The latest low-end inkjet all-in-one from Dell is slower than the unit it replaces, produces lower-quality output, and costs a bit more. But the 926 is still fairly fast, and it is a solid choice for a budget printer if you can make with less-than-perfect output. The device has excellent capacity to copy, scan, and print from PictBridge cameras and memory cards. It can also scan to e-mail, and, if you have a fax modem, then Dell 926 can scan to its own fax utility on your PC and send the scan as a fax. But the great printer device lacks automatic document feeder (ADF), so you have to load documents one page at a time.
The basic control panel of Photo 926 features a two-line text LCD, menu navigation buttons, and Start and Stop buttons, empowering you with enough control to manage its various tasks. It has two built-in memory card readers that accept most major types of memory cards, though some need an adapter. The printer also offers a USB port on the front.
Dell 926 uses a two-tank ink system. For regular printing, you can use the black cartridge and tricolor Ink Cartridge. There is also an optional photo cartridge (to replace the black) for six-color prints, but it is recommended to stick with the black and tricolor even for photo prints. Using the high-capacity cartridges for best value, it is estimated that a black print costs about 9 cents, while a full-color print costs about 21.6 cents. Overall, the color cost is high, even for an inexpensive inkjet printer.