Summary: I dropped my first V505w when I was moving my office around a bit, and being just out of warrenty it was cheaper to purchase a new printer. To my dismay Dell no longer makes the V505, so I bought a 515 from the nice salesperson that assured me it was just as good. BS! The 505's are a great line of printers. I am looking to find a back-up just in-case this one has a problem.
Summary: I have had this printer for almost 2yrs to the day. I am a Ph.D student and frequently print out 10-15 pgs at a time. Occasionally use the copy feature and only occasionally use the fax. Here's the problem. When using the fax most recently, the rear hinge of the cover somehow became unhinged and I popped the plastic doo-hickey and now the cover remains "open" in the rear of the machine.
Summary: I haven't used the wireless or fax features, but it works well as a copier, scanner, and duplexing printer. It autodetects photopaper and warns not to duplex print on it which is a handy feature even if it wasn't necessary at the time it happened. The duplexing has a bit of hesitation between printing each side, but the convenience of not having to refeed paper more than makes up for the little bit of hesitation in the print cycle.
Summary: We purchased this product for use as a family printer. We had no problem setting up the wireless feature, as another buyer did. We do agree that it takes about 10 seconds to print after initially prompting it, but find that of no concern. It is as noisy as every other home printer we have had, which, again, is not a concern to us.
Summary: I thought I already gave a review on this product, but anyway I was skeptical when I bought this printer because almost all the Dell printers had bad reviews about them except for the ones that sold for $300. Well, after careful consideration I chose this one and I am very happy with it. It was easy to set-up, didn't give me any problems. I love my wireless connection, it works great! I can be anywhere in my house and hit print and viola!
Summary: Buyer Beware: Although the printer works just fine, if you are purchasing this in the US you will NOT be able to use the optional wireless network if supposedly offers! We bought this from Costco, and although the manual says you need a "Dell Internal Network Adapter 1150" or as they call it in the US "v505 Wireless and Ethernet Combo Card" you will NOT be able to find it anywhere.
Summary: a very capable all in one printer. i was able to get one on sale for 99.99 a great price for a full feature all in one. i didn't experience the same delays the previous reviewer commented on. Maybe i have a newer computer or something. But it is a decent Wireless printer and color printer/scanner/copier. I don't have need for a fax. I am just a home user. so i won't comment on business applications but it seems capable enough.
Summary: I am a small business owner and had high hopes for this printer/copier/scanner. It's a great price, and it looks great. Here's what I found -- It took 50-60 seconds just to power up. It took 15-20 seconds from the time I clicked on 'print' for the printer to actually respond. It printed far slower than the specs indicated for basic B&W text printing. When I made a copy of a page of text I printed, the text on the left margin actually looked like a different font.