Are you looking for a monochrome laser all in one that can print, copy, scan and fax? If not, the Samsung ML-2510 toner
printer should be evaluated instead. If you value quality more than cost, the Samsung SCX-4216F might be the right place to look. With the ability to connect via parallel or USB, this machine is Windows and Mac compatible. It weighs 38 pounds with the toner
installed, which will seem quite heavy, but for 4 machines all in one, it is a compromise. It will be easy to maintain, using only one Samsung SCX-4216F toner cartridge full of black printer toner, however, the cost is high. Like most toners on the market, remanufactured versions are available from third party venders, which will make the cost of ownership a lot more affordable.
The printer has the ability to create up to 17 pages per minute with resolutions of as high as 600 dpi using the included black Samsung SCX-4216F toner. The copier can make up to 15 copies per minute, and it can also create up to 99 copies from the original document. Reductions and enlargements from 25%-400% are available and easy to use. The faxing portion of the machine can send faxes in less than 5 seconds per page, which is impressive for a unit that is so old, and its transmission rate is at a maximum of 33.6 Kbps.
PC Mag gives the Samsung SCX-4216F mixed reviews. They comment on its fast speeds and high quality, but they find using the printer to be harder than it should be. Also, they comment on the expensive price tag of Samsung SCX-4216F toner cartridges. PC Mag claims that the high cost of the laser toner cartridge
results in it costing about 2.6 cents per page, which happens to be the most expensive of the models reviewed. However, compatible versions of the Samsung toner cartridge
are available which reduces the per page cost by more than half. The included software is helpful but nothing special, according to experts. For most small offices, there's probably a better buy somewhere out there.