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Samsung CLX-2160N laser multifunction printer

£305 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Samsung

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Many moons ago, when PC companies first started extolling the virtues of the multifunction device, the main selling point appeared to be its ability to save space.

Many moons ago, when PC companies first started extolling the virtues of the multifunction device, the main selling point appeared to be its ability to save space. Rather than buy a separate printer, scanner and copier, you could get all of this functionality shoe-horned into just one wonderfully compact product.

The first MFDs were hefty and rather overbearing. But fast forward a few years, and we can see exactly why the original idea seemed so enticing. The very multifunctional Samsung CLX-2160N isn't a great deal larger than standard colour lasers. In fact, if you look at the likes of the Konica Minolta Magicolor series, you'll see that some colour lasers even take up more space than the Samsung CLX-2160N.

Not that the Samsung CLX-2160N's wonderfully honed design isn't without its flaws. Where colour lasers typically have a heavy-duty output tray built-in to the top of the printer, the Samsung CLX-2160N has a flatbed scanner. The solution to this compromise is a rather skimpy paper catch protruding from the printer. This doesn't take up much room, but neither is it a foolproof method of ejecting pages. In fact, we experienced quite a few problems with paper not dropping out properly. The Samsung CLX-2160N also has a tendency to curl paper.

Samsung CLX-2160N Expert Verdict »
Samsung CLX-2160N Scores 5.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
Max print resolution 2,400x600dpi
optical scanner resolution 1,200x600dpi
actual print speed B=13.3ppm C=3ppm
USB 1.1/2.0
ethernet
413x353x333mm
16.5kg
toner costs B=£35 C=£30 x 3
print life (pages) B=2,000 C=1,000 x 3
1-year warranty
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Mostly a very good MFD for the money, the Samsung CLX-2160N offers good quality, features, and performance at this level. It's a shame the Samsung CLX-2160N is marred by the slightly skimpy paper catch and paper curl.

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