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Dell E525W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews of Dell E525W. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and performance also get good feedback. The paper handling and noise get less positive views. There are some mixed reviews about the print quality.

usability, performance, price, size, reliability

noise, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Dell E525W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell E525W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell E525W from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the noise, but some have doubts about the price.



0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DELL 210-AEHD - Dell Color Multifunction Printer E525w - Multifunction printer - colour - laser - 216 x 356 mm (original) - A4/Legal (media) - up to 1DELL 210-AEHD - Dell Color Multifunction Printer E525w - Multifunction printer - colour - laser - 216 x 356 mm (original) - A4/Legal (media) - up to 1

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell E525W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Dell E525W from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the size and durability are generally positive. The noise and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the reliability and performance are different, while many are negative about the print quality.

usability, price, noise, durability, size

print quality

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell E525W Color Laser All-in-One Wireless and Cloud Ready PrinterDell E525W Color Laser All-in-One Wireless and Cloud Ready Printer

May, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Dell Color Multifunction Printer - E525w


The Dell Color Multifunction Printer - E525w offers a low price with all the features you need in a color MFP for personal use or shared use in a micro office.

Prints, scans, copies, faxes. Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct. High-quality graphics and photo output.

Low paper capacity. No duplexer (for two-sided printing).

Conclusion If you print a lot with small fonts, need an automatic duplexer, or just want fast print speeds, be sure to take a look at the HP M277dw, which, in addition to a duplexer and better speed on our tests, offers higher-quality text and graphics...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : William Harrel (

Dell E525w Color Multifunction Printer Review and Ratings


This inexpensive color-laser-class MFP churns out excellent-looking prints, scans, and copies—if you can stomach the high cost per page and plain design.

Low initial purchase price for a color-laser MFP ; Excellent print quality ; Easy to set up and use ; Sturdy construction

High cost per page, especially for color output ; Print engine and ADF do not support auto-duplexing ; Comparatively sluggish print speeds

Dell’s E525w is a Jekyll-and-Hyde printer to some extent. Prints look great; it costs too much to print. It's quick and easy enough to use the control panel; it looks old-school. Its main problem, though, is that plenty of laser-class MFPs on the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Dell E525w


Dell has released a range of LED printers and multi-function machines over the past few years. The E525w is a compact multifunction device, designed for small business or work groups and offering print, scan, copy and fax functions, with wireless,...

High-quality colour print ; ID copy ; Full fax functions

High running costs ; Long print start time ; No duplex print

The Dell E525w is a neat little colour multifunction with a good feature set and easy controls. It’s only let down by its almost-prohibitive colour-print cost and to a lesser degree, by a slightly clunky mono LCD screen. In this market place, you need...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Simon Handby (

Dell E525w review


The results are good, but Dell's boxy E525w is more expensive to run than much of the colour laser competition

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

Inexpensive upfront price, annoying printer


I bought the Dell printer because the discounted price caught my attention versus typical HP printers. You hit print and a minute later it prints. It beeps at the end of a print job. The black cartridge lasted 3 weeks and am replacing the Cyan and...

Feb, 2016

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Great color laser printer.


It's one of the most affordable color laser printer with Multi function option (all in one), color output is great and print speed is decent for home use. Very happy with the printer performance and features so far. Built in air print option is very...

Jan, 2016

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High Quality output


Really convenient after setup. WiFi for local printing, cloud ready for mobile printing. No provided scanning application just have to use windows app.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Good for home


This printer has great quality but the user software could be better.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Easy set up


After ordering an hp laser & it not working, I then turned to this dell. I love it, easy set up, didn't have to do much to get it up & running. Prints are awesome quality.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (

Dell E525W


Good solid printer

Dell software doesn't work very well

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:EN 61000-3-2, NOM, EN 61000-3-3, EN55024, EN55022 Class B, FCC Part 2, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, WEEE, REACH, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 / Safety: EN 60950-1/IEC 60950-1, CE Mark (EU), NOM (Mexico); SABS/ICASA (South Africa)\n\nEMC: EN 55022 (Class B); EN55024; EN61000-3-2 (Class A); EN 61000-3-3; R & TTE Directive (EU); UL 60950-1 / CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07; ICES-003 (Canada), US CFR Title 47, FCC Part 2 and 15 Class B; FDA/DHHS (21CFR, Chapter 1, Subcapter J); ; GB4943.1, GB9254, GB17625.1
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):18
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):18
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:Y
Character display:20
Display number of characters:20
Display number of lines:4

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110-127 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (sleep mode):10
Power consumption (standby):30 / 40
Power consumption (typical):280


Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax forwarding to:E-mail
Fax memory:2
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):99
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:99
Modem Speed:33.6
Secure fax reception:Y
Speed dialing: Yes
Standard Memory:2

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:15
Maximum input capacity:150
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:150


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100 / 10,100
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print
Security algorithms:WPA, WPS / WPA2, WPS
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude: - 122047.2
Operating altitude: - 122047.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:15 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:100
Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Envelopes, Labels
Non-ISO print media sizes:Letter
Standard tray media types:Coated paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Thicker paper
Standard tray media weight:106 - 163 / 60 - 163


Copying:Colour copying
Maximum duty cycle:30000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printer management:Dell Printer Hub; Dell ColorTrack 1.0, Standard Printer MIB
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow / Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency:525
Recommended duty cycle:250 - 700
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / Ethernet, USB, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110-127 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):280
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (sleep):10
Power consumption (standby):30 / 40


Maximum Resolution:600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):18
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):18
Standard printer languages:PCL 5Ce, PCL 6, PostScript 3, XPS / PCL 6
Time to first page (black, normal):16
Time to first page (color, normal):22


Document formats supported:PDF
Image formats supported:JPG, TIF
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 14
Maximum scan resolution:4800 x 4800
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200 / 600 x 300
Output color depth:8
Output colour depth:8
Scan speed (black):17
Scan speed (color):7
Scan speed (colour):7
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, FTP, SMB, USB / File, FTP
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF


Linux operating systems supported:RedHat EL Linux 4.0 U6, Ubuntu 12.04
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Sound Emission

Print noise level:64.5
Printing noise level:64.5


Internal memory:512

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:21.6
Package height:20.5
Package weight:42.8 / 684.3
Package width:22.1
Weight:35.5 / 578.5