Pros Small and compact, very small foot print, pretty quiet operation for a laser printer, and it looks good. Cheap to replace toner compared to other laser printers and almost all inkjets.
Cons Slow with color prints.
Summary This printer is great for people who are looking for a decent color laser printer for less then $200. I got mine for $150 at Sam's Club, I am using it in my dorm room and it is great, I print out a lot of power points from my teachers website for class and it very useful. I use to have a inkjet printer but every few months I would have to replace the cartridges, and that got expensive.
So when I was looking for a new printer for college I saw this and I considered it as a maybe. My big concern was the price of toner and I found it ranged from $35-$42 and that was about the same price for high-yield ink for the inkjet at my house. But the toner lasted for a 1000 pages while ink lasted maybe at the most 350 pages.
I have used it to print text, power points, and a few photos. I like the quality of the prints. Text looks great on this printer as do text mixed with graphics, as for photos, granted for $150 they are not the best but they were better then I thought they be and they look better then most ink jet printers, the colors seemed real and accurate.
Bottom line, if you are looking for a decent color laser printer, that you will not use to print insane amounts, this is great. I print only about 50 pages a week of 99% being black and white and on an inkjet I would end up buying new cartridges every couple of months. with this I am good for the semester.
I almost forgot on top of the saving for toner it also looks great, and I like that it is so small I can put this in lots of places because it's size. It is not a giant like most laser printers.
Pros Good color quality (not inkjet quality for photos) for short run mailers, presentations, etc. Inexpensive, small footprint, fairly fast warm-up, quiet. Relatively low cost per page.
Cons No single sheet feed for envelopes, transparencies, etc! After hours of trying we still can't get it to connect to our wireless network, but it works fine wuth USB. Typical laser printer odor.
Summary Hopefully Samsung will release a patch or update to facilitate wireless network connection.
Pros Very easy setup for network printing: wireless or ethernet. Quiet. Great print quality. Small footprint. Works with Windows 7. Incredible value compared to other options IMHO!
Cons Paper tray sticks out of footprint 3 inches, so while small, the printer footprint is not as advertised. Minimal documentation. Auto duplex option would be nice. Less expensive print cartridges would be nice: costs similar to other laser copiers.
Summary I purchased two of these printers, one for my home office and one for my son and his wife for their small home business. All of us are very pleased with the speed, print quality and ease of use of the printer. As compared to my old Dell 3000CN, the print quality is crisper and printing in both monochrome and color is quiet. This is NOT a high volume office printer, but it is an excellent home office printer. My son and daughter-in-law have been printing pamphlets for their business for a month now and are very pleased. If you want very high quality photos, get a photo ink jet printer, otherwise the Samsung quality is fine. I use 74 lb., bright paper and have no problems with feed or curling. If you want "best of the best" in laser color and print speeds, spend 5 or 6 times more $$...and you'll get it. The incremental improvement in print quality and speed is not a reasonable investment IMHO.
Pros Size, price, looks, b/w print quality
Cons photo print quality
Summary Got it for $99 at OfficeMax on black Friday & all things considered; it's a great printer. The photo quality won't win any prizes, but for color spreadsheets, graphs or flyers/docs with colored text & graphics, it's awesome!CORRECTION - it does not have duplex printing built in. You have to place the pages back in the paper tray to do 2 sided printing.
Wireless works well, was very easy to configure, seems to be sturdy enough for home office or cube, built-in duplex (double-sided) printing, not noisy (to me) or overly offensive aroma like many laser printers have.
It does take about 15-20 secs to get going if it's been in standby, but once it's warmed up I've had no issues w/ the time to print.
I'd recommend it to someone for HOME office or cube use - NOT for workgroup offices of more than 5 people or where heavy print jobs happen.
Updated on Nov 30, 2009
Pros Wireless access is convenient
Cons Get false readings about doors being ajar making printing difficult. The cartriges are expensive and don't last long