Don't Even Bother, Look Elsewhere! - Dell (Lexmark) V715w Wireless All-In- One
GSO Coastie, Amazon
4 July 2015
Summary: As a long-time Dell customer, I bought 2 of these Dell V715w All-in-one wireless printers directly from Dell as part of a promotion a few years ago. While 1 printer has been mostly error-free (the upper tray feeder no longer seems to work), the other unit has been a real LEMON!
Initially reasonable, poor investment, high maintenance
Arnold D., Amazon
19 May 2015
Summary: We HAD this printer two years.Although initially this was reasonable, it is high cost to maintain. The printhead needed replacement and broke so am trashing it before making another wasteful investment. The ink is expensive and hardly prints any sheets. It needs to be replaced quite regularly.
Summary: This printer was fine when it was new. But each set of ink that I buy last less and less. I turns out that there's plenty of ink, but it seems like the software is written to get you to buy more ink. $40 for a new set of ink and it only lasts a couple months of light printing.
Summary: I can't stand this thing. You hit color...it prints black and white, hit b/w and out comes color. Want to print in B/W well it's out of color so you can't. It uses a cartridge about every 20 sheets of paper. Want to scan something? Well it wants to eat the third page. Need to print?
Summary: I'm literally throwing it away. It was given to me because the previous owner (client of mine) thought it was junk.. I thought I could use it and it was user error, but it's simply junk. I'm a programmer. I'm very tech savvy, and this is hands down the worst printer I've ever used.
Summary: This printer has never connected to wifi, it always has problems connecting to my computer through USB, and now the latest problem is that it can't authenticate my dell ink cartridges. The ONLY good thing about this printer is that it feeds the paper with little problem.
Summary: I had Dell's previous all-in-one which worked OK but had to replace it with the 715w when we got a new computer. Unfortunately, I didn't do proper research, otherwise I would never have bought this printer.
Summary: Pros: The scanner works great Prints good quality pictures Cons: Uses way too much ink Wireless feature is difficult to configure Only printed at good quality for about a year Can only buy Dell ink online or at Staples (nowhere else) I've barely used this printer, but bought ink 4 times.