The Samsung ML-1740 has more flexibility than one might expect from such an inexpensive personal laser printer. It has a large paper capacity and a very compact design, and it can handle a large variety of media types. Saving on toner is easy with the TonerSave mode and inexpensive Samsung ML-1740 toner.
Designed for tight spaces, the unit's footprint measures around 14 inches by 14 inches, but it is only 7.6 inches high, so it takes up very little vertical space. The result is a machine that could potentially fit on a shelf in limited spaces. It weighs only 15.4 pounds, so it is ideal for college students or those who may need to move it periodically.
Print speeds are fast at up to 17 pages per minute. Paper capacity is very roomy at 250 sheets, and many types of media are supported, such as envelopes and transparencies. A single-sheet bypass slot is included for thicker media types. The 66 MHz processor allows it to do its own processing without relying too heavily on the host machine, but its 8 MB of RAM is not upgradeable, so users who think they may need more will need to consider another model. It can connect by either USB or parallel, which means older computers aren't left out in the cold.
Replacement toners are inexpensive, and combining the low cost of Samsung ML-1740 toner cartridges with the included TonerSave feature makes for a very economical solution. With a 3,000-page capacity, Samsung ML-1740 toner cartridges don't have to be replaced often, either.
With its multi-platform support and multiple connection options, almost any user will find the Samsung ML-1740 easy to connect and to use. Its compact size and affordable price make it a great fit for the home user or college student, and inexpensive Samsung ML-1740 toner is easy on the wallet. If you are in need of color printouts, the Samsung CLP-300 toner
printer is one of Samsung's most popular color laser printers that would be an excellent compliment.