Manufacturer: Samsung Part number: CLP-300
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- Bottom Line:
- The tiny Samsung CLP-300 color laser printer is a good bargain for those with very basic print needs. If you need more from your printer, you'll have to spend a little more money.
CNET editors' review
- Reviewed by: Felisa Yang
- Edited by: Matthew Elliott
- Reviewed on: 01/26/2007
- Released on: 10/01/2006
The good: Compact; decently fast black text prints; toner canisters are easy to swap out.
The bad: Slow at all but black text prints; print quality could use a lot of improvement.
The bottom line: The tiny Samsung CLP-300 color laser printer is a good bargain for those with very basic print needs. If you need more from your printer, you'll have to spend a little more money.
CLP 300 is JUNK ! Nothing But Problems
by Samsung Is Crap on March 24, 2007
Pros: ZERO If the thing doesnt work !
Cons: CLP 300 is JUNK ! Nothing But Problems
Summary: CLP 300 is JUNK ! Nothing But Problems with the paper feed mechanism (loud clacking noises followed be chronic jams,)I use only 20LB plain paper too. Only 2 months old ...
Summary: CLP 300 is JUNK ! Nothing But Problems with the paper feed mechanism (loud clacking noises followed be chronic jams,)I use only 20LB plain paper too. Only 2 months old and not even 1/8 of the original toner used yet!
Junk, absolute JUNK!
0 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
YUCK! Worst color printer I have ever used. Absolutely abysmal
by cnet_gms on December 2, 2006
Pros: Small size, good in-store print demo, and would make a good boat anchor
Cons: Poor font rendering, low memory, speed depends on your cpu, color is less than satisfactory, driver needs complete rewrite
Summary: I bought this printer based on the print sample at the store and the fact that I was tired of buying ink cartridges. I was impressed with the small size ...
Summary: I bought this printer based on the print sample at the store and the fact that I was tired of buying ink cartridges. I was impressed with the small size of this printer as well. That led me to purchase this printer.
Font rendering is horrible. Not sure why Samsung would have deviated from the well programmed drivers that almost every other laser printer uses, but the fonts are heavier and skewed. The color rendering of images were blah, but I didn't really know how bad it was until my spouse brought home a color printing from another printer that I truely saw the limitation of the Samsung.
This printer is an embarassment for a company that in my book usually performs, Samsung.
Folks do yourself a favor and steer clear from this printer. Perhaps Samsung will take note, step up, and improve the driver or pull the product after reading these reviews.
0 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Part number: CLP-300
- Description: Samsung introduces the smallest and lightest color laser printer in its class, the CLP-300. It features the same exclusive NO NOIS print engine that's in the professional series of color laser printers, for quiet operation and simple toner changes.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Printer Type Personal printer - Laser - Laser - Color - Color
- Print Speed up to 16 ppm - A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in),
up to 17 ppm - Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in),
up to 4 ppm - A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in),
up to 4 ppm - Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
- Connectivity Technology Wired
- Interface USB USB
- Max Resolution ( Color ) 2400 dpi x 600 dpi 2400 x 600 dpi
- Language Simulation SPL-C
- Processor Samsung 300 MHz
- RAM Installed ( Max ) 32 MB / 32 MB (max)
- Media Type Cards ,
- Media Size Class A4/Legal
- Max Media Size Legal (216 x 356 mm),
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
- Max Media Size (Custom) 8.5 in x 14 in
- Media Sizes Legal (8.5 in x 14 in),
A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in),
Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
- Total Media Capacity 150 sheets
- Media Feeder(s) 1 x Autoload - 150 sheets
- Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 24200 pages 24200 pages
- Modem None
- Networking None
- Type None
- Copier Type None
Expansion / Connectivity
- Connections 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type B
- Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
- Power Device Power supply - Internal
- Type None
Software / System Requirements
- OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.4 ,
Red Hat Fedora Core 1 ,
Red Hat Linux 9 ,
SuSE Linux 8.2 ,
Red Hat Linux 8.0 ,
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ,
Apple MacOS X 10.3 ,
Red Hat Fedora Core 3 ,
SuSE Linux 9.2 ,
Mandrake Linux 9.2 ,
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP ,
Mandrake Linux 10.1 Discovery
- Sound Emission (Idle) 35 dBA
- Sound Emission (Operating) 48 dBA
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 15.4 in
- Depth 13.5 in
- Height 10.4 in
- Weight 30 lbs
- Rosewill RTC-CLP-C300A - toner cartridge (34841045)14.99
- Rosewill RTC-CLP-M300A - toner cartridge (34914926)14.99
- Rosewill RTC-CLP-Y300A - toner cartridge (34841049)14.99
- Rosewill RTC-CLP-K300A - toner cartridge (34914934)14.99
- Samsung CLP-K300A - toner cartridge (31881927)10.39 - 68.00