Summary: I ordred this printer because it is the same one that I have that quit working. I didn't want to get rid of the ink I had already so I purchased a new one. It works some of the time and sometimes it seems to have problems.
Summary: I have owned this printer since 2004 and have had nothing but good experiences with it until recently. I'm just now shopping for its replacement--not because it has died, but because its OS X support seems to have met its end with the release of Snow Leopard. Samsung has always had marginal support for Apple computers (indeed, even getting the 10.4/10.5 driver involves Google, since the Samsung USA website pretends that there is no Mac support at all), but while it...
Summary: I bought one of these printers for my mother. It works fine most of the time, but once in a while it produces a nasty paper jam. The last time I had to remove the cover (which required removing four screws) and using a screwdriver to rotate the wheel that moves the paper through. Big pain. But it's far more economical than the color inkjet it replaced.
Summary: If you are looking for a small laser printer for home or small business, this is the one to buy. I owned mine for nearly 3 years now. I print around 20 pages/week. So far I am still using the toner that came with the printer 3 years ago with no problem whatsoever. Never had an issues of any kind. Buttom line, spend a $130 on this printer, and you will not regret it.
No frills printer does the job--it is a workhorse!
C. Teeter, Amazon
6 March 2007
Summary: Dirty little secret--manufacturers sell printers in order to make money on ink. Ever wonder why they give away free printers with computer packages? I bought this printer for home business use. I print approximately 50 pages per day, but have printed several hundred a day using this printer. Use the toner save option. You can get close to 2000 copies with one cartridge.
One of the Best "Bang for your Buck" Lasers Out There...
18 December 2006
Summary: I received this little guy as a gift two years ago. To my surprise, it's still chuggin! I use it strictly for home use, however, I'm in school - so I print a TON of papers (I'm talkin' 25-50 page papers - so it gets a LOT of use). It takes about 30 seconds to print its first page - that's true - but I did a test against my HP v40 inkjet printer and the first page STILL comes out quicker on the Sammy (I just tested with a B&W 1-page Word document).
Summary: This is a great little printer, while it lasts. I've owned both the ML1740 and the earlier ML1710 and both failed shortly after the one year manufacturer warranty expired. If you want a printer for a year, this one is great - otherwise, I would put your dollars somewhere else. The errors that each one had were different, incidentally.