Summary: I use this printer for written work, essays etc. and although it's old, it's still working really efficiently! Whereas with a normal inkjet printer you can hear it working hard and printing one thin line of writing at a time, this printer prints a page in one quick glide! The paper comes out quite warm, and sometimes the ink smudges a bit, but overall the print quality is excellent, although you can only use black and white.
Pros: Quick printing, good quality prints
Cons: Only black and white, can put 2 or 3 sheets through at a time if the paper holder has a lot ofsheets
Summary: This printer must be 8 years old now and mine is still ticking! It has no faults, and in that whole time I've only replaced the toner cartridge once! The 8ppm is still fast enough, it can catch a good chunk of paper for you or just drop it all in the floor on a pile. It can almost hold a full pack of 500 sheets in the 'in' tray. The quality doesn't fade as the drum is built into the cartridge so the quality is renewed with every cartridge change.
Pros: Fast, High capacity, Low running costs, Reliable
Samsung ML 4500: What a fantastic and reliable printer!
21 August 2008
Summary: We have had our Samsung ML4500 printer now for around 6 years, and it is such a reliable workhorse that I had to write a review about it. My husband bought this printer when he was at university and needed a fast and professional printer to print out his coursework in the convenience of his home. The printer was therefore used quite intensively for its first year or so, and 6 years later it is still going strong.
Pros: Totally reliable, fast, efficient
Cons: Laser printers are more expensive than inkjets....
Excerpt: "...I would always stick with Samsung and I might look for one that prints more copies per minute and possibly in colour simply because of the job that I do, but if there was nothing suitable I would be delighted to buy the exact same model and would happily pay three times what I did. The fact that you can now get this model for nearly half the price is amazing. If you want clever extras and fancy tricks it might not be the model for you, but if you ...
Pros: Cost, reliability, ease of use, top quality print, compact size
Cons: It's a hard working, reliable Volvo, not a Jaguar
Summary: This printer comes boxed complete with a poster showing the user clearly how to set it up. I had no problems installing and setting up this printer, and even when at a later date I lost the drivers: they were easy to find on the samsung website. The Samsung ML-4500, has a standard printer port connecter (i.e. no USB) which can only be expected of an older budget printer.
Excerpt: "Samsung are not well recognised to produce quality user-friendly laser printers due to their lack of ... promotions and advertisements of their products. (Quite modest of them) A laser printer that has gone well past its sell-by date, Samsung ML4500, an old Samsung model which has gone unnoticed... But as they say 'Old is Gold'. People have already started noticing some of the common faults and defects of modern day-to-day produced products. ...