Summary: This is the Ken Griffey Jr. of printers. Early in it's career it demonstrates impressive power and grace - printing duplex pages quickly and in high resolution. Then on one normal day, there was a little twinge. It had become injured. It's streaking now. And just like that it's career will never be the same again. Now it streaks badly. It doesn't matter how much rehabilitation or how many new cartridges you give it, it's days of power and grace are over.
Fuser overheated 11 months in but happy until then
B. Hunting "B. Hunting", Amazon
16 August 2011
Summary: Like a number of other reviewers here, the fuser overheated on our printer. I rung up Samsung and was made to prove the printer was only 11 months old (and within the one-year warranty) by emailing them a copy of my Amazon invoice. Fair enough. After a number more calls on my part, Samsung finally and kindly agreed to send a technician to my apartment after mailing me a replacement fuser. From this point on, the Samsung customer service was particularly outstanding.
Nice features, but zaps your electrical power when printing.
Eckenheimer "curmudgeon at large", Amazon
5 February 2011
Summary: I researched a number of monochrome lasers and saw a lot of positive reviews on this one. I liked the speed and the duplex printing, and have been happy with both. Setup was not bad, though the included Samsung software on the CD is no better than what HP usually provides, which is no big deal.
Works great for standard paper, don't try to print envelopes with it though
22 November 2010
Summary: It works great for standard paper. Toner is cheap and the toner cartridge includes the drum unit (so you don't have to replace that separately). It prints quick and does duplex, what more could you ask for? Well, you could ask for it to print envelopes. Every time I try to feed an envelope, it comes out crinkled and the return address is not well printed on because of this.
Summary: We do our printing half on new paper and half on the backs of already-used sheets. Unfortunately, because the bypass paper tray only takes one sheet at a time, we have to open the drawer to put in scrap paper, and then open it again to take it back out-- annoying. If the paper feed could take a stack of paper, I'd give it five stars.
Summary: Pros: Fast, quiet, small, duplex printing. I love it, but ... Cons: Died after just one week This printer is wonderful for the price point (I paid $125 incl. delivery). The print quality is great, I love the duplex printing on both sides, and the unit is small, light, relatively quick and quiet.
Nice fast little printer but Samsung doesn't support wireless Bootcamp
12 September 2010
Summary: I agree with all the positive things I read here about the printer. I haven't run into the problems some users with more demanding print jobs have. My complaint is that I bought it to print from the Windows XP side of Boot Camp. Although Apple networking works flawlessly, I've never been able to get it to print wirelessly on the Win side via my Airport Extreme and Airport Express, which supports USB printing. All this was news to me.
Summary: I had to buy a laser printer in a hurry to replace a previous laser printer that finally quit working. Because I am a student again, I had to really narrow my search criteria for the replacement printer out of cost consideration. The printer had to be a laser printer, fast, network-ready and, of course, low-cost. After searching various review sites including Amazon.com, I finally concluded that the Samsung ML-2851 ND printer most closely fit what I was seeking.
Summary: We bought a laser printer, a Samsung ML-2851. It connects to our LAN via an ethernet cable, so it's available to all our computers. Well, after a major hassle that is. You see, the printer did not ship with the OS X software needed to configure it. I knew I wanted it to have a fixed IP address, I knew what that was by the port on my router. It did ship with a Mac friendly postscript print driver.
Summary: when this printer works it is awesome but unfortunately i am on printer number three in less then one year. i just got number three yesterday and plugged it in and it is making an awful startup noise and says the usb is not connected even though it is so not sure what is going on - again. the first one started making a horrible noise when it warmed up. the second one said it had an open heat error and to cycle power... really frustrating.