Pros: Duplex, native PostScript, networking, Linux compatable, compact design, fast, quiet, internal paper tray, and on top of all that, it even prints well.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Plug and play in Fedora 6 Linux using USB connection. Cups automatically chose the "Generic PostScript Driver", which works great and alows using the Duplex feature. I just had to set the default paper size and turn on dulexing in the printer options.
Pros: Came with starter/standard toner cartridge. Setup CD worked well. Network access with a browser reveals many, many options for setting defaults (duplex, toner saver, enhanced text, 600/1200, static IP, SNMP, email notification...) and retrieving info (toner life, pages printed, etc.). Compact, light-weight, most of the time quiet, fast printing simplex, prints duplex by running paper out the top and then pulling it back in which seems to work ok. Doesn't dim the lights like my old printer did.
Cons: Newegg didn't indicate that it came with toner cartridge and they were sold out so I looked around - cartridge was not carried locally nor very many places on-line (yet?).
Pros: Text quality is very good, on a par with the heavy duty HP's we have at work that cost 2-5x as much. Compact size, yet it's very fast and handles duplexing reasonably well. Spooling time is minimal, at least with ethernet; Windows will display the printer in the system tray for a second and then it disappears, the printer has already assumed the job and there's no load on the OS anymore. This is NOT a host based printer, which is a very good thing, as it will work well over a network and require less resources from the computer/printer. The drivers are hassle free and efficient. You can browse to the printer by IP and view all kinds of useful information. Works well in Linux, although I'd like to see Samsung follow Brother and release open source drivers.
Cons: Graphics quality is average for a LJ of this price, meaning solid bars will have some inconsistencies. I haven't played around too much with dpi settings and different print languages, but with the default settings, this is how it stands.
The fuser gets very hot and causes an area of plastic near the top to get very warm. I suppose this is one tradeoff of having a small LJ, where everything has to be much closer together. A fan may have been a good idea, rather than just a vent, but I can't say it has caused any problems.
Overall Review: If you don't need color or graphical quality from your printer, then an LJ will invariably prove to be more economical and provide better quality text at a higher speed. In my experience as a sysadmin, a non-host based printer employing an ethernet connection is a much more robust solution than a host based printer over USB or parallel. Even if you need color/high quality graphics, I'd still recommend a networkable low cost LJ like this to handle the bulk of your documents, allowing you to save your more costly ink.
Pros: Duplex printing, quiet, fast, works in Linux, compact to fit on desk next to monitor(when it is printing well)
Cons: started to print smudged page after a week
Overall Review: I was very impressed with this printer-I thought it was excellent-however one week the pages printed out with a smudge on the entire left margin-called Samsung customer support-after doing certain tests they determined that it was defective-I brought it to an authorized dealer to repair rather than send it back to Newegg-quite disappointed-hope it can be fixed-
Pros: Great specs and printer, the fact that you can share on network without turning on a computer is great. It also has the ability to upgrade via PC 100 144pin SD-Ram 128mb. You can get this cheap from gbay. Toner cartridge are reasonable but get the larger cartridge more bang for buck. Nice paper tray, with good capacity. Duplex printing is nice.
Cons: Ok, now the bad. Samsung needs to test its software before it releases the drivers to the public. Windows 7 does not like network printing software from Samsung period!!!!! I would recommend that you install the software manually thru the add printer wizard in Windows 7, it was the only way to get printer to print.
So first use CD to Install and follow the directions.
Next, go to printers in Control panel and get rid of installed Icons for Samsung printers.
Next use Add printer button and add network printer, use installed driver.
Congratulations you can now print to your network printer via Windows 7, oh by the way this works for Vista also.
Overall Review: Sansung adds alot of bloat to their driver that windows 7 does not seem capable of using for example smart panel even with the my solution and the printer printing over the network the Smart panel does not see the printer go figure.
Pros: It's all good! Fast little printer and works with Windows 7, Mac, Ubuntu....etc. Rips out the jobs in no time at all. Driver installs automatically and Software is a snap in any OS. Really a great buy for people looking for a single printer for multiple boot systems or just flexible to whatever you might buy later. Works great with my ScanSnap......just loving it! Network setup is easy and flawless. Samsung is looking forward as far as Linux is concerned.
Cons: Absolutely none as far as the printer. Ships with small Toner and no USB cable, but I bought the larger Toner when I bought the printer and I happen to have a million or so USB cables.
Overall Review: My HP laserjet is a paperweight compared to this printer's speed and accuracy! GET ONE!! I just cannot tell you what a great buy this is!
Pros: Cute & Compact - quite fast. Samsung has tended to be one of my favorite brands.
Cons: After a year and 1/2 of service under rather high workloads, it began making a terrible grinding noise, and quit printing. As it was out of warranty I treated myself to a post-mortem, finding that the drive gears that join the motor to the fusing assembly had deteriorated and ceased to provide adequate meshing, thereby just grinding up against each other and making noise like folks on the dance floor at sink or swim night. I know it's not an expensive printer, but for want of a couple of metal gears, this would be still in service and not taking up space in a landfill.
Pros: Cheap, quiet. Functioning as a single-sided network printer is fine.
Cons: I bought this from Newegg almost exactly a year ago. We need a duplex printer. After three months, it started jamming when duplex printing. The problem got more serious as time went on. Finally we had to never use duplex - not only would it jam every time, but the top eighth of the page was missing and/or smeared. I waited until just before the 1-year warrantee period, and sent it in for repair. The repair place, very nice people, attended to it right away, and requested the replacement part Samsung specificied. Now it's been more than three weeks, and Samsung still hasn't sent the part. They say it's back-ordered, and won't do anything else, like send a refurbished printer instead. We've been without a printer for a month, so I just ordered an HP - we have to have a printer. I am extremely disappointed, and will never buy a Samsung printer again (their monitor I have is, I must admit, pretty nice). Their service is worse than terrible. So I give this zero stars (eggs).