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Dell Laser Printer 1700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Dell Laser Printer 1700. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality. The design also gets good opinions, but there are some critical opinions about the paper handling and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Dell Laser Printer 1700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

Dell Laser Printer 1700


Low-cost laser printer is cheap to use but slow to print.

Its price and print quality are attractive, but the 1700's speed is substandard.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review (

Basic, overpriced printer. Better lasers easily found


This Dell is one of several laser printers that I own. While it performs smoothly and reliably, it fails to provide several key features that the competition has at a comparable or lower price. The printer is very basic. It is well-suited for text ...

Works with Windows, Mac, and LinuxToner lasts a long time and is inexpensive

Paper system, speed, features (no duplex or networking), value for price

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

Decent Home Office Printer


Prior to owning this printer, I had a Brother HL1440 laser printer which was OK for my purposes at home. However, I was given the opportunity to work with the Dell 1700 at my workplace for a year while I filled in for an employee on leave of absence. I...

Fast printing, quick setup, reliable

Somewhat noisy, long warmup time

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

Horrible disappointment, extremely prone to paper jams


I was looking for a good quality laser printer, and I was willing to pay a good bit of money for one. Dell has a fairly good reputation for their computers, and I was looking for a company that sold quality products and had good support. I purchased ...

Decent print quality, decent price, looks fairly nice

Obscene amount of paper jams, loud, no USB cable included, expensive to return

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

Dell makes great computers and one lousy printer


I bought the Dell 1700 because it was a Dell. Everyone one of my computers, at home or work, that I have ever owned were and are made by Dell. I will buy Dell computers in the future. I will never again buy a printer with the name "Dell" on it. ...

Clear copies

Noisy, slow, frequently jams

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (

Great Buy! Little slow out of the gate.


I recently purchased this printer because I had a coupon from Dell, and I have recently sworn off inkjets. I paid about $70.00 US for it, and if it were not for that fact I might have picked up a different brand. Anyway I had been searching for a ...

Cheap, fast, and quiet

Kind of bulky, very slow to first page, Dell carts ONLY

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

The Dell Laser Printer 1700 offers fast, affordable personal printing in a compact design. Fast 24ppm A4 print speed, 15,000 page monthly duty cycle, huge 800-sheet maximum paper capacity, and the large optional 6,000 page toner cartridge make it an ideal personal laser printer for either home or office environment.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Personal Laser Printer


Color:Ion silver / Midnight gray
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5E / PCL 6/PCL 6
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):24ppm/25ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):10,000 - 19,999 pages
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer


Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:144MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 2000 Server / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Red Hat Linux 7.2 / Red Hat Linux 7.3 / Red Hat Linux 8.0 / SuSE Linux 7.2 / SuSE Linux 7.3 / SuSE Linux 8.0/Microsoft Windows 2000 Server / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Red Hat Linux 7.2 / Red Hat Linux 7.3 / Red Hat Linux 8.0 / SuSE Linux 7.2 / SuSE Linux 7.3 / SuSE Linux 8.0