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Friday, October 28, 2011

Samsung ML-1865W Monochrome Laser Printer with 1200 x 1200dpi Resolution, Black for $56.00 at Buy.com

This is an excellent price for any laser printer.  I sold some Samsung lasers when I had my computer business and they worked just fine.  This price is excellent but keep in mind what you are getting.   It will give great print quality but no color.  The toner cartridge is $59 at buy.com and $63.95 at Staples and yields 1500 pages.   A typical black ink cartridge for a typical inkjet printer yields 400 pages  for a $20.00 cartridge.   Do the math, roughly $80.00 for 1600 pages  vs. $60 for 1500 pages.  Keep in mind that page yield is often considered 5% coverage which is a bit ludicrous.   So in spite of the fact that a laser printer at $56 is a crazy price it may not be a good fit for you.   I did not find any compatible toner cartridges for the Samsung (there may be some, I just didn’t find one.) and I use compatible cartridges for my inkjet printer that cut the ink cost by 50%.   This Samsung is a decent deal but remember ALL the printer vendors are basing there sales model on razor and razor blades.  Give you the printer and soak you on the ink!

ML-1865W Laser Printer Tech Specs1 x Black Starter Toner Cartridge Tech SpecsPlatform Support: PC Tech SpecsPlatform Support: Mac Tech SpecsGreen Compliance: Yes Tech SpecsGreen Compliance Certificate/Authority: Energy Star Tech SpecsWi-Fi: Yes Tech SpecsWeight (Approximate): 9.26 lb Tech SpecsForm Factor: Desktop Tech SpecsHeight: 7.24" Tech SpecsWidth: 13.43" Tech SpecsDepth: 8.82" Tech SpecsHard Drive Capacity: Not Applicable Tech SpecsProcessor Speed: 375 MHz Tech SpecsDuty Cycle: 5000 pages per month Tech SpecsDuplex Printing: Manual Tech SpecsRecommended Use: Plain Paper Print Tech SpecsPrint Color: Monochrome Tech SpecsMaximum Print Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi Tech SpecsMaximum Photo Print Speed: Not Applicable Tech SpecsISO Color Print Speed (ipm): Not Applicable Tech SpecsISO Color Print Speed (ppm): Not Applicable Tech SpecsMaximum Mono Print Speed (ppm): 19 Tech SpecsMaximum Color Print Speed (ppm): Not Applicable Tech SpecsStandard Warranty: 1 Year Limited

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