There are many all-in-one laser printers on the market, but not all are "true" all in ones. So what makes it "true"? The answer is faxing capabilities. The Samsung SCX-4720FN is one of these types of machines that has everything you need—it prints, copies, scans and faxes. It is a monochrome device, though, so no color printing will be possible. However, it will provide fast printing output rates at 16 pages per minute. It can also copy at the same speed.
The 32 MB of built-in memory can be upgraded to 160 MB if needed. Another optional upgrade is ethernet connection as well as wireless networking. This allows printer sharing, which most modern offices will definitely require. The scanner can reach a resolution of 4800 dpi and contains a 24-bit color depth. Not only that, but a flatbed surface and an automatic document feeder are available for copying and scanning documents.
This unit measures 17.9x17x17.1 inches and weighs only 36.8 pounds with the toner
. The weight is a bit surprising considering there is only one Samsung SCX-4720FN toner cartridge in this unit. It can yield up to 5,000 pages and contains only black Samsung toner
. Eventually, replacement toners will be necessary. When this happens, you can go directly to the manufacturer, or you can try remanufactured Samsung SCX-4720FN toner cartridges. These will have the same performance statistics but a much lower cost.
The paper capacity is 300 pages, which is broken up by a 250-sheet tray for standard paper and a 50-sheet tray that is used for various kinds of media such as labels, envelopes and transparencies. It also features a TonerSave mode, as do most similar units. Operating in this mode, less Samsung SCX-4720FN toner will be used per print, thus conserving how quickly the printer toner runs out. Overall, this device will be a good, reliable match for small or medium sized offices.