The Samsung Xpress M2825DW has won the BLI Summer 2013 "Pick" for "Outstanding Personal Monochrome Printer."
“To me, image quality was the best thing about this unit,” said BLI Test Technician Rich Holloway. “Characters were dark and sharp; line art was consistent across the board; halftones were produced over the entire range, with smooth coverage in every level; and solids were dark. For a personal printer, you really can’t ask for better output than what I saw from the Xpress M2825DW.
"It’s noteworthy that the unit didn’t misfeed or require any service over 6,000 pages, and that routine maintenance procedures are simples," Holloway added. "And the feature set provides everything users would need in terms of memory and paper." One of Samsung’s "calling cards" for the past several years has been environmental friendliness, and the Xpress M2825DW follows that trend to a T. "The Result Simulator in the driver provides the estimated reduction for carbon dioxide emissions and energy and paper consumption when 'green' features are selected," said BLI Associate Editor Carl Schell. "The Easy Eco Driver lets users remove text or images, or lighten text or change the font, to conserve toner, without affecting the original document." Also, pressing the Eco hardkey on the control panel defaults the unit to the most environmentally responsible settings, standard automatic duplexing contributes to less paper waste, and printing in toner-save mode extends the life of the cartridge, all of which helps achieve a lower TCO. “So with this unit, users can be 'green' and save money," Schell noted.
Concluded BLI Senior Analyst for Printers and A4 MFPs Marlene Orr, "The Xpress M2825DW has a compact footprint, but Samsung has given it plenty of value by packing the unit full of features that are sure to meet, and exceed, the needs of individuals."
"Samsung’s monochrome laser printers and MFPs in the M2825 series reflect our commitment to create powerful, attractive products that meet consumer demands for performance, cost efficiency and ease of use," said Joosang Eun, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We are honoured by the award from BLI and we consider them as recognition of our continued effort in discovering new possibilities in printer innovation."
BLI highly recommends the Samsung Xpress M2825DW for environments with monthly volumes of up to 1,000 impressions.
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About BLI Pick Awards
Twice a year with its "Pick" awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to those products thatprovided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that takes approximately two months to complete. The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which each unit is run at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. BLI’s durability test is unique among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors. Other performance attributes evaluated include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value, among others. Each product that successfully passes BLI’s lab test earns BLI’s “Recommended” or “Highly Recommended” seal and a BLI "Certificate of Reliability" and the best performers qualify as "Pick" contend-ers. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.