PaperPort 14. It faxes, copies, and...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: (printercomparison.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.co.uk)

Dell B1165nfw review

 

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

Consumer review by: tossick (cnet.com)

"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 (cnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 "Easy" wireless setup isn't. OEM installation software crashes on Win 8 and 8.1 will not install drivers. Firmware update from Dell has no instructions, and firmware utility will not work unless drivers are installed.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Character display:16
Display:LCD
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 120
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.1
Power consumption (standby):30

Fax

Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:7
Modem Speed:33.6
Standard Memory:7

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:150
Paper input type:Cassette
Standard input capacity:150

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Dell Mobile Print,Google Cloud Print / Dell Mobile Print,Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 40

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:100
Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Oficio
Standard tray media types:Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Thin paper

Performance

Copying:Mono copying
Duplex functions: No
Duplex printing modes:Manual
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:20000
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:Black
Processor family:Arm
Processor frequency:433
Recommended duty cycle:150 - 700
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 120
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.1
Power consumption (standby):30

Printing

Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):21
Standard printer languages:SPL
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Maximum scan area:8.19 x 14
Maximum scan resolution:4800 x 4800
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Other operating systems supported:Android, Novell NetWare 5.x, Novell NetWare 6.x
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:50
Noise level (idle):26

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:128
Maximum memory:128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.5
Height:11.7
Package depth:14.2
Package height:14.4
Package weight:22.3
Package width:18.5
Weight:16.8
Width:15.8