18th Nov 08 - Dell has announced a slew of new laser printers, including new enterprise and low-end models. The new models range from the network enabled $299 1320c color laser up to the $3299 7330dn enterprise laser, which can print up to A3 size.
At the bottom end of the scale, the $299 1320c is capable of up to 12 color pages per minute (ppm), and 16 ppm monochrome. It prints at a resolution of 600 by 600 dots per inch dpi and comes with a wired Ethernet port, allowing it to be used as a small office printer out of the box. Wireless networks are not supported, though. Dell is also offering a $100 instant rebate that takes the price down to $199.
The Dell 2330d
At $249, the 2330d only offers monochrome printing, but ups the speed to a claimed 35 pages per minute and increases the resolution to 1200 by 1200 dots per inch. It can also handle duplex printing. The $299 2330dn has the same features, but adds wired Ethernet for simple small office networking.
The Dell 7330dn
At the enterprise end of the range, the 7330dn costs $3299 and supports paper up to 11 by 17 inches, with claimed print speeds of 50 ppm. It also includes duplex printing and two 500-sheet paper trays, and a wide range of printer tray and collating options are available. The inclusion of Gigabit Ethernet also makes it suitable for small to medium sized office use, and Dell claims it can handle a hefty 300,000 pages per month. Dell also claims that the first page of a print will appear just seven seconds after the printer receiving the data.