With the announcement of six new printers today, Dell has enhanced their inkjet line with new features and a new approach.
Previously partnered with Kodak, Dell has switched gears and brought in Lexmark technologies when creating their newest line of printers. These include the second generation V313, V313W, V515W, P713W, V715w and the new P513w.
The Dell V313 and V313W are replacing Dell’s entry level V305 all-in-one versatile printers. They feature print, scan and copy capabilities along with print speeds up to 33 ppm in black and 30 ppm in color, built-in memory card read with USB compatibility, and Scan-to features.
The biggest excitement for these models may be in the new trial colors Dell is offering: pink, blue and black. Only the V313 series will be offered in various colors. If customers like the color option, Dell may offer it for future models.
The Dell P513w is Dell’s first budget friendly photo all-in-one printer. The P513w is also a 3-in-1 device – print, scan, copy – but featuring duplexing and a 2.4 inch LCD screen. The new printer offers Dell’s built-in Eco Mode with a convenient button on the control panel for dimming the LCD when not in use. This seems to be a popular feature across the market so it is not surprising that Dell would add it to even a budget friendly device.
The second generation Dell V515w follows in its predecessor’s footsteps as it will also be a Product RED participant. But unlike the previous generation V505 and V505w, there will be no up charge should customers choose the Product RED configuration. The V515w is a 4-in-1 device offering print, scan, copy, and fax capabilities with the emphasis being on a home office or small office.
The P713w is the follow up to the Dell P703w, reviewed by PrinterComparison.com last November and we have a hands-on first look of the P713w today. The major difference between the previous generation and the P713w is a large 4.3-inch WQVGA touch screen. Dell is hitting the market with this printer at the same time as many other manufacturers are showcasing touch screen products.
The P713w All-in-One is a 3-in-1 device with duplexing, Ethernet as well as Wi-Fi, 150 page paper tray, and print speeds up to 33 ppm in black and 30 ppm in color.
The V715w will be replacing the popular Dell 968 all-in-on model on the higH end office level. The 4-in-1 V715w will support 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity as well as Ethernet and offers a 50-page ADF, duplexing, 2.4-inch LCD, 10,000 sheet monthly duty cycle, and built-in Eco Mode button like the P513w.
The V313, V313w, P513w, V515w, P713w and V715w are available for purchase today on Dell.com for $99, $119, $149, $149, $199, and $189, respectively.