Summary: I bought this because I needed to print a lot of PDFs and didn't want to use my slower color inkjet printer. I had some trouble getting this to recognize my home wireless network, but once I reset it to factory defaults it worked beautifully. I like the speed, compact size, ease of use, and think it's a great addition to my home office. Only thing I wish it did was automatically duplex.
Pros: — Lives up to 24PPM test rate (Yes, I tested) — Quick and quiet — Toner save is efficient — Mac/PC/Hacked AirPrint friendly
Cons: — Heats up QUICKLY — Prints pages curved (sometimes eats 2 pages) — Goes into "unwakeable sleep mode" after period of time, requiring a restart — Flickers the lights on the same circuit
Low cost units and ink is readily available after market.
7 February 2012
Summary: I am writng this to let everyone know who owns one or who is considering buying one that this unit and it's close relatives have standard and high capacity toner refills available now, and that the after market has finally cuaght up with the original product. (I saw how many people had down graded this printer due to cost of toner cartridges.) Stock refills are approximately $60 to $80 depending on where you get them and which type you get.
Great product for the money... but difficult to install for WiFi use.
3 February 2012
Summary: This is the second Samsung ML-2525W I have purchased; this one for a friend. I bought it mainly because of its WiFi capability. This printer was an excellent value for the price I paid. It prints promptly and output is of high quality. My only complaint: Wireless set-up for a Windows 7 HP laptop has been a real "bear"... i.e. rather difficult. I worked for five hours one day, four hours another day, attempting to get it to connect to a WiFi... without success.
Summary: This is a very good dependable printer. The biggest draw back is that the toner cartridges are fairly expense but they have declined in price a lot. Unfortunately this printer has been discontinued I think.
Pros: Great prints, even images with small details come out really clean. Easy wireless Ad Hoc setup - see Summary for trouble shooting - My old Minolta had several parts sticking out. They broke off. With the Samsung even the paper tray is integrated.
Cons: None really. It still makes some noise when printing, but only 1/3rd of my old Minolta. I guess the manual could be a bit better.
Summary: A very good printer for a home-office desktop. The black finish is attractive and low key; small footprint; quiet operation; prints stuff out good. Replaced a predecessor in the same line that more than adequately served out its service life, and I'm very pleased with this successor.
Summary: I bought this printer for my wife and it seems very adequate. She has not used it enough to be a very comprehensive review. The Brother HL-2240D costs only $10 more and it has duplex (both sides of paper) automatically which is why I gave only 4 stars for features and value. The Brother HL-2270D costs only an additional $10 more and it has 4 time the memory, wireless networking, etc. I rate the Samsung printer good, HL-2240D better, and HL-2270D best.