Conclusion: Although the Samsung SCX-4100 is relatively slow by today's personal laser standards and lacks an ADF and fax features, it's a lot of AIO in a compact size at a low price. As a personal printer, scanner, and copier, it's all that many people will ever need.
Pros: Combines a laser printer, color scanner, and monochrome copier for a lower price than many personal lasers. Just short of excellent text quality.
Cons: No automatic document feeder. No fax features. Relatively slow, with a 15-ppm engine. Copies from front panel only.
Conclusion: Along with a driver offering the usual array of N-up, poster, and watermark printing options, Samsung's software CD installs a SmarThru utility that provides a handy control menu for performing plain or fancy copying and for sending scans as e-mail attachments, posting them to a Web-server album, or running them through the supplied ReadIris OCR program. There's also a simple editor for cropping, rotating, and adjusting the color or brightness of scanned images.
Pros: A compact, quiet monochrome laser printer that's also a copier and flatbed color scanner, Good printing performance; simple maintenance
Cons: Why no automatic document feeder or fax functionality?, Skimpy starter toner cartridge; unexceptional scanning software
Conclusion: The copy feature is accessible through the controls on the front. Scanning and printing are done through the Smarthru software. The top lid is expanding as it lifts to accomodate larger items like books and such. I went ahead and found a copy of the Declaration of Independence online. The print job was initiated through the browser, but you can also start them through Smarthru. These can be images instead of text documents.
Pros: Print, scan, copy all in one device, 4800dpi max scan, Device is extremely quiet, Laser print quality
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