Summary: I had this printer for 6 months and it started nagging me about replacing the waste toner tank even thought it only had dust in the botton of it. I replaced it anyway and it still said to replace it.
Pros: Inexpensive initial purchase
Cons: Very expensive supplies Does not recycle waste toner Noisy Slow to start Poor driver support from Samsung Heavy to lift Huge footprint (takes a lot of space) Fair print quality Faulty waste toner level sensor
Summary: I would definatly buy from New Egg again, but probably never another Samsung printer. I have not networked it so I don't know about that capability. Although I do duplex, I do not do it on this machine because it is slow as the paper has to come out and go back in the printer to print the other...
Pros: At the time few other color laser printers were priced this well- now there are a lot more options and I am shopping them, trying to see if it is worth the price to replace the drum and belt when one or both will probably have to be replaced in another year. This printer does a relatively decent ...
Cons: Drum & transfer belt need replacing after 1 yr at a cost that is seventy percent of the cost of the printer. Drum yield is stated at 50K B/W and 12.5K Color. I doubt I did much more than two k pages of color photos in a year at the lowest resolution. I am the only one using it and have a networke...
Pros: I've had this printer for over a year and it has worked very nicely. I've replaced the original toner only when it was obviously printing bad colors so the 'chip' didn't force me to replace it early as some reported. This is the only printer that has duplex built in for this price. Manual feed wo...
Cons: I wish the color toner was a bit more glossy rather than being on the 'flat' side but must say I'm the only one in my family that notices.
Summary: Even with the problems with the toner bottle and the chips in the cartriges this is still a very good printer for the price and I very much recommend it. I have 2 of these for over a year 1 at work and one at home.
Pros: Works flawlessly with linux and windows with the supplied driver disk.
Cons: Like most printers on the market today samsung has designed this one to extort as much money from you as possible. There is a chip in each toner that cuts off after a certian number of pages are printed. Although I have not tried this there are people selling replacement chips that will extend th...
Summary: Most laser printers send waste toner back into the cartridge from whence it came. This printer sends it into a waste toner tank, that you're expected to replace. The sensor that says when said tank is full is flaky at best, and has caused many people difficulty.
Pros: When it works, it works respectably.
Cons: Lousy Linux support. Chipped toner cartridges which just keep a page count, so one page is one page, whether .01% of the page uses a given color or 44%. The horror of the waste toner tank (see below).
Summary: I have had some horrible experience with them but I am still hesitant to complain too much because of how cheap they are.
Pros: Dirt Cheap. Next comparable printer would probably cost you at least $xxx or more. That being said you get what you pay for.
Cons: We purchased 6 of these as an ISV and they are not worth the money they save you in the down time you will experience. Perhaps it would be worth it as a home printer but this is not business quality. As far as print quality it is mediocre; fine for text and syntax coloring but I would not put any...
Summary: Updating memory was a snap with a Kingston KTM059/128A (sells for about $40). This was a wonderful upgrade to my B&W which failed recently.
Pros: Value!! Full color laser, fast (especially for B&W only). Works like a charm as a network printer ("N" option). The duplexer is wonderful. Despite negative comments about print quality, I find this more than acceptable for business printing (spreadsheets, documents), but it certainly isn't the hi...
Cons: Large compared to small B&W lasers (but this is true of all color lasers). It certainly isn't a photo printer, but it isn't sold that way either.
Summary: The toner catridges are expensive but you can replace the toner yourself for much less. I replaced the toner cartridges once. Now, I just refill. The toner waste tank has to be emptied and cleaned. Alternatively, you can purchase a new replacement tank. However, the price is ridiculous.
Pros: Cheap. Duplex printing is fantastic at this price. Fast on all black pages. Almost never jams. My wife was not happy when I bought this for our home a year ago. However, we have made lots of brochures and fancy letters. It was a great investment.
Cons: Color speed is slow. Any color on a page requires a different paper path through the color cartridges. Does not handle card stock. Takes awhile to warm up. However, it is fast once it gets going.
Summary: I am shocked at how bad the print quality is with this printer. The text quality is not crisp as you would expect even from a low-end laser printer. Any color picture is fuzzy at best and the color reproduction is barely passable.
Pros: Fast output
Cons: The text and color print quality is very poor. The color is not accurately reproduced.
Summary: We reviewed all the lasers on the market and this one stacked up the best. Yes it falls a little bit short on high quality color printing, ie. for photo's, but for general graphics, text, reports and brochures it works fine.