Review of the Dell B1265dnf Laser MFP
I don’t print much and when I do it’s invariably only black so, when my kids killed my Canon printer recently, I needed a new printer. I scan alot (I can’t stand keeping paper as it’s not searchable) so it makes sense for me to get a printer and scanner combo which is also known as a multifunction printer. (less wires and devices).
Does Printer Brand Matter?
I’m not particularly loyal to any specific brand but have never had problems with Canon, Dell or Samsung products so, all being equal, I’d probably choose one of these brands (at present I use smart-devices and computers by Samsung, Dell, Acer, Apple and LG) . Running costs are however an important factor for me as well as minimising resource use (e.g. duplex printing is good as is a printer ‘sleep’ or low-power mode). I’ve worked in I.T for long enough to know that ongoing costs are usually far higher than the initial printer purchase cost therefore a low cost printer can be a false economy.
Researching a new Printer
I’m very busy with WordPress Website stuff right now so really don’t have the time to travel to a technology retail outlet to look for a new printer. I also find it far simpler to find relevant information on the Web so decided that I’d research and buy the printer Online (after all I work from Home and I really don’t mind what the printer looks like so don’t need to see it before buying).
I read various reviews of multifunction mono (black only) laser printers; I decided eventually to go for the Dell B1265dnf Laser MFP because I like that Dell includes shipping price in the display price and the price was reasonable enough.
Is the Dell B1265dnf Mono Laser Printer any Good?
I’ve only just unpacked and setup the Dell printer but so far it has been incredibly simple to setup the printer and software and it prints just fine. Upon setting up the software it’s immedicately obvious that the software provided is by Samsung. A quick search shows that the Dell B1265dnf Laser MFP is almost identical to the Samsung Mono Multifunction Printer SCX-4729FD which retails for about the same price in Australia. Dell has a number of its printers made by Samsung which I think is very good. The difference in looks between the Dell and Samsung multifunction printers is that the Dell is black in colour whereas the Samsung is a white colour.
So far I’m really happy with my new Dell printer/scanner.