The Dell Photo All-in-One Printer 966 is a good but not great printer, according to reviews published by CNET and PC Magazine. PC Magazine's M. David Stone gave the printer a rating of three out of five, while CNET editors gave the printer a score of 6.6 out of 10.
Stone praised the machine's print quality, saying he would use it for professional-quality work for a client, while CNET was less complimentary and noted flaws in its handling of both images and text. Both reviews criticized the printer's slow print speed. CNET praised features such as the included 50-page automatic document feeder and memory card slots.