If you don’t need to print in color or you want to save money by printing in black and white, a laser printer might be the answer for you. Laser printers have been around for a long time, but manufacturer’s like Samsung are still innovating. The new Samsung ML-2525W has added special software that allows you to select and drag and drop any web page content into a page to print. They also have added speedier printing, wireless capabilities, and a compact and stylish design.

As shown in Figure 1, the Samsung ML-2525W comes in a typical printer box.

Samsung ML-2525W Laser Printer ReviewFigure 1: The box.

Inside the box is the printer itself, wrapped in protective bindings, as shown in Figure 2. Also included, and shown in Figure 3, is the power cable, a USB cable, a quick install guide, warranty card booklet, network installation guide, and software disk. On the bottom right of Figure 3 you will also see a letter from Samsung giving support options including the website address, the email support options and an 800 telephone support number. After spending much time searching for customer support telephone numbers for some products, this is a refreshing and welcome inclusion.

Samsung ML-2525W Laser Printer ReviewFigure 2: The printer in its transit wrappings.

Samsung ML-2525W Laser Printer ReviewFigure 3: What’s in the box.

When unwrapped, the printer itself is very stylish, as shown in Figure 4.

Samsung ML-2525W Laser Printer ReviewFigure 4: The Samsung ML-2525W.

Most of the printer is a flat black finish, except for the top cover. It has a shinier finish that is covered with a textured check pattern that you can both see and feel. This finish is less susceptible to fingerprints and scratches.

The ML-2525W weighs in at 16.9 pounds (7.66 kg) and measures 7.8 inches tall, 14.2 inches wide, and 15.3 inches deep (36.06 x 38.8 x 19.8 cm). The paper cassette is enclosed in the printer, so this printer is very compact and has a small footprint.

Sandy Berger, respected computer authority, journalist, media guest, speaker, and author, has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert. Her eight books include: How to Have a Meaningful Relationship with Your Computer, Your Official Grown-up's Guide to AOL and the Internet, Cyber Savers –Tips & Tricks for Today’s Drowning Computer Users, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Better Living through Technology, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to the Internet, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Gadgets & Gizmos, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Health & Wellness, and Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Travel. Sandy’s newspaper column, magazine articles, feature stories, product reviews, and computer tips can be found at her website, Compu-KISS.