Date: January 30th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung Canada
<--CLICK FOR DEALS ON A SAMSUNG LASER PRINTER IN THE UNITED STATES
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ML-2150 - ~US$375
ML-2151N - ~US$475
(Check the PRICEGRABBER links at the top of the page for all pricing options)
So, for the prices listed above, you will receive.....
First off, you quite a large box which is no feather by any means. Be kind and don't send your tiny secretary to pick this printer up. She will only be smaller and much more ticked off when she returns.
Once the box is opened the first bag you will remove will contain the following:
1 - Power Cord
1 - Printer Driver CD
1 - Network Software Installation CD (ML-2151N Only)
1 - User Manual (Quite thick for just a normal printer)
1 - Network Software Manual (ML-2151N Only)
1 - Set of Warranty and Registration Cards
1 - Customer Care Technical Support Sticker
Next, you will have to unpackage, lightly shake and install the included huge 4000 page starter toner cartridge. Once you have exhausted the starter unit (which I guarantee will take some time), the normal cartridge can handle a whooping 8000 pages @ 5% coverage. Although, the replacement unit will cost you around 100-150 dollars, try to compare how many inkjet cartridges you would have to go through for 8000 pages. Almost scary. Yeesh!
Hope you have a good back, because although this reasonably sized printer doesn't look too heavy, your first attempt trying to lift it out of the box will be awkward. Remember what the physiotherapist says: Lift with the legs!
With a couple of grunts and other strange noises which I cannot professional include (frrrrt), I finally was able to free the printer of its cardboard container.
Hmmmm, not a bad looking printer. But does anyone look at the aesthetics of a printer? I guess that's your call.....