Samsung SCX-3405fw Review: First Look

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Samsung introduced two new monochrome laser printers – the SCX-3405fw and the ML-2165w – for small office/ home office at the end of February.

We reviewed the Samsung ML-2165w earlier this month, and now we turn our attention to the Samsung SCX-3405fw. The SCX-3405fw shares much with the ML-2165fw: print speeds up to 21 ppm, a print resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, a monthly duty cycle up to 10,000 pages, 150-sheet paper tray and wireless connectivity.

But it also adds scan, copy and fax functionality along with a 40-sheet automatic document feeder, a 16 x 2 line LCD, a 433 MHz processor with 128 MB of memory and wired network connectivity.

Want to know more? Read our hands-on first look of the SCX-3405fw with info on the build, design, specs, pricing and plenty of photos from our test lab. And make sure you come back soon for the full review!

Build & Design
The Samsung SCX-3405fw shares the same light gray outer shell and ultra compact footprint of its single function brethren. The SCX-3405fw’s approximate dimensions are 16 x 12 x 12-inches in non-use and 16 x 12 x 17-inches in use.

The 40-sheet automatic document feeder is found on the top of SCX-3405fw and allows users to easily scan, copy or fax large documents up to legal size. The 8.5 x 11.7-inch flatbed scanner is found directly beneath the ADF and offers a 600 x 600 dpi optical print resolution.

The 100-sheet output tray is found front and center with the adjustable control panel to the right of it. The control panel features a 16 x 2 line LCD with an alphanumerical key pad, four directional wheel, three device keys and nine quick keys including the power key.

Lift up under the Samsung logo, the pull up the output tray where it’s marked “open” to access the single 1500-page all-in-one MLT-D101S black toner cartridge.

Flip open the 150-sheet paper tray and adjust the guide to print on a variety of media including, but not limited to envelopes, labels, card stock in a variety of sizes ranging from 3 x 5-inches to 8.5 x 14-inches.

All connections can be found on the back of the SCX-3405fw. Connection options include: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100 Base TX and Wireless 802.11 b/g/n.

SCX-3405fw Specifications:

  • Multifunction monochrome laser: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 21 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • 40-sheet automatic document feeder
  • 433 MHz processor with 128MB of memory standard
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 10,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 150 sheets
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • Operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
  • 1-year limited warranty

Pricing and Availability
The Samsung SCX-3405fw is available now through authorized retailers for the suggested price of $199.99.

Supplies are also available through retailers. I found the MLT-D101S replacement toner cartridge on sale at Staples for $79.99 but on TigerDirect.com for $58.99.

Samsung offers a 1-year warranty for the SCX-3405fw, but if you register your product after purchase, Samsung will extend the warranty an extra three months free of charge.

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