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Samsung Xpress M2020W Printer

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Xpress M2020W
A monochrome laser printer from Samsung, with WiFi networking, and and wireless printing with Apple AirPrint. Works with Windows, macOS and Linux.
Description
A monochrome laser printer from Samsung, with WiFi networking, and and wireless printing with Apple AirPrint. Works with Windows, macOS and Linux.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Text quality

Text quality

This indicates how crisply and clearly a printer produced black text in a variety of faces, sizes, and styles. Models with higher scores produce more uniform type, with sharper edges and smoother curves.

 /  5
Text speed

Text speed

This score reflects how quickly the model can print text on five pages of plain, letter-sized pages. 30 seconds or less is excellent; 31 to 60 seconds is very good; 61 to 90 seconds is good; 91 to 120 seconds is fair; and longer than 120 seconds is poor.

 /  5
Graphics quality

Graphics quality

Our assessment of the appearance of color graphics produced by the printer. Black and white lasers were judged on black and white graphics.

 /  5
Photo quality

Photo quality

This is our assessment of the appearance of each photo. Models with higher scores produce more natural looking photos, with smoother changes in shading and fewer problems with banding.

 /  5
Maintenance ink use

Maintenance ink use

Reflects the amount of extra ink used by an inkjet printer printer to maintain its print heads in our test printing a total of 30 pages of text and color graphics intermittently over a 3-week period, turning the printer OFF between print jobs.

 /  5
Ink cost/year

Ink cost/year

Estimated cost (in dollars) for ink or toner in a year of typical use, based on our tests and how our readers told us they print. For inkjets: 276 text pages, 108 graphics pages, 29 large photos, 43 small photos, and 42 photos on plain paper per year. For lasers: 744 text pages, 288 graphics pages, 20 large photos, 23 small photos, and 28 photos on plain paper per year. Photos cost the most, text documents the least, so your results may vary from these figures, but they are useful for comparing models.

 /  5
Cost of ownership

Cost of ownership

A total consisting of the purchase price of the printer plus an estimate of the ink or toner supplies needed for 2 years of regular use.

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.

 /  5