Dell has all sorts of color laser printers, but two that stand out as reliable high quality machines are the Dell 1320c and the Dell 5110cn. While both printers come standard with some of the same features and provide similar print quality, they have unique characteristics that may make one more suitable for your business than the other. The Dell 1320c has a monthly duty cycle of 35,000 pages, and is suited for small- to mid-size businesses. The Dell 5110cn is equipped to handle much larger operations, and has a monthly duty cycle of 95,000. The Dell 5110cn also has networking capabilities, so it is ideal for workgroups as well. The Dell 5110cn is slightly larger than the 1320c, so if saving space is an issue, you may want to opt for the more compact Dell 1320c.
The Dell 1320c features Hi-Speed USB connectivity. The Dell 5110n features three connectivity options—Hi-Speed USB, Network – IEEE 1284 and Parallel. The Dell 1320c comes equipped with four starter printer cartridges. The Dell 5110n comes equipped with one black toner cartridge and one of each color toner cartridge. The black toner cartridge yields up to 10,000 pages, and the color toner cartridges yield up to 8,000 pages.
The Dell 1320c and Dell 5110cn both produce quality color and monochrome documents at a resolution of 600 dpi x 600 dpi. Both printers come equipped with 2400 IQ image enhancement technology, which ensures that text prints crisp and images appear clear and vibrant. The Dell 1320c produces color documents at 12 pages per minute, and monochrome documents at 16 pages per minute, and has a first page out time of 18 seconds. The Dell 5110cn produces monochrome documents at the fast speed of 40 pages per minute, and is 35 pages per minute for color documents. The Dell 1320c has a media capacity of 250 sheets, which cannot be expanded. The 5110cn is a powerhouse that can support large printing demands, with a media capacity of 650 sheets. If your needs ever change, the 5110cn can grow with your business, as the media capacity is expandable to a maximum of 2,150 sheets.
The Dell 1320c has a 333 MHZ processor, which supports its 64 MB of installed memory. The memory of the Dell 1320c cannot be expanded, so if your business requires a printer with more memory, you may want to opt for the Dell 5110cn, which comes equipped with 128 MB of installed memory, which can be expanded to 1.125 GB. The Dell 5110cn has a 400 MHz processor, which helps the printer work faster and support more memory. If you are looking for added security, the Dell 1320c offers a security lock slot, which gives you ultimate control over who uses the printer, and how much they print, which could also help your business save money in the long run. As an added bonus, the Dell 5110cn comes equipped with a duplexer for quick and easy double-sided printing. The Dell 5110cn is also Energy Star qualified and Blue Angel compliant, which will help you save energy and reduce overall costs.
Overall Specs – Dell 1320c:
- Print Speed: Monochrome – 16 ppm; Color – 12 ppm
- Memory: 64 MB
- Resolution: 600 dpi x 600 dpi
- Duty Cycle: 35,000 pages
- Paper Capacity: Input – 250 sheets; Output – 150 sheets
- Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB
- Dimensions (w x d x h): 15.7 in x 16.6 in x 14.9 in
Overall Specs – Dell 5110cn:
- Print Speed: Monochrome – 40 ppm; Color – 35 ppm
- Memory: 128 MB; expandable to 1.125 GB
- Resolution: 600 dpi x 600 dpi
- Duty Cycle: 95,000 pages
- Paper Capacity: Input – 650 sheets (expandable to 2,150 sheets); Output – 250 sheets
- Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB, Network – IEEE 1284, Parallel
- Dimensions (w x d x h): 16.9 in x 22.8 in x 19.6 in