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.

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884116001171
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 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
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 14.43
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 18.08
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 61.56
Color Output Quality Very Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 30.29
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 25.09
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 26.44
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 14.6
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 76.8
Sports Action Shot (secs) 80.38
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 15.63
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 15.89
One-Page Webpage (secs) 31.53
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.4
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 37.41
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 14.87
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Very Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.2
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 15.18
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.0
Line Art Output Quality Good