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


  • 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.

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The Specs

Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884116002680
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanner Type Flatbed


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
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 13.2
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 14.09
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 108.55
Color Output Quality Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 31.24
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 39.91
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 37.96
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 14.38
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 73.21
Sports Action Shot (secs) 124.97
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 12.92
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 13.35
One-Page Webpage (secs) 49.87
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 46.09
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 15.88
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.5
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.5
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 16.62
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.2
Line Art Output Quality Good