Dell 1700 Standard Laser Printer

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  • Decent Home Office Printer

    Jun 26, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast printing, quick setup, reliable.
    Cons: Somewhat noisy, long warmup time.

    Summary: 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 ... read more

  • Basic, overpriced printer. Better lasers easily found

    Sep 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Works with Windows, Mac, and LinuxToner lasts a long time and is inexpensive.
    Cons: Paper system, speed, features (no duplex or networking), value for price.

    Summary: 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 ... read more

  • Horrible disappointment, extremely prone to paper jams

    Sep 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent print quality, decent price, looks fairly nice
    Cons: Obscene amount of paper jams, loud, no USB cable included, expensive to return

    Summary: 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 ... read more

  • Dell makes great computers and one lousy printer

    Aug 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear copies
    Cons: Noisy, slow, frequently jams,

    Summary: 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. ... read more

  • Great Buy! Little slow out of the gate.

    Mar 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, fast, and quiet.
    Cons: Kind of bulky, very slow to first page, Dell carts ONLY.

    Summary: 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 ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • jam, jam, jam

    Oct 8, 2008 by
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    Pros: I looks kinda cool for a printer, I guess
    Cons: Doesn't work, just jams. Jam button does work, in spades.

    Summary: There was one laying around my office so I thought I would plug it in and use it in my office instead of the whole office printer. Unfortunately, it doesn't work, just jams. I'm lucky to get it to print one sheet before it jams again. On the plus side ... read more

  • Dose not Last very long

    Mar 21, 2008 by
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    Pros: Acceptable print quality.
    Cons: Reliability. Only good for home use.

    Summary: I bought three of them for the office. They were easy to setup. Had to replace the drum with every other cartridge which increases the cost per page. Two of them developed a paper feed problem within a year. Now the feed arm does not drop down to push ... read more

  • Unreliable

    Apr 17, 2007 by
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    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: Low quality printer

    Summary: It would be a good printer if you could depend on it, even if you could get support without being on the phone for more than an hour. Stay away from this printer if you need more than 10 pages a day. Printer jams very often and most them, you won't be ... read more

  • Awful printer

    Oct 14, 2006 by
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    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: too noisy, uses too much toner, takes much too long until printing starts

    Summary: I have used HP printers for years and never experienced as much trouble as with this one. First, it is very noisy: when it prints, one can have a conversations in a 20 yards radius. Moreover, it makes periodic noises at arbitrary times. Makes me jump ... read more

  • Has never worked.

    Dec 19, 2005 by
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    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Has never worked!!!!

    Summary: Sister in law gave me her 2month old Dell 1700 that she purchased new because it never worked for her. I have had it for a few weeks and can't get passed the "error" light which is supposed to mean that there is a cover open somewhere. Where?? I've tried ... read more

  • Good for the home...

    May 10, 2005 by
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    Pros: Cheap, pretty good quality output for its price. Nice looking unit.
    Cons: Firmware upgrade may be required. Noisy when printing.

    Summary: The Dell 1700 is a dependable laser if you're tired of paying through the nose for inkjet consumables. It takes a little too long to get going, but when it does it spits out at a rapid pace. Noisy when operating, it does fall asleep but will "wake up" ... read more

  • We'll never buy a Dell printer again

    Dec 9, 2004 by
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    Pros: It is fast.
    Cons: Jams easily. Noisy. Backlog in ink cartridges. Doesn't do what we bought it for.

    Summary: It doesn't do what we were told it would do. It constantly jams. Legal sheets have to be fed in by single sheet. It's noisy. And there was a 10 day backlog on buying a replacement ink cartridge...which can only be bought from Dell...so it's a ... read more

  • Cheap to Buy, Cheap to Own

    Nov 10, 2004 by
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    Pros: Color. Price. 250 sheet input. Cheap toner.
    Cons: Noise while printing. Paper catches on output tray.

    Summary: I've had one for about a month. It's mediocre at best. I had to put a piece of tape on the top front where the front meets the top because the first sheet always catches in the crack unless you flip up the extension for legal size paper. Also, if the ... read more

  • Dell Laser Printer--horrible!

    Oct 25, 2004 by
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    Pros: The printer works great WHEN it works. Good quality printing.
    Cons: About 30 percent of the time an "error" occurs with infuriatingly frustrating results.

    Summary: The printer works great WHEN it works. The problem is that about 30 percent of the time an "error" occurs with infuriatingly frustrating results. The printer starts printing one line per page of nonsense and constantly feeding more and more paper until ... read more

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