The Samsung CLP-300 is labeled as a "mini" personal color laser printer, and while its compact design certainly classifies, there is nothing "mini" about its speed and performance. In fact, its compact design makes it practically astonishing that it can deliver its fast speeds and excellent print quality. Its low upfront price and inexpensive Samsung CLP-300 toner are also impressive.
Print speed is up to 17 pages per minute for black and 4 pages per minute for black. It has a print resolution of 2400x600 dpi for very sharp and vibrant prints that are better than expected for the price.
What is most impressive, however, is the unit's incredibly small size. It measures 10.4 inches high by 15.4 inches wide by 13.5 inches deep, and it weighs only 30 pounds. Users can easily set the machine on a desk or even a wide shelf, allowing it to occupy space in even the tightest office spaces.
The Samsung CLP-300 doesn't even sacrifice paper capacity for its compact design. The unit features a 150-sheet tray, which is in line with most competing models at its price point. It connects via USB 2.0 and supports all modern versions of Windows, Mac OS X and even some distributions of Linux.
Printer toner is contained in cylindrical cartridges, which presumably saves space. Samsung CLP-300 toner cartridges have capacities of 1,000 pages for each color and 2,000 pages for black, which gives a low cost per page. Using third-party compatible Samsung CLP-300 toner cartridges instead of the genuine Samsung toner cartridges
is also a possibility for buyers who want to keep costs even lower.
For tight office spaces, it's hard to beat the Samsung CLP-300's combination of fast speeds and excellent laser quality in a compact and quiet design. Its affordable price will appeal to budget-conscious buyers, and replacing toners won't be expensive either, as Samsung CLP-300 toner is very affordable.