Samsung ML-2151N Laser Printer

Monochrome - 21 ppm Mono - Parallel - Fast Ethernet - PC, Mac - MPN: ML2151NXAA
Product Details
Description
Fast. Hard-working. Expandable. We're talking about your business. And we have just the printers you need. Our ML-2151n printers can handle everything a small to medium-sized business can throw at it. Broad compatibility. Professional quality. Samsung durability. Our printers work as hard as you do
Quick Glance
Functions Printer
Printer Type Monochrome Laser Printer
Interface Connection Parallel Yes, Network RJ-45 Yes
Included Network Card Fast Ethernet
System Type PC, Mac
Black & White Print Speed 21 ppm
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member ammedley - Mar 26, 2004   

Strengths: Fast. Large paper tray. Ethernet and Duplexing standard. Sharp print quality.

Weakness: I couldnt find a way to switch duplexing in the software, before you print--it is only a button on the printer itself.

I got the printer for an excellent price--was the price artificially low back in December 2003 for some reason??? It has performed superbly to date, and I would definitely buy it again.

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5 Star Review   By member neverpay - Jan 17, 2004   

Strengths: speed, quality of print, unix support, price, what else ? everything

samsung makes really good quality product at reasonable price. set this printer up in window xp and unix(solaris 8) environment and works perfect !!!!!

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5 Star Review   By member bakerzdosen - Jan 3, 2004   

Strengths: VERY inexpensive for what it does - great quality fast.

Weakness: Doesn't vacuum house for us...

I'm still wondering how I got a printer like this for $300... Everybody had it for this price at the time, so I don't know why everyone suddenly raised prices, but oh well... Its worth more honestly. $1k less than an HP. Yeah, you'll hear people complain that it only comes with a 4k page starter cartridge, but for me, it's not an issue. No biggie. Just a deferred payment plan in my mind. The network setup was simple on the front panel. Not exactly like an HP, but pretty similar in concept. I didn't have to crack the manual open. Just put in a static IP after plugging in the network. It had already grabbed a DHCP address, so I only had to change one octet. The subnet and gateway were some funky impossible setting (4.10.132.5 or something), but so it added an additional 20 seconds to setup - big deal. So, I then downloaded the ppd's for OS X from their website and was printing in a few minutes. My wife's crappy WinME laptop was a different story, but that's a review of WinME, not the printer (amazing to me it doesn't allow LPR printing... I thought we'd have to spend more getting XP). However, Samsung's software worked like a charm. That only took an additional 20 minutes. Yeah, first page out is a BIT slow compared to some personal laser printers. The 12 second number you get from Samsung seems about right though. After the warmup, it's nearly instantaneous. All in all, a fast printer with great output quality and paper handling.

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5 Star Review   By member amarklin - Dec 22, 2003   

Strengths: PostScript Level3, PCL6, even IBM Proprinter! standard; Ethernet/USB/IEEE1284/WiFi option; 500-sheet tray + 100 manual; auto duplexing and 4-to-a-page; straight-through paper path; Toner save switch.

Weakness: Non-standard DIMM (1 slot) for RAM upgrades, 16MB standard RAM is a bit small for PostScript; included toner cart is rated at only 50% life (4000 pages); printed documentation sparse, but not needed.

Bottom line: appears Well-built; feature-laden; a great value at double the price. Would definitely buy again. This is a great workgroup printer, similar to HP's 2300dn ($1100). The printer warms up quickly and prints Very fast, very HQ, at 1200dpi/21 ppm. Halftones are smooth. Load a full ream into the 500-sheet tray and it pulls without jams or misfeeds. The manual feed tray holds 100 sheets and also provides a straight-through paper path for heavier stock, something HP gave up on many of its printers. Connection: USB 2.0, IEEE1284 parallel, Ethernet 10/100 are all standard. Optional internal wireless interface available as well. The driver software on the CD is clean and doesn't install a "control panel" or other nonsense. Docs make mention of a "Samsung Print Server" port driver, but I didn't find it--no matter, works fine with Windows'Standard TCP/IP Port and Generic Network Card option. Features: Automatic full-duplex (2-sided); 2- and 4-to-a-page modes; generous 500-sheet main tray; add optional 2nd 500-sheet tray for 1100 sheets total. Many ads still claim that PostScript is an option, but Samsung has made it standard--worth at least $150 by itself. Make sure you're getting the included PS DIMM when you order. The form factor is compact and surprisingly light. I'm used to HP's menu structure, so activating the Ethernet port from the front panel menu took a little time.

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5 Star Review   By member mdaitc - Dec 20, 2003   

Strengths: Good buildy quaility. Wide platform support. Good networking provision

Weakness: Paper has to re-enter for duplex

This printer amazed me both with the price, and the quality of the actual product. It is very fully featured, with network connection, duplex paper handling and very high speed, yet remains around the $300 mark. The output is comparable to any other laser printer in this field. I can highly recommend the printer.

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4 Star Review   By member zionlin - Dec 17, 2003   

Strengths: Heavey duty, solid construction, compared with others in the same price range; very good value for its features and quality.

Weakness: Printout is very good, but not as sharp or bright (glossy) as I experienced with other leading brands--probably due to the difference in toner's quality.

This is a very well built machince in term of construction and material. Some leading brands, for economical reason, start to use cheaper and lighter materials (e.g. thin plastic parts), which become easier to break.

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5 Star Review   By member ingerham - Dec 7, 2003   

Strengths: Lots of printer for your money. Fast print engine, PS 3, sharp text and great halftoning. All for $300.00. HP beware or Samsung will own the laser printer market.

Weakness: Not much Mac info in the manual. Great tech support makes up for it.

I purchased this printer a week ago and I still can’t believe it only cost $300.00. HP needs to take note or Samsung is going to own the laser printer market. The print engine is fast, the image quality is great, software load and set-up was quite easy. I had to get some tech support help with setting the printer up on a network as I have no experience in that arena. Tech support was helpful and polite. They were even prepared to deal with Mac OS X questions. Buyers take note that this printer comes with the Postscript 3 module as a standard feature. Most of the descriptions at on-line stores show PS as an option. However, I saw some text at the Samsung site that suggested it was standard. I called to find out and, sure enough, they include it on the ML-2151N. PS 3 modules retail for $150 alone so that makes a great deal even better.

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5 Star Review   By member RandyD123 - Sep 29, 2003   

Strengths: IEEE 1284 Parallel, USB 2.0, Fast Ethernet 10/100BaseTX RJ45

Weakness: Samsung doesn't seem to update drivers very often, if at all and a 128mb memory upgrade seems impossible to come by

this printer rocks! I set it up using the network interface and everything works great. Easy set up if you know networking.......if not I recommend using the USB cable and let XP configure for you.

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Product Details
Description
Fast. Hard-working. Expandable. We're talking about your business. And we have just the printers you need. Our ML-2151n printers can handle everything a small to medium-sized business can throw at it. Broad compatibility. Professional quality. Samsung durability. Our printers work as hard as you do
Quick Glance
Functions Printer
Printer Type Monochrome Laser Printer
Interface Connection Parallel Yes, Network RJ-45 Yes
Included Network Card Fast Ethernet
System Type PC, Mac
Black & White Print Speed 21 ppm
Summary
Product Title Samsung ML-2151N Laser Printer
Manufacturer Samsung
Power Score 4.9 | 8 Reviews
Printing
Maximum Print Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Media Handling
Media Size: A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.25", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", B5 - 7.19" x 10.13", Legal - 8.50" x 14", 8.25" x 11", Com10 Envelope, C6 Envelope - 4.49" x 6.38", C5 Envelope - 6.38" x 9", DL Envelope - 4.33" x 8.66", Monarch Envelope, 3" x 5"
Paper Handling Support: Plain Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label
Standard Input Sheet Capacity: 850 sheets
General
Category: B&W Laser
Monthly Duty Cycle: 100000 pages per month
General Features: Automatic Duplex Printing
Class: Printer
Dimensions
Height: 11.6 in
Weight: 27.30 lbs
Width: 14.3 in
Depth: 16.1 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
First Print Speed: 12 Second Monochrome
Product Series: ML
Black & White Horizontal Resolution: 1200 dpi
Dimensions: 11.60" Height x 14.30" Width x 16.10" Depth
Printer Language(s) Supported: HP PCL 6, IBM ProPrinter II, PostScript Level 3
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Number of Total Memory Slots: 1
Max Sheet Capacity: 600
Product Model: ML-2151N
Parallel Port: Yes
Brand Name: Samsung
Operating Power Consumption: 350 W
Print Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Automated Duplex Printing: Automatic
Installed Memory: 16 MB
Language Emulation: Epson FX-850
Media Handling: 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet
Recommended Use: Plain Paper Print
Media Sizes Accepted: Sheet - A4 (210mm x 297mm), Sheet - US Legal (8.5" x 14"), Sheet - US Letter (8.5" x 11")
Processor Speed: 166 MHz
Frequency Band: TonerSave extends cartridge life up to 40%Operating System SupportPC:Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XPLinux Red Hat, Caldera, Debian, Mandrake, Slackware, TurboLinux, SuSEMac:Classic, OS X 10, 10.1, 10.2
Black & White Vertical Resolution: 1200 dpi
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm): 21
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member ammedley - Mar 26, 2004   

Strengths: Fast. Large paper tray. Ethernet and Duplexing standard. Sharp print quality.

Weakness: I couldnt find a way to switch duplexing in the software, before you print--it is only a button on the printer itself.

I got the printer for an excellent price--was the price artificially low back in December 2003 for some reason??? It has performed superbly to date, and I would definitely buy it again.

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5 Star Review   By member neverpay - Jan 17, 2004   

Strengths: speed, quality of print, unix support, price, what else ? everything

samsung makes really good quality product at reasonable price. set this printer up in window xp and unix(solaris 8) environment and works perfect !!!!!

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5 Star Review   By member bakerzdosen - Jan 3, 2004   

Strengths: VERY inexpensive for what it does - great quality fast.

Weakness: Doesn't vacuum house for us...

I'm still wondering how I got a printer like this for $300... Everybody had it for this price at the time, so I don't know why everyone suddenly raised prices, but oh well... Its worth more honestly. $1k less than an HP. Yeah, you'll hear people complain that it only comes with a 4k page starter cartridge, but for me, it's not an issue. No biggie. Just a deferred payment plan in my mind. The network setup was simple on the front panel. Not exactly like an HP, but pretty similar in concept. I didn't have to crack the manual open. Just put in a static IP after plugging in the network. It had already grabbed a DHCP address, so I only had to change one octet. The subnet and gateway were some funky impossible setting (4.10.132.5 or something), but so it added an additional 20 seconds to setup - big deal. So, I then downloaded the ppd's for OS X from their website and was printing in a few minutes. My wife's crappy WinME laptop was a different story, but that's a review of WinME, not the printer (amazing to me it doesn't allow LPR printing... I thought we'd have to spend more getting XP). However, Samsung's software worked like a charm. That only took an additional 20 minutes. Yeah, first page out is a BIT slow compared to some personal laser printers. The 12 second number you get from Samsung seems about right though. After the warmup, it's nearly instantaneous. All in all, a fast printer with great output quality and paper handling.

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5 Star Review   By member amarklin - Dec 22, 2003   

Strengths: PostScript Level3, PCL6, even IBM Proprinter! standard; Ethernet/USB/IEEE1284/WiFi option; 500-sheet tray + 100 manual; auto duplexing and 4-to-a-page; straight-through paper path; Toner save switch.

Weakness: Non-standard DIMM (1 slot) for RAM upgrades, 16MB standard RAM is a bit small for PostScript; included toner cart is rated at only 50% life (4000 pages); printed documentation sparse, but not needed.

Bottom line: appears Well-built; feature-laden; a great value at double the price. Would definitely buy again. This is a great workgroup printer, similar to HP's 2300dn ($1100). The printer warms up quickly and prints Very fast, very HQ, at 1200dpi/21 ppm. Halftones are smooth. Load a full ream into the 500-sheet tray and it pulls without jams or misfeeds. The manual feed tray holds 100 sheets and also provides a straight-through paper path for heavier stock, something HP gave up on many of its printers. Connection: USB 2.0, IEEE1284 parallel, Ethernet 10/100 are all standard. Optional internal wireless interface available as well. The driver software on the CD is clean and doesn't install a "control panel" or other nonsense. Docs make mention of a "Samsung Print Server" port driver, but I didn't find it--no matter, works fine with Windows'Standard TCP/IP Port and Generic Network Card option. Features: Automatic full-duplex (2-sided); 2- and 4-to-a-page modes; generous 500-sheet main tray; add optional 2nd 500-sheet tray for 1100 sheets total. Many ads still claim that PostScript is an option, but Samsung has made it standard--worth at least $150 by itself. Make sure you're getting the included PS DIMM when you order. The form factor is compact and surprisingly light. I'm used to HP's menu structure, so activating the Ethernet port from the front panel menu took a little time.

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5 Star Review   By member mdaitc - Dec 20, 2003   

Strengths: Good buildy quaility. Wide platform support. Good networking provision

Weakness: Paper has to re-enter for duplex

This printer amazed me both with the price, and the quality of the actual product. It is very fully featured, with network connection, duplex paper handling and very high speed, yet remains around the $300 mark. The output is comparable to any other laser printer in this field. I can highly recommend the printer.

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4 Star Review   By member zionlin - Dec 17, 2003   

Strengths: Heavey duty, solid construction, compared with others in the same price range; very good value for its features and quality.

Weakness: Printout is very good, but not as sharp or bright (glossy) as I experienced with other leading brands--probably due to the difference in toner's quality.

This is a very well built machince in term of construction and material. Some leading brands, for economical reason, start to use cheaper and lighter materials (e.g. thin plastic parts), which become easier to break.

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5 Star Review   By member ingerham - Dec 7, 2003   

Strengths: Lots of printer for your money. Fast print engine, PS 3, sharp text and great halftoning. All for $300.00. HP beware or Samsung will own the laser printer market.

Weakness: Not much Mac info in the manual. Great tech support makes up for it.

I purchased this printer a week ago and I still can’t believe it only cost $300.00. HP needs to take note or Samsung is going to own the laser printer market. The print engine is fast, the image quality is great, software load and set-up was quite easy. I had to get some tech support help with setting the printer up on a network as I have no experience in that arena. Tech support was helpful and polite. They were even prepared to deal with Mac OS X questions. Buyers take note that this printer comes with the Postscript 3 module as a standard feature. Most of the descriptions at on-line stores show PS as an option. However, I saw some text at the Samsung site that suggested it was standard. I called to find out and, sure enough, they include it on the ML-2151N. PS 3 modules retail for $150 alone so that makes a great deal even better.

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5 Star Review   By member RandyD123 - Sep 29, 2003   

Strengths: IEEE 1284 Parallel, USB 2.0, Fast Ethernet 10/100BaseTX RJ45

Weakness: Samsung doesn't seem to update drivers very often, if at all and a 128mb memory upgrade seems impossible to come by

this printer rocks! I set it up using the network interface and everything works great. Easy set up if you know networking.......if not I recommend using the USB cable and let XP configure for you.

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