Samsung SCX-4500 Review

By Team Digit | Updated Mar 01 2008
Samsung SCX-4500  Review
DIGIT RATING
70 /100
  • design

    80

  • performance

    80

  • value for money

    70

  • features

    70

Verdict

At Rs 10,999, the Samsung SCX-4500 is sweetly priced. This stylish printer strikes the right chords - you get a beautiful-looking MFD that delivers where it matters. The SCX-4500 is more suitable as a personal MFD or for a very small workgroup.

Samsung SCX-4500 detailed review



The Black beauty

Samsung’s SCX-4500 is a multi-function device (MFD) that doesn’t look like one. The paper cassette has a miniscule 100-sheet capacity; this eliminates the of SCX-4500 as a shared office resource. The detachable output tray can hardly hold any pages. There are very few buttons on the top, and all of them are touch operated. The LED display offers limited information, and general errors such as paper empty, paper jams are indicated via red glowing icons.

Installing the toner cartridge is simple—a catch below the scanner deck opens the cartridge bay and the slim cartridge fits in with hardly any effort—good for non-technical consumers. Samsung’s ScanThru application takes care of setting the printer on the PC side. It also has additional features for built-in OCR, colour correction, etc.

Performance-wise, the SCX-4500 delivered 14 pages in a minute. Our taxing combi-document was printed in 16 seconds—not the fastest, but not slow at all. Print quality is typical Samsung—dark, sharp and crisp. Text is immaculately reproduced, ditto with reversed text. The printer unit reproduced all hues in the grey scale spectrum—quite good from a laser printer. The copier unit also performs admirably—the speed is fast, but quality isn’t among the best we’ve seen. The quality of the copy largely depends on the source—coloured pages are copied perfectly, but black-and-white pages aren’t reproduced that well—especially newspaper clippings etc. The scanner unit does a decent job at acceptable speeds. Edge-to-edge sharpness is excellent, and details are well-preserved.  
At Rs 10,999, the Samsung SCX-4500 is sweetly priced. This stylish printer strikes the right chords—you get a beautiful-looking MFD that delivers where it matters. The SCX-4500 is more suitable as a personal MFD or for a very small workgroup.


RATINGS
Features : 3.5
Performance : 4
Build quality : 4
Value for Money : 3.5
Overall : 3.5


Specifications

Mono laser, 600 dpi print, 16 ppm, flatbed scanner, 600 x 2400 dpi scan, copy without PC, USB 2.0 and Samsung SmarThru driver
 
Contact : Samsung India Pvt Ltd
Phone : 011-41511234   
E-mail : anupam.k@samsung.com
Web site : www.samsung.com/in
Price : Rs 10,999

 

Samsung SCX-4500 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 01 Mar 2008
Market Status: Discontinued
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