Review of Dell® V305w Printer
The Dell V305w is an excellent printer. It has integrated 802.11b/g wireless connectivity. It also offers a 100-sheet rear input slot and a 25-sheet front input tray. Dell V305w offers convenient print, copy and scan in one compact device. This makes Dell V305w far more versatile than other expensive printers in the market. This is matched by good print quality as well. Dell V305w offers manual duplexing (two-sided printing). Wireless connectivity is accompanied by a card reader which lets you work with photos easily. Dell V305w is bundled with ABBYY Fine Reader 6.0 sprint and the Dell imaging tool box which centralizes scanning, copying and photo editing features.
Dell V305w is easy to set up and you can also easily change print cartridges. It doesn’t make much noise while printing. Scanning and copying is easy. Since it is equipped with a card reader, one can print directly without turning on the PC.
The Dell V305w is an extremely good looking and inexpensive WI-FI printer. It can be easily connected wirelessly to your home network. It has got a very basic control panel. It contains a two-line LCD display which also shows ink levels. Seven recessed buttons helps you to navigate menus and operate various features on the device. You can find two ports for memory cards and a PictBridge USB port for printing directly from a compatible digital camera. From this printer you can get prints with a maximum resolution of about 4800x1200 dpi. The maximum scanning resolution is up to 1200x2400 dpi. The printing speed is about 21PPM. The dimensions of the printer are 450x312x177mm (WDH). Peak power consumption is about 23W and idle consumption is about 11W. The CD that comes with the Dell V305w is preinstalled which help you to configure network settings. The entire setting up process can be done within 10 minutes. The Dell V305w uses two separate cartridges for tricolour and black/white inks.
- FIVE – Three-in-one convenience
The versatile Dell V305w provides copying, scanning and printing options in an easy to use compact device making it really convenient for users. The Dell V305w does all the three operations smoothly and efficiently. The Dell V305W is typically a multifunctional solution which performs triple duty as a 1200x2400 dpi scanner and at the same time as a full range copier.
- FOUR – Direct printing
The Dell V305w all-in-one wireless printer has the capability to directly print from a PictBridge enabled camera. The best part is that it can be done without the help of a PC. In this three-in-one device you will find directly underneath the two-ink cartridge bay, two ports for memory cards. These can support SD, MS, XD, MMC, CF, MD and along with this there is a PictBridge USB port for printing directly from a compatible digital camera.
- THREE – High-speed output
Compared with other printers in the same category and price range, the Dell V305w represents the best of the pack. It prints black text at an impressive rate of 7.82 pages per minute. The Dell V305w can also scan a full page of black-and-white graphics faster than any other printer belonging to the same line. The Dell V305w has improved output quality as well. The driver also gives you an option of printing in either 1200 or 4800 dpi resolution and will automatically choose the latter if you load photo paper into the feeder. The 100-sheet front-loading tray is another option for media input.
- TWO – Wireless facility
Wireless connectivity in the Dell V305w is accompanied by a card reader, a two-line LCD which contains plenty of info about ink levels and print progress, and it also comes with intuitive software which make setting up the printer using USB easy. The printer can be used as a print server by connecting to a wireless network using the internal network adapter which will be installed into the back of the printer. Two other ports which are present on the rear support the power brick and a USB cable to connect directly to your computer. Setting up the printer to communicate wirelessly is painless by virtue of the Dell's step-by-step setup.
- ONE – Design
The Dell V305w all-in-one wireless printer has an overly simplistic, extravagant and seasonally fashionable appearance. The Dell V305w is characterized by subtle, curvy lines and an elegant combination of glossy white and matte black panels. To add to the simplicity of the design, it is equipped with seven recessed buttons which sit beneath the two-line LCD display and let you navigate menus and operate various features on the device.
The Dell V305w all-in-one wireless printer is an excellent device which provides fast text printing and copying. There are facilities for wireless networking and media slots which support a wide gamut of memory card types.