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Samsung ML-2165W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1377 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and print quality. The usability and performance also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Samsung ML-2165W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung ML-2165W


If you need a personal mono laser to sit on your desk, and don't want to give up a lot of desktop real estate for it, the Samsung ML-2165W ($130 street) is a tempting choice. It offers Wi-Fi, suitable paper capacity for a personal printer, reasonably...

Small size. WiFi. Ample paper capacity for personal use in any size office. Reasonably high-quality text and graphics

Although fast enough for personal use, it's slower than the competition. High running cost

The Samsung ML-2165W comes up short on paper handling, but offers reasonably high quality output and a small size that makes it a good fit as a personal mono laser in any size office.

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Samsung ML-2165W


This basic monochrome laser is suited for low-volume use, boasting a minimal purchase price and size--but also minimal features and maximal toner costs.

Sharp text output

Manual duplexing only, and not for Macs ; High toner cost

The elegantly simple Samsung ML-2165W monochrome laser printer gives you laser-sharp text for only $150. It’s also quite compact, measuring a mere 13 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 7 inches high, so it’s suitable for small work areas. Extra features...


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Samsung ML-2165W


When you hear the term "personal laser printer," what comes to mind? We bet it's not a device that's smaller than a breadbox and lighter than some laptops. And what is a personal printer, anyway?

Fast ; Very small and light ; Respectable print quality

Slightly substandard gray-scale photo printing for a laser ; High toner cost

A personal monochrome laser, this fast little machine churns out great-looking business and text documents, if at a slightly elevated per-page cost for toner. It's a good pick for budget-strapped small offices or students with moderate output needs.


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Samsung ML-2165w Review: Ultra Compact Laser


Read our full review of the Samsung ML-2165w, a monochrome laser printer targeted at the small office/ home office, offering an ultra compact footprint and economical price point.

Ultra Compact ; 1 W sleep mode ; All-in-one toner cartridge

Manual duplexing ; Limited functionality

The Samsung ML-2165w is available now through authorized vendors for the suggested price of $119.99.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung ML-2165W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 476 user reviews of Samsung ML-2165W from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Monochrome PrinterSamsung ML-2165W/XAC Wireless Monochrome Printer

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Seriously, Samsung?


Throw it against the wall repeatedly until it stops working or you can just leave it plugged in and it'll stop working on its own. You'll rip your hair out trying to figure out why it repeatedly stops working on your network despite having assigned it...

It offers wireless, but doesn't maintain a wireless connection. It works with Samsung's app on Windows Phone to print from mobile phones, but again, that's contingent upon the printer maintaining its wireless connection. It prints with a generic...

Wireless connection drops repeatedly, even after a firmware flash. Flashing the firmware on mine PERMANENTLY disabled printing because I had a generic cartridge in it

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Great little printer


Cost - This goes on sale pretty frequently, and at the sale price it is a very good value. At full MSRP it would be a little over-priced ; Speed - Only takes 10 - 20 seconds to wake up and warm up, and then, as it says, prints 20 ppm ; Really the best...

Getting the wi-fi set up can be a bit of a chore ; There are 2 buttons that light up, and this is the only indication of status. It can be hard to decipher ; Never could get WPS to work ; Replacement toner cartridges are a bit more expensive than other...

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Great printer


This is a great little printer for home use, wireless, fast, great print quality. Was easy to set up via good instructions ; Prints faster than my old wired printer. Great price from Newegg

not sure how long the initial toner will last & cost

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works good


small foot print

none yet

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Works great out of the box. Able to print wirelessly form my Android smartphone with the installed app

Setup disk supplied for wifi configuration wasn't usable. had to download the most current version of the software from Samsung directly. Plopped it on a flash and away we go