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Good little printer but......
on 27 June 2014
I have had this printer for 18 months so feel I can comment fully. It's a good, neet small printer for a home office or similar. Initial setup with USB is easy and straightforward, and it does what it says on the tin mostly. There are 2 main issues with it.
The ink is expensive - around £60 per cartridge. I have tried non manufacturer inks but they cause problems and some don't work, although I have not damaged my printer trying them. Typical with other small lasers they are programmed by the manufacturer to rip you off further! The ink usage is done by programming not physical ink used. Your ink cartridge has a chip in it which counts the number of pages printed and communicates with the drivers on your PC. Once you have printed 1500 pages it won't work any more until you buy another cartridge. It doesn't matter if you printed 1500 sheets of full, bold black copy or 1500 sheets with one word on each page. I think this is a rip off and environmentally disastrous. Frankly Samsung did you think we were all so stupid we wouldn't figure that out, and really you should do better.
Secondly, as others said, the WiFi is problematic. There are some useful utilities downloadable from the Samsung site, for both print and WiFi management, but they don't really help much. It drops is wireless connective most days, and you have to reboot the printer before you can print. In contrast I have an Epson wifi printer too and this only needs "help" occasionally.
I think this is a real shame, as it's a great little product otherwise. I guess it all depends on if you can live with these issues. I have for 18 months, but it's becoming increasingly tiresome.