"Poor Cost of ownership"2.5 starson by TexasHippy
Pros: Clean design, fairly easy setup, quiet, nice print quality
Cons: Very small toner capacity, printing software
Summary: Overall I was quite happy with this printer, it is a clean design without a lot of flip-out panels/guides or easily breakable moving parts. The setup was fairly simple and the noise level on it is very reasonable. It did have two drawbacks though...
The only annoying thing about it was that when you print, the print software raises a grey box on the lower right of the screen that says "preparing print job" for several seconds, whatever happened to "background" printing? I don't care what is doing, just print and let me get back to work.
The other point of contention was the toner capacity. Being used to laser printers with 7,000 to 15,000 sheets per cartridge; I was totally shocked after I bought this to find the toner capacity is only about 1500 sheets (2500 for high capacity). I havent found any after market cartridges so you are looking at having to get a full price toner ever 6 packs of paper. My previous lasers have typically lasted the first year on just the included demo toners and this one lasted 400 pages. This may not be an issue for someone who very very rarely prints but I dont fall under that category.
Looking at the math, per print cost on the Samsung ended up running 2 cents per page for the high capacity and 3 cents for the standard capacity, where as my previous printers high capacity cartridges ran 1/3 cent, making the samsung 10X times the printing cost to operate.
Having glanced around since then, I have noticed several other models of personal lasers going to the low capactity cartridges so it is not just this model. It seems like they are trying to recreate the injet model where they give you a cheap printer in order to sell you the supplies. But, in the end, it is Buyer beware so look at cost of ownership and your expected usage before buying.