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BUYERS LAB
Dell 2335dn
Multifunction Laser Printer
33 PPM Printer
Copier
PERFORMANCE SUMMARY
Geared toward small workgroups, the Dell 2335dn Multifunction La-
ser Printer proved to be a very good overall performer during its lab
evaluation. The A4 laser desktop device, which has a rated speed of
33 ppm and offers network print and scan, copy and PC and walk-
up fax functionality all as standard, demonstrated flawless reliability
throughout its 17,500-impression durability test. Easy to set up and
use, the 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer is also productive, as
evidenced by its above average job stream productivity using the
PCL driver, as well as the fastest first-print times for several files,
compared to competitors. The company has dramatically improved
feedback to workstations from the previous version of Status Moni-
tor Console by providing more detailed information in the utility and
the types of alerts that users can configure. Additionally, the unit has
very good multitasking capabilities and offers automatic duplexing
as standard and an above average tested toner yield that exceeded
the rated yield. Based on these findings, BLI highly recommends
the 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer for small workgroups with
monthly volumes of up to 5,000 impressions.
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Lab Test Report
A Comprehensive BLI Laboratory Evaluation
EUROPEAN
Reliability ......................................................... Excellent
Multitasking ................................................... Very Good
Administrative Utilities ................................... Very Good
Feedback to Workstations ................................ Excellent
Ease of Network Setup................................... Very Good
Print Drivers ................................................... Very Good
Applications Compatibility ................................ Excellent
Scan Functions ......................................................Good
Print/Copy Quality .........................................Good/Good
Print/Copy Productivity .......................... Very Good/Good
Feature Set .................................................... Very Good
Security Features ............................................Not Rated
Environmental Features ..................................Not Rated
Toner Yield ..................................................... Very Good
Test duration:
Two months, including a 17,500-impression
durability test.
Maximum monthly duty cycle:
35,000 impressions.
Manufacturer's recommended monthly
volume:
500 to 5,000 impressions.
BLI's recommended monthly volume
for optimum performance: Up to 5,000
impressions.
More information on the
Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser
Printer is available through bliQ
(www.buyerslab.com/bliQ).
August 2007
FEBRUARY 2009
EDITION

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Maximum monthly duty cycle: throughout its 17,500-impression durability test. Easy to set up and 35,000 impressions. use, the 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer is also productive, as Manufacturer’s recommended monthly evidenced by its above average job stream productivity using the volume: PCL driver, as well as the fastest first-print times for several files, 500 to 5,000 impressions.
  • Page 2: Reliability

    EXCELLENT RELIABILITY excellent  The 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer is certified highly reliable by BLI, completing a 17,500-impression durability test without experiencing any misfeeds or requiring any service. © 2009 Buyers Laboratory Inc. WARNING: This material is copyrighted by Buyers Laboratory Inc. and is the sole property of Buyers Laboratory. Duplication of this proprietary report or excerpts from this report, in any manner, whether printed ©...
  • Page 3: Multitasking

    Multitasking MULTITASKING VeRY GOOD VERY GOOD  Users can program copy jobs up to memory capacity while printing or copying.  Common to devices in this class, the 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer lacks an interrupt key. Administrative Utilities VERY GOOD ...
  • Page 4: Feedback To Workstations

     Audible alerts are available and can be configured to beep when a job is complete or an error has occurred, among others.  Dell Quick Launch Utility, which is loaded during installation and available on the desktop, includes shortcut keys to access SMC, Dell Tool Box, Updater Utility and a troubleshooting guide.
  • Page 5: Ease Of Network Setup

     Physical setup is simple as the 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer ships fully assem- bled save for stacking it on top of the optional paper drawers, but note that Dell recommends at least two people lift the unit out of the box and place it in the desired location due to weight concerns.
  • Page 6: Applications Compatibility

      SCAN FUNCTIONS GOOD  The 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer offers colour and monochrome scanning of documents to e-mail or network folder via FTP, in JPEG, PDF and TIFF formats at 75, 150, 200, 300 or 600 dpi. — The unit was awkward to use for scanning of documents to e-mail. Destinations must be programmed at the control panel via the alphanumeric keypad.
  • Page 7: Print/copy Quality

    PRINT/COPY PRODUCTIVITY VeRY GOOD/GOOD  The 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer’s productivity using the PCL driver to print BLI’s job stream, which replicates typical traffic in a multi-user environment, is above average compared to A4 laser/LED monochrome multifunction printers in this class tested to date;...
  • Page 8 TIFF and PDF files are the second fastest.  The 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer’s first-copy times from the platen and docu- ment feeder are competitive compared to A4 laser/LED monochrome multifunction printers in this class tested to date.
  • Page 9: Feature Set

     The unit’s standard and maximum paper capacities of 250 and 550 sheets, respec- tively, are competitive for the group.  The capacity of the 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer’s bypass tray, at 50 sheets, is competitive for the group.  The unit can accommodate up to 90 gsm through both the drawers and bypass, which is competitive for the group.
  • Page 10 August 2007  Lab Test Report BUYERS LAB Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer Restrict usage of other features Authenticated printing common criteria certification control panel lock/disablement Digital user signature Encrypted PDF mode/encrypted scanning Encrypted secure print hard drive encryption Not applicable...
  • Page 11: Environmental Features

    August 2007  Lab Test Report BUYERS LAB Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer Environmental Features NOT RATED  ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES nOt RAteD Specified capable of running 30% post-consumer recycled paper Specified capable of running 50% post-consumer recycled paper Specified capable of running 100% post-consumer recycled paper...
  • Page 12: Toner Yield

    TONER YIELD VeRY GOOD  The tested toner yield of the 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer’s high-yield print cartridge is above average compared to A4 laser/LED monochrome multifunction printers in this speed range and class models in its speed range tested to date. Fur- thermore, the cartridge exceeded its rated yield by just over 1,000 impressions.
  • Page 13 Tested Configuration The Dell 2335dn Multifunctional Laser Printer base model. Test Procedures The test methods and procedures employed by BLI in its lab testing include BLI’s proprietary procedures and industry-standard test procedures, which include a BLI-developed variation of ASTM’s 1318-90 Test Method for Determination of Productivity using Electrostatic...
  • Page 14 Included Software: Dell OpenManage Printer Manager allows administrators to remotely manage multiple Dell and compatible devices on the network via a Web browser. Though the fleet management utility provides great detail about Dell devices, its capabilities in terms of compatibles is more limited than with other competitive tools. OpenManage Printer Manager is available as a download on the company’s Web site.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting Details

    Menu Settings page. Embedded Web page: The embedded Web page, Dell Web Printer Configuration Tool, lets administrators configure the unit remotely on the network and monitor paper status—“Okay” or “Add Paper”—and remaining toner, as indicated in a percent gauge.
  • Page 16: Print Quality

    August 2007  Lab Test Report BUYERS LAB Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer Image Quality  IMAGE QUALITY Print Quality Text Good Line Art Good halftone Range Good halftone Fill Good Solids Good Print Density Dell 2335dn Range for tested units...
  • Page 17: Copy Quality

    August 2007  Lab Test Report BUYERS LAB Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer  Copy Quality COPY QUALITY copy Quality Text Good Line Art Good halftone Range Fair halftone Fill Good Solids Good Copy Density Original Dell 2335dn Range for tested units...
  • Page 18 First-print time indicates the time it took to RIP an image and deliver the first page of the test document set to the output tray. The unit’s print speeds were tested at the default 600 dpi using the PCL driver. Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer’s rated speed: 35 ppm BlI’s tested Print Speeds...
  • Page 19 August 2007  Lab Test Report BUYERS LAB Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer First-Copy Time First-copy time: 8.77 seconds from the platen. 12.34 seconds from the document feeder. 8.77 Copies per minute: 30, excluding first copy. 36, including first copy.
  • Page 20 27.5 ppm, which translates to an efficiency rate of 83.2%. Problems encountered: The unit paused between jobs using the Adobe PostScript driver.  PRINT DRIVERS Print Drivers Dell 2335dn Multifunction laser Printer Print Driver Features Windows xP PcL 6 Adobe PostScript 3 Auto Feature/Device Detection Booklet Printing...
  • Page 21  Lab Test Report BUYERS LAB Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer Send once/print many: No. File size sent to the unit from the PC increased when printing multiple collated sets with collate selected from the print screen within the application. Output was properly collated.
  • Page 22 This is to certify that when subjected to a 17,500-impression Buyers Lab durability test in a networked environment, image quality that was consistently very good and delivering page yields that exceeded those specified by HP. the Dell 2335dn Multifunction Laser Printer proved to be a highly reliable product. BUYERS LABORATORY INC.

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