When the home is in need of a new laser printer, the market is wide open. Depending on your needs, there will be various options in vendors and models. The Samsung ML-1210 is a devoted printer with decent speeds and high quality. However, the low monthly capacity will not provide efficiency for multiple users, and thus will slow down an office environment. Though there is no built-in ethernet connection, networking is available with the addition of a printer server.
Weighing a little over 13 pounds, this unit will be easy for virtually anyone to move around. It measures 9x13x14 inches, making it small enough to share a desk with other equipment. There are 3 paper trays— 2 on the top of the unit and 1 on the front. This provides enough paper capacity for low-volume users to avoid constantly loading more paper.
There is a single Samsung ML-1210 toner cartridge in this unit, and it contains black printer toner. This toner is capable of providing professional-quality text documents, though graphics and photos are not ideal. The starter Samsung ML-1210 toner cartridge can yield only 1,500 pages, but the standard toners have a maximum yield of 2,500 pages. These should last home users for months, though they might empty pretty quickly in an office environment. Fortunately, compatible Samsung toner cartridges
are available to save you money.
Containing a 66 MHz processor and 8 MB of RAM, the ML-1210 will provide fast image transfers and store multiple images and documents. It can connect via parallel or USB port, and has a TonerSave mode that will reduce the excess Samsung ML-1210 toner used per print. It can print up to 12 pages per minute and supports various types and sizes of paper.
Replacement Samsung ML-1210 toner is available from the manufacturer for an inflated price, or remanufactured from third party vendors for a discounted price. Overall, the ML-1210 is a good choice for anyone looking for a reliable but simple personal printer.