Conclusion

April 26, 2012 by Sarah Meyer Reads (17,037)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

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

Energy Tests
When printing, the SCX-3405w was usually between 200 ? 600W but dropped to less than 100W when the job was completed, before falling into a ready mode of about 4W.

The SCX-3405fw drops into sleep mode of about 3W within one minute of non-use. To use the printer again, simply hit print or press a button on the control panel. The printer will warm up for a few brief seconds (spiking as high as 800W) then begin to print or fall into ready mode.

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

Conclusion

Reviewing the SCX-3405fw so closely after its single function family member, the ML-2165w, really let me think about the similarities and differences and what they mean to a potential customer.

They share the same print speeds and print quality that earned the ML-2165w four and half stars in its review, but the SCX-3405fw comes with additional functionality and features that widen its target market.

Consider for $80, you get scan, copy and have fax capability as well as a larger processor with more standard memory, a 40-sheet automatic document feeder and additional connectivity options. It?s hard not to think of the SCX-3405fw as the real winner in this family.

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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