Backed with a one-year warranty, the Samsung ML-1630 is priced at Rs 11,490—too high a price for top-notch aesthetics with sub-par performance.
Beauty Is Skin-deep
Take one look at the Samsung ML-1630, and you’ll be forced to think: is this really a printer? Samsung has paid great attention to the aesthetics of this mono laser printer by giving it a glossy, piano-black finish and no sharp edges. Just 12.2 cm tall, it’s smaller than many inkjets out there.
The control panel is rather simple—there are two touch-sensitive buttons for Power and Cancel. The visual indicators become visible during operation in the form of a blue LED display that displays the total number of pages printed. The input tray is hidden, and can be opened using a mechanical button. It holds 100 sheets, but the output tray holds just 30.
The printer has issues handling paper—almost every time we printed, the first page emerged crumpled. For a multi-page document, it took 17 seconds for the first page and around 4 for every page thereafter. In our standard test print, it could print at 6.5 pages per minute. Print quality is decent—sharp edges, proper gray tones and small point sizes were all printed well.
The printer features only the USB interface. Nothing comes bundled except for the standard drivers and a manual. It comes with a toner cartridge that’s good for 1,000 pages, but a replacement cartridge (for 2000 sheets) is the standard one used with this printer. Backed with a one-year warranty, the Samsung ML-1630 is priced at Rs 11,490—too high a price for top-notch aesthetics with sub-par performance.
|Features : 3
|Performance : 3
|Ease of Use : 4
|Value for Money : 2.5
|Overall : 3
Resolution: 1200 x 600 dpi (hardware); Input tray: 100 sheets; Output tray: 30 sheets; Buffer: 8 MB; Dimensions: 33 (W) x 37.6 (D) x 12.2 (H) cm; Weight: 6.3 kg
Contact : Samsung India Electronics Pvt Ltd
Phone : 91-11-41511234
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site : www.samsung.com/in
Price : Rs 11,490