Summary: Pro: cheap, bought at Fry's Electronics for <$100 Con: not reliable, expensive toner, changed toner once then printer broken. broken for printed 1000 pages, then the overall cost per page = $200 (printer & toner)/1000 = 20 cents per page
Summary: Two problems persisted with the Samsung CLP 300-N: 1) changing print cartridges is difficult and awkward . ; 2) recently, it simply stopped printing. I thought it was the usb cable, but it wasn't. So suddenly this piece of junk is absolutely worthless.
Summary: I've had my CLP300 for about a year-and-a-half. I was initially impressed -- was easy enough to set up and print quality was good. But... Well, first of all, to be fair, some pros: - Print quality was initially pretty good.
They should call it a jammer instead of a printer.
A. Piner, Amazon
11 September 2009
Summary: The print quality is good, when you can get it to print. I have print jams approx. 6 times out of 10. I like Samsung products, but have never had a printer jam this often in all of my office or home printers I have ever used.
Paper feed is a nightmare. Color is poor. Mac OS driver is minimal
Jubal Howe, Amazon
5 June 2009
Summary: I would not recommend this printer. After a couple hundred prints, the paper cartridge began to fail. It can no longer reliably grab and feed sheets (I am using pristine, high-quality laser paper) I can now get it to work half of the time, only by precariously tipping the machine back at a 30-degree...
Summary: I have had CLP300 for 5 months now. It basically worked OK for children's school projects. I noticed a few problems with it: 1. When I turn it on, the entire house light start blinking; do not know if it uses too much current 2. The drum area is VERY hot and give burning smell.
Started out okay at first... but don't waste your money...
30 December 2008
Summary: I first purchased and received this item in June of 2008. At first, it was pretty good - quality-wise. However, I began to notice that: 1) It consumes a lot of energy (my lights would actually flicker and dim when the printer was turned on).
Summary: When this printer actually works, it's great and takes 2 secods to print a page, but it constantly jams. I've had it for under a year and now it jams at exit and no matter what I do (trust me, I've done everything) nothing works. I wish I read the reviews about it before purchasing.
Summary: I have to agree with other reviews that have had the CONSTANT paper jams. I have the 300n which is network ready, so I'll just focus on the core functions of this model since they're identical otherwise (and BTW, there are NO problems with the 300n's network connectivity. Quite impressive actually).
Summary: If all you plan to do is run 20# laser paper through this printer, it really is not bad. It's fast, quiet and the print quality is good. If however, you like to use your printer with different weights of paper or different finishes, your printer will not last long.