The Samsung ML-2510 toner printer is a network-ready monochrome workgroup laser printer that Samsung sells well below market prices. In other words, this is an excellent option for the small business on a tight budget, but it's also quite suitable for the home user willing to splurge a little. When we think economy, we sometimes associate that with cheap, but that isn't the case here. The ML-2510 is a premium laser printer that produces high-quality text at 1,200 dpi at a rate of 24 pages per minute. There are some sacrifices to achieve this price level: it doesn't support duplex printing, it only supports the basic paper sizes and it has a relatively small capacity for office use at 250 sheets.
Samsung uses a basic office style for the ML-2510 with a reserved two-tone colour scheme: light grey and medium grey. But don't mistake reserved for ugly. This machine uses angles and rounded corners to great effect for a style that is appealing but doesn't stand out. It also has a small footprint compared to most office-oriented printers, and although it's likely too large for a workstation desk, it doesn't need a dedicated space, and you shouldn't have much trouble finding a convenient spot for it. Consumers should note that Samsung has taken a minimalist approach with the on-board control panel, so you must access the finer options through the software interface.
The greatest advantage to the ML-2510 is that it meets the demands of the small and medium offices at the price of laser printers intended for home use. It is also completely network-ready, includes software and drivers for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, has high-speed USB ports, and even has a parallel port for legacy configurations. Another important aspect of the ML-2510 is that the Samsung ML-2510 toner cartridges yield 3,000 pages, and Cartridge Save the Samsung ML-2510 toner cartridges at prices that are competitive with cartridges that yield only 2,000 pages.
The biggest drawback to the Samsung ML-2510 is that it doesn't offer duplex printing, which is a prevalent need in office environments. Of course, you can print to two sides manually, but this is a big inconvenience for jobs of any substantial size. Another issue is the drawer size, which is only 250 pages. That capacity in and of itself isn't an issue; it's that Samsung offers no way to upgrade the machine. That's unfortunate since many offices need to print much larger jobs unattended, and those businesses may need to look elsewhere because of a lack of upgrade option.