Date: March 30th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung Canada
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Let's take a virtual tour around the unit and give you a closer look.
Doing a further inspection, you will be intrigued by the keypad and it's intimidation factor. Don't worry, every key is explained in the instruction manuals.
Included within the front panel is an easy to read large LCD panel.
For saving money, Samsung has not cut any corners and has giver the consumer a choice of three savings options. Toner Saver extends the life of the toner cartridge by a factor of two, although it states that it reduces the printing quality. As a little addition, I found that the quality on "toner save" to be better than the normal quality on an inkjet printer and is quite good and a person wouldn't really notice the difference. Continuing on, the "Paper Save" option saves paper by printing on both side of the paper therefore reducing your paper costs by again a factor of two. Last, but not least is the "Power Save" option that enables the unit to go into a low consumption standby mode and only returns to full power when needed. Add these three options together, and you can potentially save yourself some money over time.
Turning our attention to the left hand side of the unit, you will notice the power switch, the power cord connector, and the main connector panel. I will be discussing the connector panel in the product assembly section coming in a couple of pages. Above the power switch is the main print output bay. Included is a extension slider that can be pulled out when printing longer legal documents.
Here is another shot of the output bay which has a 250 sheet capacity.