Samsung Xpress M2835DW Review

Samsung has grown to become one of the key players in the market, without a doubt, it is one of the best monochrome laser printer brands. Samsung seems to be unbeatable in manufacturing printers that produce quality texts at low prices. Its product, the Xpress M2835 printer is a mid-range machine suited for small or home office use.

Samsung Xpress M2836 mono laser printer offers a plethora of features that justify its price tag. Although it doesn’t offer enough to overtake the Xpress M2825DW, its output quality and performance will make you impressed.

Samsung Xpress M2835DW: Specs

  • Printer output type: Monochrome.
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 368 x 335 x 202mm.
  • Weight 7.4kg.
  • Quoted print speeds: 29ppm.
  • Print resolution 4800x600dpi.
  • Easy Eco Driver functionality.
  • Supported interface type: Google Cloud, 10/100 Ethernet, NFC, USB 2.0, 802.11b/g/n.
  • 250 sheet input tray.
  • 128MB memory.
  • Auto duplex.
  • Duplex as standard
  • NFC Tap and Print
  • Wireless Direct print
  • Easy cartridge fit
  • Print life (pages) B=3000.
  • 1-year warranty.

Printing Capabilities

This printer has the capability to produce a 4800 X 600 DPI resolution for the crispest output. That being said, it prints at a speed of 29PPM and the speed of the first print is less than 8.5 seconds – this is quite better than most printers on the market.

Size and Portability

The M2835 measures at a size of 14.5 x 8.0 x 13.2 inches when it is set up and it has a weight of 16.3 pounds – quite compact and lightweight for one person to move easily.

Ease of Use

In terms of control, this printer comes with four buttons for power, WPS setup, job cancel, and eco mode. The WPS setup button can be hooked to both wired (high-speed Ethernet 10/100) network and wireless (802.11b/g/n). It can connect to mobile devices, and there is a handy NFC feature that you can connect simply by tapping your tablet or phone on a marked spot on the printer and print the document using Samsung’s app.

But, there is no LCD display for you to monitor the printing status or get feedback. However, that’s not a dealbreaker on a single-function as it would have been if it were an all-in-one printer. The WPS button enables you to connect the printer wirelessly to any web-enabled device using a simple two-button setup.

Connectivity

In addition to its comprehensive nature, the Samsung Xpress M2835DW has wireless printing features including NFC setup, Samsung Mobile Print, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print.

With the Apple AirPrint feature, you can print directly from an iPad or iPhone device without having to install additional apps or software programs. It also offers a wired connection via Ethernet and USB at the back of the printer.

This clearly show that Samsung have worked to ensure that this printer is appealing to users.

Energy-Star Certification

The Energy Star certification means that this printer doesn’t consume too much power, therefore, it helps you save some money on electric bills and tariffs.

Paper and Media Handling

It offers an ample multipurpose tray that can accommodate 250 sheets, a one-sheet manual feed, and a duplexer for two-sided printing. This printer has 128MB of memory and a monthly duty cycle of 12,000 pages. Definitely, this will be a piece of good equipment for personal and micro-office use.

It is capable of handling various media types such as envelopes, bond paper, cotton paper, plain paper, preprinted paper, archive paper, thick and thin paper, cards, transparencies, and even recycled paper. Thanks to its versatility, it can accept several paper weights ranging from 60 g/m2 up to 220 g/m2.

Moreover, the media sizes range from a minimum of 3 x 5 inches to over 8.5 x 14 inches such as legal-sized documents.

Speed and Output Quality

The engine rating for the Xpress M2835DW is 29ppm, coincidentally the same as the Samsung M2825DW. Even the real-world print of 22.7 pages per minute is absolutely good for a printer at this price and quality. In terms of speed, the Brother HL-2270DW, and the Canon imageClass LBP6200d performs well, however, the latter connects by USB only.

The output quality of the Samsung Xpress M2835DW is typical of other monochrome laser printers on the market. The output is good for virtually any business use, but it isn’t great enough for serious desktop applications.

The print quality is great, crisp and dark and toner saves mode, although lighter, is still legible and readable, so they can be used for everyday printing jobs.

Printing Graphics

Although the M2825DW isn’t faultless in printing graphics, it produces a good job at handling different shades. Apart from text documents, this printer produces good graphic works for any internal business need. Photo quality is roughly on the newspaper level, a lot of people consider using this laser printer for Powerpoint handouts and documents.

Pros
  • Single-button wireless setup.
  • Multi-purpose feed.
  • Eco-driver.
  • Great for home use.
  • Great printer for the money.
  • High print quality.
  • Easy to setup.
  • Excellent paper-handling capabilities.
  • Compact design.
  • Various connectivity options such as WiDi direct, Ethernet, and NFC.
  • Competitive running costs.
Cons
  • No expansion options.
  • Slight banding in greyscales.
  • Up to 20s pre-processing.

Conclusion

The Samsung M2835DW is a superb mono laser printer that prints well. Although the printing speed is not as fast as the numbers quoted by the manufacturers, it produces high-quality text, images, and graphics. The NFC option for wireless printing makes it versatile and simple to use and the running costs are very competitive. The compact design of the Xpress M2835DW is suitable for micro offices and workspaces.

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