The Samsung CLX-3175FW color laser printer is designed for the home or small office environment, whereas the Samsung CLX-6200 toner printer is for the medium office. It has multifunction capabilities, and a wide range of configurations and expandability options to meet the needs of a variety of office users.
The design of the Samsung CLX-3175FW color laser toner printer is quite eye-catching, as it incorporates a black, rounded design that stands out from the typical beige boxy look of most machines. There are multiple configurations to meet different needs. The CLX-3175 is the base model, the CLX-3175N adds networking, the CLX-3175FN adds finishing options and networking, and the CLX-3175FW adds finishing options and extra paper capacity. The built-in networking capability will be a must for offices on a network, as it allows the unit to connect directly, making sharing a simple matter.
Paper capacity is a bit small on the base units, as it has a capacity of only 150 sheets. At this capacity, it will not be well-suited for sharing among many users, as it will require reloading paper multiple times a day. For home users or small offices, it should be quite adequate, however.
Samsung CLX-3175FW toner cartridges have a capacity of 1,000 pages for each color laser toner cartridge, and 1,500 pages for the single black printer toner cartridge. A Samsung toner save mode is helpful for reducing costs, as it lowers the cost per page for printing, with only a small difference in print quality.
Monochrome print speed is quite good, at 17 pages per minute, but the color print speed of 4 pages per minute is disappointing, coming in well under the speed of many competing models. Print quality is very good. Text is sharp, but graphics quality is a bit below average.
Overall, the toner cartridge based Samsung CLX-3175FW is a solid choice for a multifunction laser, but slow speeds and small paper capacity might be a downside for some buyers.
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