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Don't even think about buying it.
on January 15, 2015
It's quick set up diagram is only moderately useful, and could use a few things on it like... words... to clarify some things. It comes stock with a driver that does not work.
Once it's finally up and running, it doesn't. Mine printed 5-10 pages, then stop saying there was a paper jam. Dell has a page for this printer on how to deal with paper jams, with easy to follow instructions and graphics. In my case, there wasn't a paper jam, however the printer continued to think there was. Unplugging it for a week (prior to Christmas, when i needed a printer that actually worked) and setting it aside for a week seemed to fix that problem.
I plug it back in, run a single sheet for a test... and it worked. Attempted to run a second sheet, and it told me it was out of paper. Having just filled it about 3/4's full, i was beginning to feel like i was in the movie Office Space. Nothing helped, and it refused to accept manually fed paper. Had to set it aside again (now closer to Christmas, and still needing a printer that actually worked) for a couple weeks.
It's after Christmas now, so i plug it back in. I'm not sure if there's a paper jam, or if it thinks it's out of paper as it goes directly for the "major error" light being on and does absolutely nothing. It won't even acknowledge i've attempted to send something to it to print. I have to set it aside for another couple days because it's completely useless and does not work (and i still need a printer that actually does work).
A few days later i plug it in, ready to call up Dell to find out why they foisted this complete and utterly useless piece of junk on humanity.... and it works when plugged in. I'm on day 2 of it actually working (very light printing amounts), and we'll see if my next purchase is a Louisville Slugger or not. I did, however, find out that the warranty on my machine started in October of 2013 (bought in Oct, 2014), instead of when i finally got it registered (another issue i won't go into) in January of 2015.
My single piece of advice for anyone considering this machine: DON'T. It is useless and will simply stop working at any time for no reason what-so-ever.