Summary: Long on design and short on features, the Samsung SCX-4500 multifunction laser printer is best suited for light home or office use. Unless you're willing to pay for a showcase printer (two words we've never seen next to one another), your money will buy you more features and faster task speeds elsewhere.
Pros: Sleek, sophisticated design; great print and color scan quality.
Cons: Light feature set for the price; grayscale scan needs to be improved; on the slow side with task speeds; output tray mars the all-black aesthetic; lack of an onboard LCD means you'll need to turn to your PC for advanced tasks.
Conclusion: High-volume enterprise copiers, of course, crank out 30, 40, or more pages per minute, but a rated 17 ppm is more than prompt enough for the SCX-4500's occasional to medium-sized print jobs. Our single-page letter with small graphic company logo printed in 15 seconds (from sleep mode) or 12 seconds (with the printer primed and awake). A 20-page Microsoft Word file took 81 seconds, the same as the 20-page copying job.
Summary: At Rs 10,999, the Samsung SCX-4500 is sweetly priced. This stylish printer strikes the right chords - you get a beautiful-looking MFD that delivers where it matters. The SCX-4500 is more suitable as a personal MFD or for a very small workgroup.
Excerpt: We like pretty things. We like shiny things. Most components of our digital lifestyle have received some rather extreme makeovers. I need not remind you of the ancient “Zack Morris” cell phones of old, comparing them to the sleek and shiny RAZRs and iPhones of today.
Excerpt: Over the past few years we have seen the coolness factor of most electronics products go way up. Prime examples of this are mobile phones that have evolved from bulky, nearly ridiculous devices to tiny, yet powerful marvels and televisions that have not only slimmed down but gained all sorts of functionality. Even the humble PC case has gone from a large beige box to all sorts of different styles, from high-end aluminum to tiny enclosures with no footprint at all.
Summary: The SCX-4500 is an attractive, pleasantly quiet, and user-friendly MFD that turns in solid all-around results. The lack of an output tray is irritating, but the Samsung SCX-4500 would be a good fit in your personal office.
Pros: An attractive sleek, black exterior with a glossy finish; quick and quiet
Cons: Lacks an output tray for your prints; graphics looked a bit dotty; copy quality looked a bit too grainy
Excerpt: If you want an MFP that prioritises looks as much as performance, Samsung's SCX-4500 could be for you. Its shiny black surface is polished to a mirror finish. When we plugged it in, its surface lit up with blue LEDs to indicate its printing and scanning status. It hinges open in the middle to load toner cartridges, with the paper tray and detachable output tray on the lower half of the printer. Everything seems crammed into too little space.