Small office or home office users who need a multifunction device but don't want to sacrifice laser quality and pay for expensive toner cartridges will find a lot to like in the Samsung CLX-2160 color laser printer. It has the usual multifunction features of print, scan, fax, and copy without the bulk of some multifunction laser machines. While not as compact as an inkjet multifunction device, the Samsung CLX-2160 color laser printer will still fit nicely on a desk when space is somewhat limited.
The CLX-2160N includes a built-in ethernet port for sharing across the network, and with the included software it can not only print and fax from networked computers, but also scan documents directly to networked computers. Along with the usual copy functions, the unit also includes a unique feature, the One-click ID copy function. With this feature, you can insert an ID or business card, and it will scan both sides and print a copy of both sides of the ID or card one a single sheet of paper. While this may seem like a feature of limited utility to most, offices who copy IDs and business cards often will find this feature saves them a lot of time and paper.
One downside of the unit is its printing speed. At up to 14 pages per minute for black, it sits on the slow side for a laser. Color prints are even slower at about 3 pages per minute. This is likely a tradeoff for all the functionality included for its affordable price, and also a tradeoff for its compact size, but many users may decide to pay a little more for faster printing speeds.
Samsung CLX-2160 toner cartridges are small, with only a 1,000 page capacity per color laser toner cartridge and 2,000 page capacity for the black printer toner cartridge. While the small size Samsung toner cartridge could be annoying for anyone who has to print more than 1,000 pages a month, it should be adequate for any small office or home office user.
Overall, the Samsung CLX-2160 is a solid choice for small office or home office users who need a solid laser printer with multifunction features in a compact size. Slow print speeds may cause some buyers to look elsewhere.
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