'Chipped' miserly toner cartridge but still good value
18 December 2011
Summary: This is my third low cost Samsung laser, previously having had great service from a ML1210 and ML1610. I particularly like the paper handling on this one, it has a proper slide in paper cartridge that holds 250 sheets plus a very useful manual feed slot for single sheets and envelopes. First page out is fast and it's not too noisy either. Performance wise it's very good for the price. A couple of things I don't like.
Summary: * Small * Slightly larger footprint than the older ML-1210 model, but the conventional horizontal format of this one (unlike the 1210) has the great advantage that it doesn't collect every bit of dust and dandruff that falls on it in its hard-to-access inner workings. * Makes my 80gsm paper curl up quite tightly into little rolled-up paperoles. My old ML-1210 never did that. Annoying.
Summary: I bought this printer as my son told me it would be far more economical than an inkjet printer. There was just the one review here when i bought it but because i didn't want to spend an arm and a leg i decided to go for it. I'm very pleased that i did because this printer has proved to be an excellent buy. It's very easy to set up, the print quality is superb and it's reliable. I much prefer this to an inkjet.
Summary: This is an excellent little printer, though you should be aware of two things. Firstly, if you are purchasing this printer to run on Mac OS X be warned that Samsung's bundled driver is very basic, forgoing many of the advertised features. Samsung provides no warning of this, which is unacceptable considering out-of-the-box Mac OS X 10.6 support is one of this printer's selling points. Secondly, the colour: Samsung's product images demonstrate a light grey product.