With its LCD, full-featured control panel, and built-in scanner, the Dell all-in-one photo printer can do a lot without your computer. The Dell is a good buy because it’s cheap, easy to use and produces high-quality scans, but its print quality is lacklustre. Everything Microsoft just announced. With the optional photo cartridge installed, the produced attractive photos on glossy paper during our tests; however, the prints looked highly saturated and less sharp than those from many other MFPs we tested. Throughout our tests, the Dell worked flawlessly overall and exceeded our expectations for a multifunction of its class. Pros Cheap, efficient button setup, great colour scanning.

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Dell By Dan Littman Reviewed: Text printed at an admirable 7. Its silver plastic scanner lid opens on the wider edge and covers a letter-size glass top. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category.

The ‘s colour scanning was particularly impressive, reproducing tones faithfully, and extracting plenty of detail.

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Colour graphics printed at a below-average 1. This allows you to display and print photo thumbnails; view images as a slide show; or rotate, crop, adjust, and print pictures. If you don’t plan to print much, Dell sells smaller replacement cartridges for a few dollars less.

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Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. However, you have to change ink cartridges when you switch between printing photos and text documents, annoying for anyone who likes to print both in the same sitting.


The silver and dark gray Dell all-in-one photo printer has a simple, uncluttered design. For the most part, we liked the Dell ‘s solid black text prints. Dell includes two flash media slots that read all the major formats except, strangely, xD-Picture Cards larger than MB.

The control panel is easy to use, thanks to function-specific buttons and a four-way rocker button for navigating the menu. And by scrolling down the LCD menu, you can tweak photocopy quality, squeeze an original to print dell all in one printer 942 up to 16 times on a page, and shrink or enlarge copies.

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It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work. An I Want To menu walks you through printing envelopes and posters. The machine won’t hog desk space since it stands only 11 inches high with trays open and sits 17 inches wide by 12 inches deep.

A PictBridge port allows printing directly from any compatible digital camera. The Dell all-in-one photo printer topped the chart in Dell all in one printer 942 Labs’ text printing speed tests, pumping out 7ppm, far ahead of other multifunction printers.

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Everything Microsoft just announced. If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the ine. The Bottom Line The sleek design and friendly control panel of the Dell may prinnter you, but you’re better off turning to another model, such as the Dell all in one printer 942 CX, if you want to avoid frequent ink changes.

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Still, many multifunctions lack any fax capabilities at all, so this could work for you if you need to fax only once in a while.

Because the Pinter holds only two cartridges at a time, you’ll become intimately familiar and probably annoyed with swapping inks when you want to print photos and text in rapid succession.

We also saw signs of posterization, a banding effect produced by reducing the number of gray tones in an image. Big letters showed choppiness or rough edges, especially inside curves, but text looked even, smooth, and clean.

The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns dell all in one printer 942 high scores for print quality, a versatile The doesn’t have a built-in fax, but the user can send scanned documents via their PC’s fax modem.

Unfortunately, the document showed graininess throughout. But of course, you’ll have to stop and switch ink if you were just printing a black text document earlier. The Dell is a good buy because it’s cheap, easy to use and produces high-quality scans, but its print quality is lacklustre. The user can choose the images del want to print by dell all in one printer 942 them on the LCD–no need to go to the PC.