Pros

  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Simple control-panel design

Cons

  • Paper trays and design could be better
  • Ink is a little costly

At A Glance

A light-volume small or home office could appreciate this MFP's Wi-Fi and tolerate a few shortcomings.

Manufacturer’s Description

Enjoy printing, scanning, copying and standalone faxing with the Dell 968w All In One Wireless Printer. With this printer, you can produce professional-looking documents and print borderless photos at up to 4800x1200 dpi.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884116001171
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick Memory Stick
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 10.2   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 14.6
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Very Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 18.08
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 15.18
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 61.56
Sports Action Shot (secs) 80.38
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 25.09
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.0
Overall Scan Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 31.53
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.2
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 15.63
Color Output Quality Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 76.8
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 14.43
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.4
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 37.41
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 30.29
One-Page Copy (secs) 15.89
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 14.87
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 26.44