Samsung Xpress M2875FW review

Samsung Xpress M2875FW

Samsung's new mono multifunction laser printer, the Xpress M2875FW, was designed to be both Eco friendly and speedy while still managing to produce good quality results. (See Best What's the best Printer?)

Squarely pitched at the home and small office end of the spectrum, this MFP provides the full complement of scan, print, copy and fax functions in a compact framework. Neither the lightest nor heaviest in its class, the Xpress M2875FW nevertheless weighs a comfortable 11.3kg and feels sturdily constructed.

Everything about this printer feels tidily and efficiently put together, from the 40-sheet Auto Document Feeder on the top, through the clearly laid out control panel that peaks out from the scanner cover, down to the smart pop-out cover at the front that hides the single sheet multipurpose tray.

The only niggling design flaw is the base paper tray which is designed to hold 250 sheets of A4 but only if you extend the tray out the back of the unit. Why, when this is the most common paper type? Apart from this one blemish, the Xpress M2875FW redeems itself by having auto duplex for printing and copying as standard.

If you want to make Network use of the printer then you have the full set of Ethernet, USB 2.0 and Wireless 802.11 b/g/n connectivity options. With Wi-Fi Direct also available, you can print effortlessly from a range of mobile devices - it took just seconds for an iPhone to 'discover' the M2875FW.

Speeds throughout are impressive thanks to the 600MHz processor and 128MB memory - documents with embedded graphics averaged 24ppm and duplex versions in 12ppm. Both text and images have a good degree of definition and detail, although the default brightness setting is too dark.

Toner cartridges for the Xpress M2875FW come in two varieties - Standard 1200 page and High 3000 - which work out as 2.5p per page and 1.7p per page respectively. Further cost savings can be achieved through using the dedicated Eco button which offers handy features such as N-up, blank page skipping and toner save mode.

Samsung Xpress M2875FW: Specs

  • Mono multifunction laser printer
  • 128MB standard memory
  • 4800 x 600 dpi max printing resolution
  • 28ppm specified speed
  • auto duplex printing
  • 250 sheet standard input capacity
  • 251 sheet maximum input capacity
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
  • 401 x 362 x 367mm
  • 11.3kg
  • Mono multifunction laser printer
  • 128MB standard memory
  • 4800 x 600 dpi max printing resolution
  • 28ppm specified speed
  • auto duplex printing
  • 250 sheet standard input capacity
  • 251 sheet maximum input capacity
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
  • 401 x 362 x 367mm
  • 11.3kg

OUR VERDICT

In a crowded mono MFP market for SMEs where much is promised but not always delivered, the Samsung Xpress M2875FW does a good job of combining multiple features, fast speeds, decent quality and cost savings.