Summary: I had the CLX-3185FW and loved it, but a circuit failed. Amazon.com had the CLX-3185 for about the same price as repairs would have cost after my Visa-Amazon.com points were taken off, so I got this one. Big surprise when I learned that it could not be used as a network printer.
Summary: For a laserjet printer, it doesn't print very fast. I have some laser jet printers at work and they are super fast. As soon as you hit print, the page is coming out. This one is not like that. It has to warm up first, which is fine if it is the first think you are printing for the day.
Summary: The wireless implementation on this printer is a disaster. I had to trash an older router because the printer wouldn't connect with encryption. Enter new Linksys router, unit will connect but drops off EVERY time it enters standby.
Pros: Quality prints, decent speed, lots of features and good value for the price.
Cons: Wireless setup is a constant headache, disappears from network when it enters standby. Has to be completely reset to reconnect.
Summary: the prints come out nicely, the device has an annoying "bell" tone that chimes away while you click-click away on the smooth buttons... searching for the way to turn off the annoying bell tone. Scanner also works.
Pros: It's a color laser printer with a scanner on top. With the exception to the network connectivity, it works. Read below to see my thoughts on WHY the network connectivity doesn't work....
Cons: It says "network compatible" when, in fact, it is not. There's a port on the outside of the device for network compatibility- but... it would appear that no one is home, because there's_not_actually_a_physical_NIC_card_in_that_port..... I guess that I'll be doing a return on this, as the product ...
Pros: I paid about $150 for this printer and I'm satisfied with the printing and scanning so far. The print quality is crisp and clear, and the speed isn`t too bad either once it gets fired up.
Cons: The paper tray does jam if you load too much paper in it. I removed the whole stack and put in only 5-10 sheets and it worked without a problem. It is annoying, though, to have to refill the tray ever so often.
Good price but about to bring out the sledgehammer
Lynn B., Newegg
16 January 2012
Summary: I have other Samsung products that work great. The problem with this one seems to be the software. You should take this review with a grain of salt - this is the first piece of computer equipment I've ever reviewed, just because I'm so frustrated with it. I never review the things that work well.
Pros: Works well as a copier. Great price from Newegg - $274.99 with free shipping.
Cons: Bought this last April. Similar problems to reiththestud and PC Solutions below. Really had trouble installing it on the wireless network. Finally gave up and used a cable. Seems like I have to fool around with it for an hour to get the computer to recognize it or vice versa and getting it to sca...
Summary: This laser printer does a lot for the money. A laser printer with all these functions would unaffordable just a few years ago. It prints, scans and copies well. That said, the feed tray is poorly made and difficult to get to work.