Dell prices the printer, sans coupon, at $249.99 (normally $280.99). With the coupon, 9QB025WNJ3X$MJ, customers get a $224.99 price, free shipping, and a $100 Dell gift card. If you're a frequent Dell customer, the deal could be a boon to you, as the effective price drops to $124.99. The deal expires on Sept. 18.
The same printer runs $199.99 at Amazon.com.
As a multi-function printer, consumers get the advantage of not just fast, laser-printed documents, but also faxing, scanning, and copying capabilities.
Here's how Dell describes the Dell B1265dfw Multi-Function Laser Printer:
"Do more with an all-in-one performer.
"Bring fast and versatile performance to your office with an easy-to-use 4-in-1 multifunction printer offering superb document management and wireless convenience.
- Fast printing: Up to 29 ppm
- Built-in duplexer: For easy two-sided printing
- NuanceTM PaperPort 14 software: To scan and organize PDFs
- Direct printing from mobile devices: (Android and iOS) and from Google Cloud Print"
Resolution is as follows:
600 x 600 dpi Default, 1200 x 1200 dpi Max
Optical: 1200 x 1200 dpi (Color@Platen),600 x 600 dpi (B/W@Platen), 600 x 600 dpi (Color, B/W@ADF)
Enahnced: 4800 x 4800dpi
Photo and Text, (600x300dpi)
In terms of Android support, Dell offers the Dell Mobile Print App. iOS support is offered via AirPrint support, on the printer.
Meanwhile, Google Cloud Print support is perhaps the biggest boon of all. With Cloud Print, you don't even need to be on the same network as the printer. You could be across the globe for all the printer cares, and Google's servers will handle the printing nonetheless.
Google Cloud Print support is expanding onto more and more devices. Although Google Cloud Print is available even on printers that do not include the feature out of the box, it is much easier if the printer is Cloud Print enabled.
In the former case, you share a printer to Google's Cloud Print service, but a computer must be running in order to keep the print jobs flowing to the printer. A Cloud Print ready printer can attach to Google's service without the need for an associated computer.