The Samsung SCX-4520 is a monochrome laser printer designed for the small or medium office. It includes a multitude of functions and features, but its price may be a bit expensive for what is included.
The SCX-4520 has excellent printing and copying speed. It is capable of printing up to 20 pages per minute, and copies come out at the same speed once scanned. It also features a first page out time of 12 seconds, so prints start printing quickly.
The design of the SCX-4520 is a little on the bulky side. It certainly will not fit on a desktop for personal use. It measures 17.9 inches by 17 inches by 17.1 inches (HWD), so its footprint is significant. The unit weighs 36.8 pounds, so it is heavy, but still moveable by one or two people. The SCX-4520 comes with 32 MB of memory which can be expanded to 160 MB of memory if necessary. There is also an optional upgrade to add ethernet networking or wireless networking. All of these upgrades add to the cost of an already pricey machine, but it is nice to have the choices, in any case.
Scanning supports resolutions up to 4800 dpi and color depth up to 24-bit color. A wide variety of scanning destinations are available, including a USB thumb drive, a networked computer, and email scanning directly from the unit.
An automatic document feeder is included, which can hold up to 50 pages for automatic scanning and copying. Input paper capacity is 250 sheets in the standard tray, with a 50 sheet bypass tray for alternate media types and sizes.
Print quality is excellent, and is on the high end of what is available in laser printers, much less in multifunction laser printers, which tend to offer somewhat lower quality than dedicated laser printers. The SCX-4520's printer toner can only last 5,000 pages before running out.
Overall, the Samsung SCX-4520 is a very capable multifunction printer which offers a lot of functionality in a single machine. Unfortunately, its high price might be a negative factor for many buyers.
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