Samsung ML-2855ND

With the ML-2855ND Samsung is going after workgroups that are in need of a monochrome laser printer

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Samsung ML-2855ND The ML-2855ND targets workgroups in need of a speedy monochrome printer
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  December 20, 2010

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Key Specs

Connection: USB/ethernet
Duplex printing: Y
Max resolution: 1200 x 1200dpi
Memory: 64MB
Price: $297

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In line with its positioning the printer is reasonably well endowed under the hood. It packs a swift 400MHz processor, features 64MB of onboard memory as standard and this can be upgraded to a maximum of 192MB, for when print demands increase.

The printer’s paper input tray capacity of 250-sheets also means that you won’t have to worry about refilling paper too often. The output tray capacity of 150-sheets is reasonable, as is the monochrome print engine’s maximum print resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi.

Given that multiple users might want to access the printer simultaneously the ML-2855ND sports network connectivity into addition to a standard USB port. The former allows you to quickly integrate the printer into your existing network, without the need for a print server.

Running our print tests the Samsung proved an average performer, especially when we compared it to some of the contenders in our monochrome printer grouptest last month. Whereas the ML-2855ND completed our 20-page print test managing a speed of 22.6ppm, making the Samsung faster than only HP’s P1102W. The rest of the printers in the grouptest were appreciably quicker. The ML-2855ND struggled when it came to our six-page text and graphics document as well, its speed of 11.6ppm trailed all the printers in the grouptest.

Verdict: Had the ML-2855ND offered quicker print speeds it would have been a far more attractive buy.

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