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Lord Yupa

February 2010

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New Printer. . . maybe.

I'm interested in getting a new printer.

What I want:
  • Laser Printer

  • Inexpensive

  • Robust and reliable (I want this thing to last at *least* 5-10 years)

  • Monochrome (B&W)

  • Maximum toner price of about $100/6000pages

  • Compatible with Windows and Linux

  • High resolution (I'd like to have 1200dpi x 1200dpi)
In general, I can tell you pretty much anything you've ever wanted to know about almost anything computer-related. However, to be honest, I don't know printers. I don't know printers, and I don't like printers. I've had nothing but bad luck and bad experiences with printers. I don't like them, and they don't like me.

So. . . at this point, I'm leaning towards a Samsung ML-1650 printer. It appears to have all of the features that I want, and at a pretty good price. It's actually intended as a workgroup level laser printer, but I've found a place or two that are carrying it at a price comparable to most "personal" laser printers (about $255). It's intended use being workgroup oriented, and the fact that it's duty cycle is 40k pages/month (which is prolly more than I'll put through it in it's life) gives me hope that it will last for a lot of years.

Does anyone have any experience with Samsung printers, in particular this model? Anyone have any comments or suggestions?


One of my old roommates used an HP LaserJet4 that he got from a garbage dump and repaired. Its output blew away anything I could produce on my inkjet photo printer, even though it's only 600dpi. If you can find one, it'll definitely be worth it.


Used HP

If you look around a little, you'll be able to find a used HP LaserJet for a very reasonable price. II* and III* will last forever if cared for.
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i've got a samsung ml-1250. i've had it for over a year, no issues. it prints probably 500 pages / month. i'm currently using it as the primary printer on my windows and mac os computers. i know it would work in linux, as i'm using ghostscript to print to it from the macs.

so logically, the 1650 would be even better.