Dell announced today the addition of two new all-in-one inkjets – the Dell V725w and Dell V525w – to their inkjet printer lineup and the goal for this manufacturer, or as they like to put it “the Industry’s leading provider of compelling IT solutions,” is to reach both the consumer and professional with their new products.
Starting with the V725w, offices will find 4 devices – print, scan, copy and fax – in a fairly compact box as well as print speeds up to 35 ppm (or the more accurate ISO print speeds of 10 ppm), print resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi, 50-page automatic document feeder, automatic duplexing, a 2.4-inch color LCD, wireless connectivity, 150-sheet paper tray and extra high capacity ink cartridge replacement. The Dell V725w seems to be the clear winner in the office category.
But the Dell V525w also offers print, scan, copy and fax functionality as well as a 2.4-inch LCD, automatic duplexing, ISO print speeds up to 10 ppm, print resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi and wireless connectivity. So what’s the difference? The V525w only offers a 35-sheet ADF and a 100-sheet paper tray. But it will save you $40, so I guess I can see why it might be labeled the more family-friendly option.
Either way, I can see why these new AIOs can walk the line between Home and SOHO and it will be interesting to see how they perform. After all, Dell hasn’t released a new addition to the inkjet lineup in roughly two years (end of 2009, if my memory serves me) so this is big news!
The Dell V725w and V525w are available now through Dell’s website for the suggested retail price of $169.99 and $129.99, respectively.