Which printer between these two?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waloshin, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    A) Samsung Ml 1640

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    B) Samsung Ml 1915

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    Both are $79.99 price one is at futureshop other is at walmart.

    Both have 150mhz cpu, 8mb's or ram. I believe the 1640 has toner save while the 1915 doesn't.

    1640 = 16 ppm, duty cycle of 5,000 pages. 1200x600

    1915 = 19 ppm, duty cycle of 10,000 pages. 1200x600.

    Or the Samsung ML-2525W. $129.99

    24ppm, 360mhz cpu, Wireless printing, 64mb of ram, 1200x1200, 12,000 page duty cycle .
     
  2. Blair230 macrumors regular

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    Depends on what your main use for the printer will be. Is it just general office stuff?
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Home use:

    I am sure I am going to get this printer actually:

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    ML-2851ND

    - Has networking so I can still print over the network easily.
    - 30 ppm.
    - Time for first page is 8.5s while the others were 10s.
    - 50,000 duty cycles
    - 400mhz cpu, 32mb of ram upgradable to 160mb.
    - Auto duplexing
    - Toner Saver
    -2000 pages high yield cartridge is 5000 pages
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    If a network printer says it works with 10.4 then will it work with 10.6?
     
  5. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502

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    You get what you pay for.

    I had one of these for less than a year before it started smoking with each print and eventually quit working.
     
  6. Blair230 macrumors regular

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    It depends. It should work but check samsung's site and see if they have drivers for snow leopard.

    Worse comes to worse it will use a generic "gutenprint" driver but I am unsure of their functionality as a network printer.

    I have an older (but still functional and good for my use) hp deskjet 5550. When I switched to 10.6, it doesnt have a specific driver and uses gutenprint. For the most part it prints fine but loses some functionality and is occasionally glitchy.

    EDIT: Found this thread which should answer your questions and tell you how to get it working in 10.6 :)
     
  7. bob.loblaw macrumors member

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    The answer is Brother HL-2170W. We've had this thing for ~2 years and the starter toner is still working. It's the first printer we've had that doesn't suck.
     

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