Dell C2665dnf review

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Dell doesn’t mince its words with the new C2665dnf: it claims it’s the world’s smartest colour all-in-one printer, supplementing the standard 4-in-1 scan, copy, print and fax functions with NFC for mobile tap and print, and integration with Dell’s Document Hub service.

It certainly packs a lot in, and it’s more than capable of producing the goods when it comes to printing documents. The C2665dnf’s 600dpi, 27ppm print engine is right on the money for speed. A 27-page Word document printed in one minute, after an eight-second wait for the first page.

Dell C2665dnf

Our heavy-duty 24-page DTP document was dispatched almost as efficiently, returning 26ppm in both standard- and high-quality print modes.

Output quality is perfectly acceptable for business use, with pin-sharp text, good detail and no evident banding in mono photos. The PC Pro colour chart revealed smooth transitions across complex colour fades, which translate to detailed colour photos and punchy reports.

Copy and scan performance were equally impressive. The C2665dnf’s ADF handled a ten-page copy in just less than a minute, and although the scanner only captures one side per pass, it can perform a double-sided scan by pulling the page back in and reversing it. Colour copy quality is another area where this printer scores well.

Dell C2665dnf

The C2665dnf ships with standard toner cartridges, but the high-capacity versions keep running costs for mono and colour prints to a reasonable 2.1p and 11.2p per page respectively.

Unfortunately, the C2665dnf’s features aren’t quite as accomplished. It has no integrated wireless as standard – you can add it, but it costs an extra £93. Oki’s MC342dnw costs a similar amount, but 802.11n wireless is included as standard. Furthermore, Dell’s NFC support is currently limited to Windows 8.1 devices.

Basic Specifications

Resolution printer final600 x 600dpi

Running costs

Cost per A4 mono page2.1p
Cost per A4 colour page11.2p

Power and noise

Dimensions439 x 530 x 558mm (WDH)

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