Pros Small, Prints color documents well, Prints are faster than most in class
Cons Toner "cups" are small, not for heavy usage
Summary I'm tired of people that are so ignorent that they think a $300 laser printer is going to give them lab-quality photo prints. Color lasers were not designed for this! Yes there are a few but they are in the $2000+ price range, for professionals only! For at home buy an inkjet.
After long consideration of various printers I chose this one because of the drum life. I have owned a Konica before which prints at around 6000 color pages per replaced drum. Understand on a color laser each color print hits the drum 4x this runs it down faster than black and white. The samsung is designed to get about 2x that and based on printing so far 5000+ pages it seems i'm going to get that.
The color documents that come out of this are good enough quality for presentation, but I will note it prints much better on heavy weight paper (24lbs) but I have found this on other color lasers as well.
The only downsides I have found is yes this is a power hog and I wish samsung had made the waste toner bottle a litte bigger (expect to replace it with the cartriges)
Overall though for the price I feel this is the best one out there right now, if you want to do pictures by an inkjet, if you want to balance price with quality to get maximum DOCUMENT output this is for you.
"Amazing Printer"on by igob8a
Cons Nothing at All
Summary I see people complain about the color quality, but as the previous commenter said, this printer isn't for professional quality color printing! And the main reason the prints would bleed is because you're using cheap paper. Do yourself a favor and before you go and return this amazing printer, spend $3 and buy some good bright and heavy color laser printer paper!
This printer is so quiet I can barely hear it even when it's running.
And you can't beat the price either; $300?! that's amazingly cheap for a color laser printer.
I would choose to own this printer over all of the other printers I've owned over the years.
And Samsung is a great brand too; world leader in many of the new technologies.
To those who are looking to purchase a compact, quiet color laser printer, this is the one to buy. If you want quality color prints, get an inkjet (and replace the cartridge every 5 prints) or go down the the print store every once in a while.
Pros Low price, small footprint, great print quality
Cons No duplexing
Summary I just set this up today and so far am very impressed. I am inclined to agree that the people who don't like it really need inkjet printers for photo work. This printer does great document printing, which is what I need. I haven't noticed any ink bleed at all, and probably the easiest way to avoid that is to use good quality laser paper. It was one of the easiest printers to install (10 minutes max).
Pros Cost, size, print quality, noise, easy toner cartridge replacement
Cons non-oem toner cartridge availability, not the fastest color laser printer
Summary I was very skeptical about this printer based on user reviews on here and other places. I compared sample test prinout pages between this printer and a couple other color laser printers. The sample print done in the store didnt have the quality of other printers, much like what others have mentioned about this printer, but, for my printing needs, was acceptable. I narrowed my choices down to the HP LJ1600 and this printer. Because I needed Mac compatibility (which the LJ1600 doesnt have), I went with this printer. Interestingly enough, when I got the printer home and printed out several pages, I was suprised at the print quality. Comparing the print quality to the sample test print from the printer, the actual printed pages seemed much better than the sample print. In fact, the text output from the pages I printed out were very comparable to the LJ1600. I havent printed a lot yet with this printer, but the limited amount of printing I have done exceeded my expecatations. One of the concerns I have is the availability of non-oem toner cartridges, or refilled cartridges.
Pros Small foot print
Cons Expensive toner, horrible print quality, no technical support
Summary Have had problems with the print quality right out of the box. Sumsung support has done nothing to fix and has admitted they have problems with the high voltage power supply, and hardware programming but that they do not have any solution. Tech support actually had me file some internal parts down in an effort to improve the print quality. Do NOT buy this printer, spend the extra money to get something that actually works!