Summary: I've had this printer for about 2 years. I have problems with the wi-fi connection where I had to keep restarting both the printer and the computer until I got fed up and just connected it to the USB. I've had problems with the ink and had begun shopping other printers but now the printhead has gone bad, I can't print at all. Instead of purchasing a new printhead for $70 I will be buying a new printer.
Summary: I bought this printer 6 months ago. It worked great for three weeks. Since then, it has consumed hundreds of dollars worth of ink (it frequently misprints color and black even when the cartridges are still half full). It also jams continually and I just had to replace the printhead. The previous printer I had worked fine but not with my new Dell computer with Windows 7, so this was the replacement.
Summary: I have 2 of these printers. One has worked without any major problems for nearly 2 yrs. The other developed a printhead problem that could not be fixed; I followed the instructions in the user's manual twice but the problem persists. The REALLY bad news is that the problem developed a few days after the Dell 1-yr warranty expired. I contacted Dell Tech Spt and Order Spt only to learn that Dell doesn't sell a replacement printhead for this model.
Summary: Easy setup, nice functionality, but this machine uses more ink than any I have used in the past. I had a problem with streaks, so tried cleaning the printer heads thru the Dell utility. I did this several times and then noticed that my formerly full Black ink cartridge was nearly empty! Going back to a Laser!
Summary: I had a canon for years and was more than happy with it. We decided we needed a fax machine and decided to get an all-in-one. I did some research and the v715w was rated well by consumer reports and I decided to go with it. What a mistake! For very basic operability, it is alright. But try to use the built-in functionality to print on both sides of a piece of paper and you'll be hitting your head against the wall in frustration and you will waste twice the paper you were...
Summary: STAY AWAY! Goes through ink way too quickly. I thought planned-obsolesence only applied to GM! Update: Run, don't walk, from this printer. It never does the commands I ask and it still flies through tons of toner. Want to scan something? Push scan, right? Nope. It is so disapointing, too: I tried to stay within the DELL brand for both an i7 computer and a printer because I thought the compatability would be superior.