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Samsung SCX-4100



Samsung SCX-4100


The SCX-4100 multi-function laser printer from Samsung is considered a “Digital Productivity Center” due to the many functions available. It is, in fact, a B / W laser printing device, and a copier with integrated color scanner. The maximum print speed is 14 ppm in A4 format, with a maximum resolution of 600 x 600 dpi. In photocopy mode it reaches 16 ppm, while maintaining the same resolution. The scanner function is at the same level of quality, but in interpolated mode it is capable of reaching 4800 x 4800 dpi. The input tray, located in the lower part of the chassis, can hold up to a maximum of 250 sheets.

The presence of a small LCD display, not backlit, allows you to quickly manage any type of setting operation. As for the purely hardware aspect, there are 8 MB of memory, unfortunately not upgradeable. A parallel and a USB port are available, but the cabling is excluded from the bundle. The | Samsung | SCX-4100 is compatible only and exclusively with Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.

To highlight the small dimensions, declared in 422 x 400 x 239 mm and with a total weight of 9.6 Kg.

Tests and conclusions

The Samsung SCX-4100 multi-function is certainly an entry level model, but complete with all the most important functions to meet business needs. According to Hardware Central, the size and solidity of the peripheral are definitely two of its most important qualities. In spite of a not excessive printing speed, the final quality seems to be quite good. For a Word document, 14 seconds at a resolution of 600 dpi are enough; for 20 pages 1 minute and 38 seconds. As far as the scanner function is concerned, the test result has always been positive: the 24-bit color and B / W proved to be sufficiently brilliant. Does the toner normally print about 3000 pages before running out? the package bundled only 1000.

The zoom and resize options for the photocopies did not give any problems. The Samsung multi-function is a good product, and the comments left by users on ZDNet also confirm its overall quality. Certainly it is an essential model, and with a not too sophisticated design, but for small offices it seems to be ideal.