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Samsung ML-2250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Samsung ML-2250. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the paper handling and durability. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

performance, price, usability, design, print quality

noise, reliability, size

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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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Expert review by: Paul Jasper (

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...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Dan Littman (

Samsung ML-2250 review: Samsung ML-2250


Samsung ML-2250 One of the brightest deals on a small-office black-and-white laser printer, the Samsung ML-2250 prints fast enough for one person or a small workgroup, and it matches top-notch text with solid grayscale graphics. Bargain hunters who...

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.

Sep, 2004

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

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...


Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Samsung ML-2250 - Mono Laser Printer


The Samsung ML-2250 looked like an absolute bargain on paper, but you can't always believe what you read.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (

Samsung - ML-2250


It's hard to believe the prices of mono laser printers; not because they're high, but because you get a lot of printer for not a lot of money. By browsing round the Web, this Samsung ML-2250 ...

This is a well-conceived printer at an economical price. It prints well and reasonably quickly and although it has few of the bells and whistles of more expensive units, such as duplex printing, it does pretty much what it says on the box. That can't...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: BoredSysAdmin (

Long term update


After got tired from wasting money on replacing dried inks ; I got this jewel back in 2005 ; Lets just say it's still works fine and I'm still on the original toner provided with printer. Yes, over 7 years and few thousands of pages later ; If this is...

a bit loud, takes a while to warm up and takes a lot of space

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: cyberentomologist (

Not really for Linux users


The printer is very fast and has clear printing.

I have had many issues running this with my Linux box (FC5) using the Samsun provided linux drivers.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: JB (

Very Reliable


I've had the ML-1450 which this printer is somewhat based on for over 4 Years now and it still is putting out perfect pages.

Always had a problem with the single tray uptake which needs to try 2-3 times to lift a envelope or small paper but 8 x 11 is fine.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: APIT (

It works great so far


We got 4 of these printers at our company and it works great so far.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (

An Excellent laser printer


I really like this printer.

Starting is mediocre and after done printing, it still makes noises.

Sep, 2006

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



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung ML/Samsung SpinPoint


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


Type: None


Type: None


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
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:144MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Type:Hard drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Average Seek Time:10ms
Buffer Size:128KB
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 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