For offices that need a compact printer that simply does everything, the Samsung CLX-3175FW is a capable, quick colour laser printer that doubles as a copier and scanner. Network-ready, the CLX-3175FW is a perfect fit for small businesses or home office users.
The business world is a pretty fast-paced one, which is a fat Samsung readily acknowledges with its highest-quality colour laser printers for businesses and home offices. That's why it's shipped the CLX-3175FW multifunction laser printer with a powerful 17 pages per minute printing rate for black and white text documents. That easily takes this particular Samsung printer to the top of the heap for business users; many of today's laser printers only manage a tepid 12 pages per minute, so the quickness with this model is refreshing. Colour pages do tend to print a bit slower, and Samsung rates them as only capable of four pages per minute. However, in many office environments, the primary is on the black and white prints where this model excels.
Another strong feature supported by this multi-function printer is its support of networked printing. Not only does the CLX-3175FW support traditional wired networking through its 10/100 Ethernet port, but the device comes with WiFi connectivity as well. Able to use all of the modern wireless technologies, this Samsung printer can connect to 8.11 b/g/n networks, and setup is relatively pain-free and straightforward.
Not only does this printer produce high quality text pages at a super fast rate, but it also functions as a high quality scanner capable of up to 4,800 dpi scans. That means it's great for scanning small images or documents and enlarging them once they've reached your hard drive. And its built-in copier, which uses the scanning bed, produces high-quality 1,200 dpi copies without the need to interface with the printer's computer software at all.
Samsung's latest entry in the crowded multi-function laser printing market is a strong one. It easily blows away the competition with its black-and-white printing rates, and its high-quality scanner makes it a great fit for businesses that do a good deal of photo or document scanning and manipulation. Combined with a copier, this printer will save significant space in most offices. Best of all, it's an extremely affordable printing solution that won't force buyers to compromise on essential functionality just for a lower price point.