Dell 5210n Printer – A Printer Built With Your Workgroup In Mind

by garrett on March 7, 2009

The Dell 5210n laser printer and its associated Dell 5210n toner cartridge are made to work together to provide printing services to networked workgroups. It combines high-speed print output with good-quality printing quality at a list price well under a thousand dollars.

Output capacity.

The included 250 sheet paper tray is adequate for most medium-duty printing requirements. It can hold a massive 2600 pages with the inclusion of optional 500 sheet trays. The 5210n is also rated for monthly duty cycles of 200,000 pages, which should be as much as any medium-size workgroup would need under most any circumstance.

Interface Ports.

The Dell 5210n laser printer comes standard with the latest USB and Ethernet ports, in addition to an optional wireless 802.11b/g networking adaptor. This will make it quite easy for the IT folks to place the printer into an already-existing workgroup network. Wireless is probably the next wave of networking technologies designed to make it even easier for workgroups to operate.

Print Quality.

Printing quality is good. It delivers 1200 by 1200dpi, which makes for a sharp, crisp appearance on the paper. Graphics production is also solid, and it produces good-quality black and white page output, with no fuzziness or granularity to pictures or other items on the page.


Memory in the 5210n is good, with a standard 64 megabytes available. This is expandable up to 576 megs, making it more-than-adequate for almost any business printing need. Plus, the memory is easily installed into the laser printer with little or no fuss.

Ease of use.

This Dell workgroup laser printer offers high quality and high volume to mid-sized entities. It offers fast 40 pages-per-minute high-volume printing to medium workgroups. Its fast printing speeds can help any business improve its productivity. Other, more complicated print jobs, such as duplex, may reduce page output down to about 30 or so ppm. Because of the variety of interface ports on the printer, it can be pretty ease to hook up, too.

Warranty and Cartridges.

The 5210n comes with Dell’s standard year-long 24/7 service program, which can be extended by an additional 4 years for a nominal fee. It also comes with an included 10,000 page laser toner cartridge.


The Dell 5210n is an ideal candidate for medium-sized workgroups. It’s easily integrated into any network through its USB2.0 or Ethernet ports, and there’s an option for wireless 802.11b/g connectivity, which is sure to please any IT professional. The printer itself comes with the Dell 5210n laser toner cartridge, which is rated at 10,000 pages. Optional laser toner cartridges can double that capacity. It also uses Dell’s Toner Management System, which checks for low toner and then warns its users to reorder more. Additionally, the Dell printer’s configuration tool makes it easy to set it up for its network printer chores, notify its users of any problems via email alerts and display general printer and toner status information. The printer itself looks attractive and is well-assembled. All in all, a good network printer at a nice price. For more information, check out our site

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