With all-in-one inkjets cheaper than chips (chips are expensive these days) they seem to be taking the standalone inkjet’s popularity crown. Here are two more inexpensive reasons why.
The 946 (above left) and 966 (above right) are multifunction colour models with 4800 x 1200dpi print resolutions, 1200 x 4800dpi scanning, PictBridge support and 33.6kbps integrated fax modems.
Where they differ is that the extra bulk on the 966 (458 x 505 x 270mm, 10Kg) hides some serious horsepower since it manages 32ppm in monochrome and up to 23ppm in colour. That said, the slightly more svelte 946 (488 x 378 x 246mm, 9.98Kg) still operates at a nippy 25ppm in mono and 19ppm in colour.
Since both models are designed for heavy use they sport 100 page input trays and 50 page output trays with an optional 150 page second paper draw. Memory card reader slots also adorn the 966 and 946 though the former can be fitted with an optional inbuilt wireless and Ethernet networking module.
The 946 is already sitting pretty in Dell’s virtual store with a £99 RRP inclusive of Vat and delivery. The 966 will follow on 7 November for £139 all in. At those prices you might as well buy both... just for the hell of it... cos you're wild and crazy like that.