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Xerox B210/DNI Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Jul 03, 2020 at 07:48 am
Xerox B210/DNI Picture
1.9
Family
5.8
Small/Home Office
5.9
Student
8.5
Black & White
2.3
Casual Photo
Type Printer Only
Technology Laser
Wireless Yes
Color No
SuperTank
No

The Xerox B210/DNI is an excellent wireless printer for black and white usage only. Like most monochrome laser printers, it excels at what it's designed to do, which is print plain documents in black and white, quickly and affordably. It's compact and sturdy so it won't take up much space on your desk or in your work area. However, it doesn't include features like a scanner or a display screen. Although it does have great connectivity options, its mobile application is terrible and doesn't work well on Android devices.

Our Verdict

1.9 Family

The Xerox B210 is a terrible family printer. Unfortunately, its photo printing is bad, it doesn't include a scanner, it doesn't print in color, and it has no external storage support. If your family only uses the printer to print monochrome documents, then you could consider it.

Pros
  • Excellent monochrome printing.
  • Excellent black cartridge yield.
Cons
  • Bad photo printing quality.
  • Doesn't include a scanner.
  • No external connectivity options.
5.8 Small/Home Office

The Xerox B210DNI is an inadequate small or home office printer. It's excellent for printing in black and white, so you should have no problem with regular documents. It has a compact, sturdy design which should fit easily on most office desks. It also includes an ethernet connection and has a remarkable printing speed. Unfortunately, it doesn't include a scanner or color printing and is also lacking a display screen.

Pros
  • Excellent monochrome printing.
  • Excellent black cartridge yield.
Cons
  • Doesn't include a scanner.
  • No display screen.
5.9 Student

The Xerox B210 is a disappointing printer for students. It strives when printing black and white documents, but doesn't include color printing or a scanner. Its printing speed and cost-per-print are both outstanding, but the printer suffers from a lack of external connectivity options and a terrible mobile app.

Pros
  • Excellent monochrome printing.
  • Excellent black cartridge yield.
  • Outstanding cost-per-print.
Cons
  • Doesn't include a scanner.
  • No external connectivity options.
8.5 Black & White

The Xerox B210 is a great black and white printer. If you're looking for a printer with an outstanding cost-per-print, a high black page yield, and an amazing printing speed, this is the option for you. However, it doesn't include features such as a scanner or a display screen.

Pros
  • Excellent monochrome printing.
  • Excellent black cartridge yield.
  • Outstanding cost-per-print.
Cons
  • Doesn't include a scanner.
  • No display screen.
2.3 Casual Photo

Like most black and white laser printers, the Xerox B210/DNI is a bad casual photo printer. It has a terrible photo printing quality and doesn't support glossy paper or any photo sizes.

Pros
Cons
  • Bad photo printing quality.
  • 1.9 Family
  • 5.8 Small/Home Office
  • 5.9 Student
  • 8.5 Black & White
  • 2.3 Casual Photo

Test Results

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Design
7.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The B210 is a basic printer with a good build and design quality. The body of the printer feels sturdy and thanks to its simple design, you have easy access to the toner and paper jams. The front paper tray includes length and width sliders for larger paper use. Unfortunately, there's no cover on the output tray, and when the paper tray is loaded, paper sticks out of the back of the printer, creating another uncovered hole for dust to accumulate.

Design
Dimensions
Height 8.1" (20.5 cm)
Width 14.5" (36.8 cm)
Depth 13.7" (34.8 cm)
Weight
17.0 lbs (7.7 kg)

The Xerox B210 is a compact printer similar in size to the Brother HL-L2370DW. Although it isn't as small or portable as the HP DeskJet 3755, it still isn't very tall and should fit easily on most desks or workspaces.

N/A
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen No
Display Screen Size
N/A
Touchscreen No

The printer doesn't have a display screen. It does include four physical buttons on the right side of the printer, which includes the power option, cancel, on/off, and Wi-Fi configuration. There's also an LED status bar right under the power button and a low toner light that'll flash red when the cartridge is nearly finished.

Design
In The Box

  • 1x Xerox 106R04346 starter toner cartridge
  • 1x Xerox 101R00664 drum unit
  • Quick setup guide and CD
  • Power cable
  • USB cable

8.2
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
N/A
Black Cartridge Model
Xerox 106R04346
Tested Black Page Yield
82.00 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
1558 prints
Color Cartridge Model
No Color Cartridge
Tested Color Page Yield
N/A
Estimated Color Page Yield
N/A
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
A Separate Unit

The B210 has a great monochrome cartridge system. The standard black toner cartridge has a high page yield, so you shouldn't have to replace the toner very often unless you print at a very high volume. However, the drum eventually needs to be replaced, adding an extra cost down the road.

This printer doesn't accept any third party cartridges.

If you need a printer with a higher page yield, check out the HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dn.

0
Design
Scanner
Scanner
No
Scan Flatbed
No
Scan Sheetfed
No
Automatic Document Feeder
No
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
N/A
Scan Color Depth
N/A
Flatbed Scan Size
N/A
Fax
No
Copy
No

This black and white printer doesn't have an integrated scanner. If you need a scanner, check out the Brother HL-L2390DW.

Printing
9.3
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
48.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
N/A
Black Only Printing
0.031 US$/print
Color Printing
N/A
Photo Printing
0.125 US$/print
Ink Subscription
No

Similar to most black and white laser printers, the Xerox B210's cost-per-print is quite low. As mentioned before, the drum unit also needs to be replaced eventually, which is an additional cost not factored in here.

9.0
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
31 PPM
Color Document
N/A
Photo Printing Time
10.8 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
9.7 sec
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
250 pages

The B210 has a remarkable printing speed. The first page of your document prints quickly, meaning the printer doesn't take much time to warm up. It includes a large input tray, but unfortunately, the output bin can only handle half of what the input tray allows. If you're printing a large 200-page document, you'll need to empty the output bin at some point.

0
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
N/A

The Xerox B210/DNI is a monochrome printer, if you're interested in a color printer, check out the Brother HL-L3270CDW Laser.

1.3
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
No

The Xerox B210 is a black and white laser printer, so it's not meant for printing photos. It doesn't include glossy paper capabilities or 4" x 6" format. If, however, you do need to print a photo on the 8.5" x 11" paper, there's banding across the image. On the plus side, larger details of the photo will be visible.

Note that these results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.

If you want a more versatile printer that can print good quality photos, check out the Brother MFC-J895DW.

Printing
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") No
Photo (5" x 7") No

This printer has an adjustable input tray that supports most standard formats of plain paper for black and white printing. It doesn't support any of the photo sizes.

Mobile App And Connectivity
8.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The B210 has impressive connectivity options. The only wireless feature missing is Bluetooth support, which shouldn't be much of an issue since it has AirPrint and Mopria for mobile printing, as well as Wi-Fi Direct if you're not in range of a router. However, you can't print directly off a USB storage device or SD card.

2.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App Print
Mobile App Yes
App Name Xerox Workplace
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
No
PDF
No
Microsoft Office Files
No
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
No

This printer has a terrible mobile app. Once the app is downloaded, specifically on Android devices, most of the features are non-functional. When trying to send files with Android, we get a failed message and nothing will print. It performed better on the iPhone but was awful nonetheless. You also need to create a username and password to use the app, which is something we haven't had to do with other mobile printer apps.

Compared to other printers

The B210 is an excellent wireless black and white printer. It's similar to options like the Brother HL-L2390DW, but lacks the additional features, like a scanner, that other monochrome printers can have. Its lack of connectivity options and a capable mobile app make it one of the weaker options in any category besides black and white printing.

For other options, you can also check out our recommendations for the best all-in-one printers, the best office printers, and the best printers under $100.

HP LaserJet Pro M15w

The Xerox B210/DNI and the HP LaserJet Pro M15w are two very similar black and white printers. Both printers do not have a display screen or a scanner. However, the Xerox has a better build and design quality and includes an ethernet connection, making it a better option for office use.

Brother HL-L2370DW

The Xerox B210/DNI and the Brother HL-L2370DW are two similar monochrome printers. Both use a single black toner cartridge with a remarkably high page yield and low cost-per-print. The biggest difference between the two is the mobile app. The Brother iPrint&Scan app is exceptional and works with both Apple and Android. The Xerox app doesn't work with Android at the time of our testing.

Brother HL-L2390DW

The Xerox B210/DNI and the Brother HL-L2390DW are two similar black and white laser printers. They both have high black page yields, low cost-per-prints, and fast printing speeds. However, if you're looking for a printer for office use, the Brother doesn't include an Ethernet port.  Additionally, the Brother includes a scanner while the Xerox doesn't. 

Canon PIXMA MG3620

The Xerox B210/DNI and the Canon PIXMA MG3620 are two very different printers. If you want to print only in black and white, with a low cost-per-print and quick printing speed, then the Xerox is the better option. However, if you want to print in color and have the ability to scan documents, then the Canon would make more sense.

HP DeskJet 3755

The Xerox B210/DNI is a better black and white printer than the HP DeskJet 3755. The HP can print in color, but it has a high cost-per-print and a bad color and monochrome printing speed. The Xerox has a much better cartridge system with a high black page yield and a low cost-per-print. Both printers are small and compact and should fit easily on any desk.

HP ENVY Photo 6255

The HP ENVY Photo 6255 and the Xerox B210/DNI are two very different printers. The Xerox is a monochrome laser printer that's meant for high volume printing at a low cost and it has amazing printing speed. The HP, on the other hand, is a casual photo printer that's awful for black and white printing.

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