Pros

  • Fast text printing and copying
  • Wireless networking, media slots

Cons

  • Outrageously expensive inks
  • Very slow printing photos

At A Glance

Exorbitant ink costs overshadow this multifunction's many nice features.

Manufacturer’s Description

With versatility, value and wireless freedom, the Dell V305w delivers a complete printing solution in one compact, space-saving device. The V305w offers convenient print, copy and scan in one compact, easy-to-use device. Print precise photos, documents and online images in high-speed ? up to 25 ppm black and 18 ppm color.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884116002680
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 Superior
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 10.7   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 14.38
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 14.09
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 16.62
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 108.55
Sports Action Shot (secs) 124.97
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 39.91
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.2
Overall Scan Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 49.87
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.5
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 12.92
Color Output Quality Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 73.21
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 13.2
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 46.09
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.5
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 31.24
One-Page Copy (secs) 13.35
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 15.88
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 37.96