Pros

  • Compact and well-priced
  • Includes color fax and ADF capabilities

Cons

  • Quality and performance could be better

At A Glance

This versatile unit includes fax, an ADF and 2.4-inch LCD. However, printing and scanning speeds lagged.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 940356014026
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 300 x 300 dpi
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Copy quality Very good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 7.4   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 13.86
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 59.6
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 12.54
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Poor
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 81.62
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 17.06
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 58.07
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.3
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 17.49
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 53.51
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 18.15
Color Photo, Normal Settings 28.69
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 17.75
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 177.48
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.8
Line Art Output Quality Poor
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 177.48
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 47.86
Color Output Quality Poor
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 26.13
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 112.8
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Very Good
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Poor
One-Page Copy (secs) 30.41
Color Photo (secs) 28.69
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 28.62
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 17.71
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.3