Pros

  • Built-in Wi-Fi, ethernet, and fax
  • Includes automatic document feeder

Cons

  • Slow printing
  • Must swap cartridges for photos

At A Glance

This model includes Wi-Fi, fax, and ADF, and offers a variety of upgrade options, but its print quality isn't tops.

Manufacturer’s Description

More than just a fast printer, the All-In-One is also a stand-alone copier and fax machine. It prints up to 32 pages per minute in black and gives you vivid and crisp color prints at up to 23 pages per minute. The 966 also features a professional-quality print resolution of up to 4800x1200 dots per inch. The Automatic Document Feeder allows you to easily copy up to 50 pages without having to manually feed each one. Plus, with the optional environmentally conscious 2 sided printing feature, you can print and copy on both sides of the paper to help reduce waste and save money.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 683728079567
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Poor
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 7.7   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 16.69
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 11.87
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 65.8
Color Output Quality Fair
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 22.04
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 25.9
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 28.97
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 10.0
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 101.63
Sports Action Shot (secs) 84.41
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 11.55
One-Page Copy (secs) 19.08
One-Page Webpage (secs) 32.78
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.3
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 44.51
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 11.61
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.6
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 11.62
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.9
Line Art Output Quality Poor