April 4, 2012 by Sarah Meyer Reads (16,024)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 9
    • Features
    • 7
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.83
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Energy Tests
When printing, the ML-2165w hovered in a range of 200 – 500W but almost immediately dropped to less than 100W when the job was completed.

The ML-2165w stays around 2W in ready mode; when the printer drops into sleep mode the energy use drops to about 1W. Pretty impressive for a laser printer, even when it’s as small and simple as the ML-2165w.

ML-2165w Specifications:

  • Single function monochrome laser printer
  • Print speeds: up to 21 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • 300 MHz processor with 32MB of memory
  • Samsung MobilePrint Application
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 10,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 150-sheets
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Wi-Fi
  • Operating system: Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 1-year warranty on parts and labor


The selling point for the Samsung ML-2165w could also be considered its major flaw: it is a single function monochrome laser printer. The target market is small for this device; think a home or small office in need of an inexpensive, high volume printer or a dorm room where the student has limited space and prints quite a bit.

And although the ML-2165w offers wireless connectivity isn’t ideal as anything other than a desktop printer simply because of it’s limited functionality. If you are looking for an affordable, no nonsense printer with multiple connection options for personal use be it in a office or a home, than the ML-2165w could be right for you.

Pricing and Availability
The Samsung ML-2165w is available now through authorized vendors for the suggested price of $119.99.

The ML-2165w takes the single MLT-D101S black toner cartridge and it is available for purchase through authorized retailers for the suggested price of $79.99.

The Samsung ML-2165w comes with a 1-year warranty on parts and labor, but Samsung offers an additional three months warranty when customers register their product on the Samsung website.



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