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    Samsung Xpress M2835DW Printer

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    Xpress M2835DW
    A mono laser printer from Samsung, with Ethernet and WiFi networking, and wireless printing with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. Works with Windows, macOS and Linux.
    Description
    A mono laser printer from Samsung, with Ethernet and WiFi networking, and wireless printing with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. 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. Less than 14 seconds is Excellent; 14 to 19 seconds is Very Good; 19 to 28 seconds is Good; 28 to 39 seconds is Fair; and longer than 39 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. 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
    Versatility

    Versatility

    Versatility indicates features that increase a printer's utility or capabilities.

     /  5
    Power saving

    Power saving

    This indicates how well the printer conserves power between uses.

     /  5

    About

    The Samsung Xpress M2835DW is part of the Printers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Printers--Regular models like the Xpress M2835DW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    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.

    Text speed This score reflects how quickly the model can print text on five pages of plain, letter-sized pages. Less than 14 seconds is Excellent; 14 to 19 seconds is Very Good; 19 to 28 seconds is Good; 28 to 39 seconds is Fair; and longer than 39 seconds is Poor.

    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.

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