At Rs 8,300, the SCX-4300 is an excellent buy for the features on offer. If you want a sturdy, low volume laser MF device then SCX-4300 makes good sense and we recommend it.
The SCX-4300 is the latest in the successful SCX series of multi-function devices from Samsung.
The SCX-4300 looks terrific in its black outfit and will definitely look good on any desk. The wider and deeper SCX-4300 now allows buttons and two lines, 16 character LCD display on the front console. The paper cassette has healthy 250 page capacity and the output tray can hold around 50 sheets.
What’s even more impressive is the fact that the device is able to produce first print within 11 seconds. While most MF device print and scan well they don’t do that good when copy function is used which requires both the scanner engine and print engine to work in a serial manner. The SCX-4300 is able to deliver first copy within 13 seconds, the best we have seen in the small device category.
In our document printout tests the SCX-4300 delivered exceptional quality, however with just 600x600 dpi resolution and half toning, graphics don’t come out well. We tried printing line graphs, pie charts, bar graphs and they came out well, but similar results were not seen when photographs were printed. Print quality suffers a bit with the copy function.
The scanner unit on the SCX-4300 is moderately fast at scanning and takes around 20 seconds to complete a 150 dpi A4 colour photograph. The scanner output quality is moderate; nothing to write home about. Details are captured well with sharpness kept within check.