The Bottom Line
- Great prints
- Easy to set up
- Quite large and heavy
- Not wirelessly networkable (though the pricier 6210FX model is)
- Color laser printer that can print, copy, fax, and scan
- Up to 20 pages per minute printing, copying
- 250-sheet cassette, 50-sheet automatic document feeder
- 128MB memory, expandable
- Compatible with Windows, various Linux distros, and Mac
Guide Review - Samsung Color Laser Printer
Like other laser printers, it takes some time for the first page to come out; in my tests it was from 25 to 27 seconds; after that the printer lives up to its claim of 20 pages per minute. Prints look great and the color is amazingly rich and deep; in some cases the copies actually looked better than the originals! Scanning was likewise fast and efficient, though I stayed away from the software package that was included, as it seemed to be easier to use Windows to manage that task.
The printer uses four toner cartridges (black, yellow, magenta, cyan) which Samsung says will last for 2,500 pages of printing), so while the consumable cost may be high, you won't need to change cartridges often unless you do an awful lot of printing (Samsung guesses around 10 cents per page color, 2.4 cents for monochrome prints).
Laser printers tend to be bulky, and multifunction laser printers are beasts. This one is no exception, weighing in at almost 80 pounds and in a carton so wide that it almost didn't fit through my doorway. You'll need a sturdy table to set it up on and a lot of space; it's a foot-and-a-half wide and more than two feet tall.