Samsung Xpress M2825DW Review

If you are looking for a printer to support your small business, the Samsung Xpress M2825DW is your machine. This machine is suitable to be used as a second printer in the office that does a lot of monochrome printing, coupled with a color inkjet for times when color output is needed.

If your plan is to get an energetic printer that works great, the Samsung M2825 will be a good choice. This machine is a workhorse laser printer with high-performance.

Samsung Xpress M2825DW Mono Laser Printer: Specs

  • Printer output type: Monochrome.
  • Printing Technology: Laser.
  • Dimensions: 14.49 x 13.17 x 7.95 inches.
  • Weight: 16.31 pounds.
  • Quoted print speeds: 28ppm.
  • Print resolution 4800×600 dpi.
  • 128MB memory.

Features, Design and Setup

There’s nothing spectacular about the Xpress M2825DW design. Just like the Samsung M2625D, this compact printer weighs just 16.4 pounds and measures at 8.0 by 14.5 by 13.2 inches (HWD) – quite small enough to share other items on your desk.

It offers a one-sheet manual feed slot along with a 250-sheet input tray, a duplexer (for automatic two-sided printing), and paper handling. So, the M2825DW is suitable for most personal and micro-office use. The Xpress M2528DW’s paper output is on the top panel, and there is flip-up support to prevent the paper from being ejected on the floor or on your desk.

It has an automatic duplexing feature, print on both sides of the paper can help you save paper. With its 4800 x 600 DPI resolution, it produces clean texts and images even on smaller font sizes.

Being a monochrome printer, the Xpress M2825DW comes with a single toner cartridge. It also comes with an imaging unit preinstalled, therefore all you have to do to take off the prevalent blue shipping tapes, then plug in the AC power cord, and you are good to go.

An included setup disc has drivers for several editions of Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, and there’s a setup poster coupled with a short wireless setup guide. Setting up this printer is a simple task, simply insert the installation disc and choose your desired type of connection.

Control buttons which are just a few are located on the right part of the top panel. It comes with a power button which shows a green indicator when the printer is on. In addition to the power button, there’s an Eco button that puts this printer into the toner-saving mode.

There’s another button for WPS (WI-FI Protected Setup) that enables the printer to be connected over Wi-Fi using the press of a button (if your WiFi is WPS-supported). If not, this printer can be connected using other methods such as Ethernet, Wi-FI Direct, and USB. This printer supports a network connection, which is a plus for anyone looking for and mobile printing.

The mobile printing feature allows you to print directly from the cloud and print from Windows, Andriod, iOS smartphones, and tablets. If you intend to print from the cloud, the printer should be connected to your network either using an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to Wi-Fi Direct, you can connect the printer to your mobile device and print your documents.

Speed and Output Quality

Samsung claims that the output speed of this print is 29ppm. You could achieve a different result, but nevertheless, an output speed of around 20ppm is fast for your work.

Pros
  • Small enough to have a space on your desk.
  • Ample paper capacity.
  • Automatic duplexing.
  • Excellent speed.
  • Crisp output.
  • Duplex printing.
  • A variety of connectivity options.
Cons
  • No additional paper handling options available.
  • The output capacity is 100 sheets lesser than the input capacity.

Conclusion

The Samsung Xpress M2825DW monochrome laser is an efficient machine that saves you paper and toner costs. It can serve as a personal printer as well as a shared printer in a micro office. If you are in need of good-looking printers that offer two-sided printing and reasonably fast speed, you should be looking at the Xpress M2825DW.

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