Samsung CLP-775nd Review: First Look

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Samsung unveiled the CLP-775nd earlier this month as the replacement for the CLP-770nd we reviewed last year.

But how will the CLP-775nd top the high praise we showered on the CLP-770nd last summer? Possibly with new features including upgraded print speeds of 35 ppm, a new 600 MHz dual core processor and larger standard memory capacity.

Today, we’ll be taking a hands-on first look at the CLP-775nd with detailed information on the build, design and specs as well as plenty of photos from our lab.

Also, make sure to check back for our full review of the CLP-775nd and find out how it competes on a market flooded with laser printers.

CLP775ND SPECIFCATIONS:

  • Single function color laser
  • Print speeds: up to 35 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 9600 x 600 effective dpi
  • Automatic duplexing
  • 600 MHz dual core processor with 364 MB memory
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 120,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 500-sheet cassette, 100-sheet multipurpose tray
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac OS, etc.
  • Energy Star certified
  • No warranty listed

BUILD AND DESIGN
The CLP-775nd’s design is nearly identical to the previous generation CLP-770nd. The gray boxy exterior, control panel, standard 500-sheet paper cassette and even the dimensions – 18 x 18 x 19 inches – are all the same. In effect, Samsung took the CLP-770nd box, added a few new features, and came up with the CLP-775nd.

Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since we gave the CLP-770nd a good review last May. Working our way down, you’ll see the 350-sheet output tray and slender control panel which features a four-line LCD, touch compass dial and four quick keys.

Grasp the middle handle on the front of the CLP-775nd to release the panel and access the four toner cartridges (CMYK) and transfer belt. Each cartridge will yield approximately 7000 pages and the transfer belt will yield about 50,000 pages before needing to be replaced.

The 100-sheet multipurpose tray can be opened by grabbing the small handle located on the front panel. This tray is great for unique media sized from 3 x5 inches upwards to legal sized. Think envelopes, labels, transparencies, etc.

The 500-sheet cassette is located at the bottom of the CLP-775nd. Users can opt to add two additional 500-sheet drawers for a total paper capacity of 1600 sheets.

All connection ports are located on the right side of the machine. The CLP-775nd comes standard with an Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base TX or Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection, but users can add wireless functionality with an expansion card.

PRICING AND AVAILABLITY

The Samsung CLP-775nd is available now thorugh authorized retailers for the suggested minimum price of $749.99.


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