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Samsung ML-2250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and print quality. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability and noise. Comments are divided on the paper handling.

value for money, performance, usability, print quality, design

noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Samsung ML-2250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 78 reviews)

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Samsung ML-2250 Laser Printer

 

The Samsung ML-2250 has a distinctive, glossy white surface. From the front, its design seems extremely compact, but the paper tray bulges out on the backside, so the footprint isn't quite as small as it looks at first glance.

Unlike most small-office laser printers, which have separately replaceable toner cartridges and drum assemblies (where the drum outlasts the toner several times over), the ML-2250 has a combined cartridge. This reduces the number of consumables you...

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Samsung ML-2250

 

Encased in a shiny-white and matte-gray plastic shell, the Samsung ML-2250 covers a 15-by-18-inch swath of your desk--15 by 25 inches with the sturdy auxiliary tray opened. It stands 11 inches high, which is as small as workgroup-capable lasers come....

Inexpensive; solid print quality and grayscale graphics; good paper handling; penny-per-page toner cost beats most competitors'.

Slower than other lasers in its class; won't serve Mac users; requires buying extras to network or double the print capacity.

Toner refills and a low ticket price, plus fine print quality, make the ML-2250 a great home-office laser printer.

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Samsung ML-2250

 

Personal monochrome lasers aren't what they used to be, and that's good. At 10.9 by 14.4 by 17.8 inches (HWD), and weighing 22.7 pounds, the Samsung ML-2250 is certainly small and light enough to qualify as a personal printer, and you should have no...

Compact size. Excellent text quality. Good performance. Ample paper handing for a personal printer, with default 300-page capacity and a maximum of 550 pages

Although acceptable for newsletters and the like, photo quality is at the low end for inexpensive monochrome lasers

The Samsung ML-2250 is for heavy-duty personal use. It's faster than most personal monochrome lasers, text output is among the best we've seen, and the 550-page maximum capacity is more than enough for one person or even for sharing the printer in a...

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The envelope feed is not reliable

 

The envelope feed broke about a week after I purchased the printer a couple years ago. It was under warranty so no problem. Almost exactly two years after purchase the envelope feed broke again. The printer is not under heavy use, perhaps two envelopes...

Good print quality; Reasonably economical

The envelope feed mechanism is not reliable

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"The envelope feed is not reliable"

 

The envelope feed broke about a week after I purchased the printer a couple years ago. It was under warranty so no problem. Almost exactly two years after purchase the envelope feed broke again. The printer is not under heavy use, perhaps two envelopes...

Good print quality; Reasonably economical

The envelope feed mechanism is not reliable.

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Far too NOISEY!

 

All you really need to know about this printer is that it is incredibly noisey - both on warm up, and when (and after) you print a page. The noise continues for around 15 minutes each time and to say it is irritating really doesn't do its level of...

Decent print quality

Noise, noise, noise; back sticks out making it difficult to place

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"Far too NOISEY!"

 

All you really need to know about this printer is that it is incredibly noisey - both on warm up, and when (and after) you print a page. The noise continues for around 15 minutes each time and to say it is irritating really doesn't do its level of...

Decent print quality

Noise, noise, noise; back sticks out making it difficult to place

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Great product, fast & inexpensive

 

I had an HP 6P for 10 years and needed to replace it. I checked out all the reviews and while I was biased towards HP, I decided to be open-minded. A friend had had their Samsung laser printer for 3 years and it worked great, so I included Samsung in wi

It is a little loud on warm-up, but then it quiets down nicely. The warm-up time can be a few seconds for the first copy, but who really cares? After the first copy, the printer just nails them one after another. I see no faults in this printer and wou

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"Great product, fast & inexpensive"

 

I had an HP 6P for 10 years and needed to replace it. I checked out all the reviews and while I was biased towards HP, I decided to be open-minded. A friend had had their Samsung laser printer for 3 years and it worked great, so I included Samsung in wi

It is a little loud on warm-up, but then it quiets down nicely. The warm-up time can be a few seconds for the first copy, but who really cares? After the first copy, the printer just nails them one after another. I see no faults in this printer and wou

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Good overall printer

 

Very Fast, easy setup, good print quality

Must have X installed on Linux box to install drivers. Odor when first installed, but fades with time

Product Specifications

With its attractive design, small footprint and unbeatable price, the powerful ML-2250 has been designed to change what a small office can expect from a printer. A high-resolution 1200x1200 dpi laser print engine delivers professional-quality text and graphics, while a 30,000-page monthly duty cycle and industry-recognized Samsung reliability combine to create a machine you never have to think about. Fast print speeds up to 22 ppm combine with fast USB 2.0 and IEEE-1284 parallel ports to make quick work of even the largest documents, thanks in part to a fast 166 MHz processor and 16 MB memory expandable to 144 MB. With a high-capacity 250-sheet cassette, 50-sheet multipurpose tray and optional 250-sheet cassette, the ML-2250 lets you print up to 550 pages without ever having to reload. A simple one-piece cartridge makes for quick toner changes. And an easy-to-read LCD and one-step paper jam recovery make for quick and easy troubleshooting that makes the whole office more productive. Samsung exclusive TonerSave mode increases toner yield by up to 40% with the touch of a button.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.8in/5.7in
Height:10.9in/1in
Weight:1.1lbs/20.1lbs/22lbs
Width:14.1in/4in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:2250/VA34324A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung ML/Samsung SpinPoint

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:IBM ProPrinter / PCL 6
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):20ppm/22ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Postal card paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Optional
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:144MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage

Type:Hard drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Average Seek Time:10ms
Buffer Size:128KB
Capacity:4.3GB
Data Transfer Rate:33.3MBps
Form Factor:3.5" x 1/3H / 3.5 x 1/3H
Form Factor (metric):8.9 cm x 1/3H
Form Factor (Short):3.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):8.9 cm
Hard Drive Type:Internal hard drive
Interface:ATA-33
Interface Type:ATA-33
Spindle Speed:5400rpm

System Requirements

OS Required:Caldera OpenLinux / Debian Linux / Linux / Mandrake Linux 10.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP / Red Hat Linux / Slackware Linux / SuSe Linux / TurboLinux/Caldera OpenLinux / Debian Linux / Linux Mandrake / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP / Red Hat Linux / Slackware Linux / SuSe Linux / TurboLinux