Summary: Most of the name brand copier/printers (Dell, HP, Lexmark, etc.) are made by someone else. It's called OEM. It has been my experience that buying an OEM product such as this is not only less expensive, but seems to have a higher level of quality. We had a Sharp printer before, but we wanted a multi function, so we could get all the clutter off our desk. It's a nice footprint, but a little taller than I would like.
Summary: I'm very happy with this printer. It is high quality, prints/scans well, and easy to set up. I got it connected to my network and Mac in 5 minutes. It makes my old HP inkjet multi-function printer (which was only about $100 less) seem like a toy.
Summary: Finding this on ebay was steal, even with the $45 shipping cost. This is an upgrade from our previous Samsung SCX-4725FN which we nicknamed "the workhorse". We needed an office printer that had affordable toner (5000pg yield), fast copying, fast scanning, and fast print output. In the Samsung SCX-4828FN we have all of these. Wireless printing was not a requirement (which this model did NOT offer)for our office printing needs. Duplexing is a bonus and a time saver.
Summary: Bought it for an excellent price of less than $130 delivered , it is far better than what I have seen in the store. Speed , clarity , Ease of use , Laser Printing and Compact , the list goes on and on & on......It's not that there are not better machines than my Samsung but I doubt that there are better at a price that I got mine for.
For a good, reliable multifunction printer - consider Samsung
Brent M. Maxwell "Dr.Max", Amazon
24 January 2011
Summary: I originally owned the multifunction Samsung SCX-4725FN for 2 years. It was a workhorse that printed and copied fast, consistently, no software headaches, and worked well with our office Mac OS X environment. Other than one return within the warranty period, I had good usage from it given the amount of printing we do in our chiropractic clinic. So when it was time to upgrade, it made sense to remain with Samsung.
Summary: Environment: mixed Windows XP and Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) computers. 1 GB network backbone and 802.11n wireless. Set-up: Configured to use both direct (USB) and network connections with both PCs & Macs. Setup took about 45 minutes only because there are so many options and preferences (see Hint #4 below regarding this). PROS: 1. Great printer. Time to first page is as fast as any laser printer could be, even when its been sleeping in power save mode.
Summary: This machine replaced an HP MFP 3380 because HP would not upgrade the software to run the scanner/fax on Win 7. Print quality is as good as the HP, but the Samsung is much faster, printing and scanning and is less expensive. The HP is a durable machine, and time will prove whether the Samsung is in the same durability class.
Summary: I looked around for quite some time to find a balance in speed and function. This Samsung was a good investment. I bought it for a client and installed it within seconds. Setup was easy due to the packaging and materials. Upon sharing it out, it was up and running. The noise level is very low for this quick printer. The design is very compact and stylish. The control panel makes it clear on what to find. I did not set it up for fax. It is primarily used for scanning.