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Samsung CLP-315W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 688 reviews of Samsung CLP-315W. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the noise and size. The performance and price also get good feedback. The paper handling and durability get less positive views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Samsung CLP-315W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung CLP-315W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Samsung CLP-315W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and print quality are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the durability, while reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, performance, print quality, design

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung CLP-315W Wireless Colour Laser PrinterSamsung CLP-315W Wireless Colour Laser PrinterSamsung CLP-315W - Printer - colour - laser - Letter, Legal, A4 - up to 16 ppm (mono) / up to 4 ppm (colour) - capacity: 150 sheets - USB, 802.11b, 10

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung CLP-315W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 user reviews of Samsung CLP-315W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Views about the print quality and noise are overall positive. The performance and price also get good opinions. Many are critical about the paper handling. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality

paper handling

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung CLP-310, CLP-315, CLP-315W, CLX-3170, CLX-3175FN, CLX-3175FW Refill Toner Bottles Combo - 4pk (BCMY) - with ChipsSamsung CLP-315W Wireless Color Laser/Toner

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung CLP-315W

 

The Samsung CLP-315W is a fancy looking wireless laser printer with a clean design and small footprint, but the output quality is unacceptable and the blisteringly slow speeds will have you searching for other options.

Small footprint, Lightweight, Sleek design, Individual toner cartridges

Poor quality prints, Slow output, Lacks dedicated cancel button, No manual feed tray, Higher cost per page than average, Low duty cycle

Jan, 2009
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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Samsung CLP-315W

 

The Samsung CLP-315W doesn't offer a large selection of features. This is a basic color printer with all the features necessary to print quality documents. The small size and the energy-efficient features are highlights of this device, along with the...

The Samsung CLP-315W is ENERGY STAR qualified and consumes only 350 watts of power during use

This laser printer has a disappointingly slow printing speed of four pages per minute for color documents

The Samsung CLP-315W is a basic color printer well suited for home use.

Expert review by: Steve (dreamwarecomputers.com)

Samsung CLP-315W Network Colour Laser Printer

 

If you're shopping for a laser printer you can usually expect to pay more than you would for an inkjet printer, but it will pay itself back over time with much lower printing costs. Start shopping around for a colour laser printer and you will suddenly...

Great system compatibility (Windows, Mac and Linux drivers included right out of the box) ; Compact size and great looks ; Networking capabilities make it a great choice for the home network, either wirelessly or wired ; Fairly inexpensive to buy...

Slow print speeds ; Quality of colour images was lower when compared to past colour laser printers from Samsung

The CLP-315W is an excellent colour laser printer alternative for those without a large budget. It offers a great solution to get acceptable quality colour prints from a laser unit while maintaining a low operating cost compared to inkjet models. The...

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung CLP-315w review

 

Samsung's USB-only CLP-315 is one of our all-time favourite colour laser printers, but it's about to go off the market. However, the CLP-315w is set to be around for a while longer. It's a particularly compact device, but the downside of this is its...

Beautiful colour and wealth of networking features make this compact colour laser an idea choice for a home office with modest printing requirements.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Samsung CLP-315W

 

The Samsung CLP-315W is a fancy looking wireless laser printer with a clean design and small footprint, but the output quality is unacceptable and the blisteringly slow speeds will have you searching for other options.

Small footprint ; Lightweight ; Sleek design ; Individual toner cartridges

Poor quality prints ; Slow output ; Lacks dedicated cancel button ; No manual feed tray ; Higher cost per page than average ; Low duty cycle

Unfortunately, the print quality hardly makes up for the slow print speeds. We experienced inconsistent results between black and white and colour prints. As expected from any laser printer, black and white text appears well formed with sharp detail...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Justin Yu (zdnet.com.au)

Samsung CLP-315W

 

Small footprint, Lightweight, Sleek design, Individual toner cartridges

Poor quality prints, Slow output, Lacks dedicated cancel button, No manual feed tray, Higher cost per page than average, Low duty cycle

The Samsung CLP-315W is a fancy looking wireless laser printer with a clean design and small footprint, but the output quality is unacceptable and the blisteringly slow speeds will have you searching for other options.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good Printer Overall

 

Samsung released a firmware fix just prior to my purchasing the printer that invalidates remanufactured or recycled cartridges like the ones sold by Rosewill here on Newegg. I've contacted Newegg about the cartridges from Rosewill not being compatible...

Kicks out great detail on images, and no blurry images at all

Burns through toner a bit on the fast side

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: B-Tine (newegg.com)

Work Around Fixes

 

1. Print out the stat sheet and enter the IP address in your browser, ie http://192.168.1.5 then change IP to STATIC. This solves the "lost printer" syndrome. 2. While there, change the colors to "+2" from "0". This adds toner to the print and improves...

Cheap, small foot print, toner carts cost is reasonable, much cheaper than other major brands. Easy self install to wireless. Fairly quick print

Have to work around silly dynamic IP address problems and weak color output. Pulls down the lights when it kicks in to print. Smells at first, but that goes away. Quiet

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Raidskinsfan (newegg.com)

Best Laser for the $$$

 

Solid performance - I originally purchased a CLP-300, bought my second a year later, bought a 310 the next year, and a 315W to solve a wired network issue. Setup takes less than 10 minutes and all PCs in the house can print wireless and in color. The...

Haven't found 1 yet - there is a reason why injets are given away for practically nothing

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: BuddyL (newegg.com)

If you want a color printer

 

Most Excellent Color printer ; Wireless ; I am running to computers to this and it work like a charm

Can't use bottle refillers unless they are making the replacement chips now ; Cost of ink is $35 to $39 per cartridge

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Imagine vibrant, professional color within reach. The network ready wireless CLP-315W can fit comfortably on a corner of your home office desk or bookcase. The stylish printer features a rich, piano-black control panel, and delivers dynamite color at 4ppm and sharp laser text at 17ppm. You'll also get NO NOIS print engine technology for quiet operation, along with easy-to-change toner cartridges. It features big color and small footprint. With the Samsung CLP-315W color laser printer, it's not hard to imagine.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.3in
Height:9.6in
Weight:24.3lbs
Width:15.3in

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Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:315W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung CLP

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Interface:802.11b / 802.11g / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:SPL-C
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):17ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):4ppm
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:150sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:64MB

Scanner

Type: None

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3 - 10.5 / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP