Summary: I've had many printers: Canon, HP, Epson, etc. I was so fed up with several of them that I smashed them on the road on purpose. The frequent paper jams, the constant idleness after the print job had been ordered, and the endless papers of misprints were the biggest downfalls. Four years ago, I researched for the best quality printer possible at an affordable cost with the best reviews possible. Samsung ML-2525 Monochrome Laser Printer became my choice.
Summary: Purchased this on april 2011. Use a few times each week , but today Dec 16 2013 still works like a champ. Two sided printing works great. When ink runs dry (once) , I bought after market ink refill. Messy but works very well. Compared with my last 2 Canon jetink printers, they broke in a few years, Canon MP 780. Now I can only use both of them for fax and scan. after occasional use . Yes, I expect product to last at least 5 years under occasional use.
Summary: I had the original version of this printer which served me for 9 years. This one is more efficient and was a great price. Its fast and prints clean and clear. Amazon's connection with my CC rewards points made it easy to cash in points for the purchse.
Summary: This printer as served me well. I still have the original toner from when I bought it a year ago. Though I only print taxes and homework off it. Seems to last longer than other toners that came with original printers.
Summary: I have used this printer for more than a year. It is a dependable work horse. I have had only 2 paper jams since I have been using the printer since September 9, 2011. The after market toner cartridges cost less than $25 each. I found one on Ebay For $15.88. This printer has a small footprint and does all it says it will do. I enjoyed this printer so much that I purchased one for my cousin. She has given it rave reviews.
I've purchased and used cheap Samsung laser printers for over a decade.
3 October 2012
Summary: This is a cheap and reliable laser printer that is well suited for large print jobs such as technical manuals on the order of one hundred pages or more. A particularly valuable feature of this printer is that it doesn't allow the page output to overflow; it stops until the maximal page output has been removed. It's grey-level approximation of color images is quite good. Cheap third party toner cartridges function reliably for about twenty-five bucks a pop.