Amid all the enthusiasm surrounding Samsung's solid line of colour laser printers, it's easy to forget that the company also produces a strong line of monochromatic laser printers such as the ML-2240. At 20 pages per minute, this compact model is a no-brainer for many workgroups.
One of the main advantages a monochrome laser printer has over its colour counterparts is that it specialises in one function and does it exceptionally well. That is true of the Samsung ML-2240 which produces an impressive 22 pages of black and white text per minute without taking up a large amount of desk space. Samsung has also assured that those quick prints are of the highest quality - the ML-2240 prints each page at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. That's roughly twice the quality of similar models by HP and others. The ML-2240 measures a mere 14" x 12" x 8", making it the perfect desktop accessory for small businesses or home office users. And because it prints solely in black and white, consumers will find its compact design comes at a much more affordable price than colour models.
Because this printer is specifically designed for high-volume office and workgroup environments, it ships with a relatively high capacity paper tray that holds up to 150 sheets of paper. This isn't the highest capacity among laser printers, but it's enough to get through several jobs without the hassle of refilling every few minutes. The paper tray is also quite versatile, supporting standard A4-size paper.
The ML-2240 supports wired networking. For workgroup environments, this feature is a must-have and Samsung has been rather diligent about ensuring it is included with all of its business-targeted models. Samsung has made sure that this model works with any wired router on the market, so setup is generally straightforward and doesn't take more than a few minutes. At 22 pages per minute, this highly efficient model is a great fit for those who need to get the most done in the least amount of time.
For business users who don't need the luxury of a colour laser printer, or simply want to save money by purchasing a monochrome model, the Samsung ML-2240 laser printer is a strong contender. It doesn't ship with all of the extra bells and whistles that many laser printers have decided to tack on as standard, but that allows it to simply focus on doing its job, and doing it well.