Summary: I purchased this directly from Dell in January of 2010. The printer does not come with a cord to connect to your pc, so if this is going to be your first printer purchase in the last 10 years or so like it was for me, you're going to need to buy a printer cable. The scanner is very good (for the price that is), but I do not get even 20 pages out of each ink cartridge. 19 dollars for <20 pages is a very expensive way to print.
Summary: I purchased this after my HP all-in-one printer finally gave out after 2 decades. I am so sorry that I purchased a Dell computer & printer. The printer is constantly giving error messages and when it works, it prints about 1/80 of what my old printer did before it needs a new ink cartridge. And yes, I mean a NEW ink cartridge because based on my experience, as well as those I've heard about from others (google for other reviews!
Excerpt: I love my Dell All In One! I’ve had it for 5 years or so. It’s never broke down, (knock on wood) and it has always printed very nice documents. The only problem I had once was when I purchased those cheap printer cartridges that get advertised on line. I decided to try to save some money and ordered one. I was so sorry I did that. The printed pages I got from the cheap cartridge was skippy and light. Not good. My Dell All in One also Faxes, Scans, and Copies.
Summary: For the price, this is a great product. Definitely would not use it to print photos or anything you would expect high resolution/quality for, but a worthy printer to have if you just need something that prints, copies, and scans decent color and black/white documents. It does drink a lot of ink, but I only print when I absolutely need to.
This printer goes through ink like a Hummer goes through gas.
Nicholas Palenchar "Stage Director", Amazon
2 March 2010
Summary: Not only that the ink is far too expensive, but the print quality is horrible. On its normal setting, it streaks every other line. Best quality will give you a product that is acceptable, but the setting will go through your already small supply of ink twice as fast.
Summary: My last Dell printer I would go through one black ink cartridge every 6 months plus. With this one its down to less than two months before I need a new black ink. This makes it a very expensive printer. They practically give away the printer then gouge you when they sell you ink. It should be illegal.
Ink is too expensive for this "cheaply" priced printer
Chris Walters, Amazon
2 September 2009
Summary: It looks like a good deal, but I can't find any generic ink cartridges that will work with it, which means if you buy it you're left paying full price for "official" ink from Dell--and that means paying $20 a cartridge every. single. time. With even moderate use, the total ownership cost of a printer like this will go through the roof after just one year.