Summary: I've had this unit for four years now and can remember when it was pretty much top-of-the-line and one of the earlier wireless models. Everything worked pretty well for the first year but calling it an "ink hog" would be insulting the pig.
Summary: Ink can only be purcheased from Dell and they have a computer chip in them if you try to use other ink with it. May work for a little bit but then says it's empty and won't print with generic brands. Can't refill because the chip says empty so same problem.
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.
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!
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.
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.