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Samsung M2885FW

Samsung M2885FW
87
Reviews
83 Reviews + 1 Award
70
Features
Good Features
85
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
77
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
3 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
An award winning and good value for money 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a good spec. Owners report that this laser printer produces brilliant quality prints, has very wifi capacity and it's really easy to setup.
buyerslab.com 2014 Pick
4800 X 600 DPI 28ppm No Yes Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Print Speed Colour Printing Duplex Printing Release Date
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Samsung M2885FW number 6 across all laser printers.

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Kagoo Score
87
Reviews
71
Features
86
Popularity
77
Value for Money
69
Age
0
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78
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 78?

several reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this laser printer to others. This laser printer has received an industry award from Buyerslab.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer laser printers with better features are available. However this Samsung laser printer has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The M2885FW has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4800 x 600 DPI
Supports duplex printing
Slower than average print speed
Does not support colour printing

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each laser printer by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the laser printer is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec laser printers come to market, the older laser printers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

87
Reviews

Average Review Score

4 stars (83 reviews)

46%

of Customers Would Recommend
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38 Reviews
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2014 Pick Award

It's received a 2014 Pick Award from buyerslab.com.
2014 Pick from buyerslab.com

What Are People Saying About the Samsung M2885FW?

Print Quality
37
4
Price
36
9
Printer Usage
2
2
Ease of Use
8
1
Connectivity
3
2
Print Speed
2
0
Design
2
2
Support
3
2
Features
3
1
Robustness
3
0
Noise Level
0
1
7 Out of 10 People Thought the Samsung M2885 Was Priced Fairly
  • Good quality at even better price. Only issue was I had to download driver for windows 10...
    Chris - Bestbuy.com 31 Aug 2018
  • Excellent value for money with small footprint with all in one consumables. WiFi network printing is great across all hardware including tablets smartphones. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Nov 2016
  • Good value. Cheap to run. Set up is simple. Cheap to run. Set up is simple. Nothing so far.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 29 Nov 2017
  • Very quick. According to Which reports. Inexpensive running costs. Tricky to set up.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 20 Apr 2018
  • Three People Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Two people thought that the Samsung M2885 was well made.

  • Well made machine and very satisfied with it to date...
    John - Amazon.co.uk 5 Jul 2018
  • ... trying to make this work on ethernet cable and be available over wifi. it has built in wifi but I'd like an ethernet connection that should be broadcast ...
    Dajae1200 - Amazon.co.uk 2 Sep 2018
  • One Person Thought This Laser Printer Was a Good Size
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    5 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Samsung M2885 Was Well Designed

    Two people thought that the Samsung M2885 was well designed.

  • ... communication including wi-fi which was a must for me. Good compact size. Well designed. Easy ink change. Prints fast with quality finish. Took me a while ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Jun 2017
  • ... printed anything, just came up with an error code. So it looks like good design being failed by poor manufacturing and quality control - hopefully not ...
    AC - Amazon.co.uk 15 May 2018
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Samsung M2885 was very easy to setup and to use.

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    Really Easy to Setup
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Easy to set up and use.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Jun 2017
  • Very easy to set up and use. Would highly recommend.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 1 Jun 2015
  • ... and attached it to my desktop and was printing in 5 minutes. The WiFi was very easy to set up and now my whole family can print from not only their laptops, ...
    BR53 - Bestbuy.com 15 Jul 2016
  • Used as home business printer. Extremely easy to set up, works great as wireless printer with all of my devices (Apple or other brands). I found this printer ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 25 Feb 2015
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    Really Easy to Use
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    6 Out of 10 People Thought it Had Inferior Technical Features

    Four people thought that the Samsung M2885 had a bad display.

  • ... my printer settings so it helps if u are familiar with IT. Found the display a bit confusin. Took me a while to sort out wifi connection because i needed ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Jun 2017
  • ... printer settings so it helps if u are familiar with IT. Found the display a bit confusing to begin with but sorted that by playing around with it.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Jun 2017
  • ... Automatic document feeder. Power use in sleep mode 4 W). Small, cursory nontouch display. No memory card reader. NFC doesn't work with iOS. Only one standard ...
    Digital Versus 1 Jul 2014
  • Nothing. Too slow. Not good in display.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Apr 2018
  • Most People Thought This Laser Printer Was Good in Terms of Connectivity

    Six people thought that the Samsung M2885 had very wifi capacity.

  • ... footprint with all in one consumables. WiFi network printing is great across all hardware including tablets smartphones. First page out can feel slow. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Nov 2016
  • This printer is an excellent all rounder. Has every form of communication including wi-fi which was a must for me. Good compact size. Well designed. Easy ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Jun 2017
  • ... should be able to print from wherever you are. This is one of the reasons I purchased a new Wi-Fi capable unit.Since I had this printer also connected ...
    Soundguy - Bestbuy.com 11 Apr 2018
  • ... I think Samsung listened to people and had a Samsung Easy Wi-Fi Setup download on their support page for this unit and well it was…..Easy. Connected ...
    Soundguy - Bestbuy.com 11 Apr 2018
  • Five People Thought it Was Bad When it Came to Technical Guidance

    Five people thought that the Samsung M2885 had bad technical guidance.

  • ... regard to operating. Without reference to manual. Drawings on startup instructions not very clear in content. All functions self explanatory on printer ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2017
  • ... straightforward. Which was a nice surprise after my previous Samsung. No set-up instructions. Straightforward to use. The scan user interface is straightforward.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 Jan 2018
  • Print quality and general easy of use (except via wireless). Very poor instructions. Difficult to set up to use wireless. Gave up and used cable. Very ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jul 2017
  • ... able to use some of the basics of this product. But, I find the instructions difficult to understand and follow. I'm almost 88 years old and need to have ...
    Walt, - Bhphotovideo.com 5 Aug 2017
  • Some Customers Thought it Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind

    Four people thought that the Samsung M2885 was very eco-friendly.

  • Fast with Clear Print even on Eco Mode.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 May 2015
  • ... doublesided printing. Includes ADF. WiFi, manual feed slot. NFCcompatible. Costsaving Eco mode. LCD panel is twoline and not backlit. Slightly higherthanaverage ...
    computershopper.com 4 Aug 2015
  • Double sided printing and eco mode to save paper and ink. Nothing so far.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • ... make the numerous functions easie...NFC. Mobile Print and WiFi Direct. Easy Eco mode. Multipurpose paper tray. Automatic document feeder. Power use in ...
    Digital Versus 1 Jul 2014
  • One Person Thought it Did Not Have an OK Noise Level
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    Some Owners Thought This Laser Printer Was a Fast Printer

    Two people thought that the Samsung M2885 was a fast printer.

  • ... capability that's especially important... This inexpensive mono-laser all-in-one has unusually fast print speeds, plus a host of convenience features. ...
    computershopper.com 4 Aug 2015
  • ... if you are looking for a low cost black and white laser all and one that has fast print and scan times you probably would enjoy this one.But tough the ...
    Soundguy - Bestbuy.com 11 Apr 2018
  • More Than 30 People Thought it Produced Good Quality Prints

    Over 30 people thought that the Samsung M2885 produced brilliant quality prints.

  • Good quality at even better price. Only issue was I had to download driver for windows 10...
    Chris - Bestbuy.com 31 Aug 2018
  • It's great economical, good print quality with network capabilities. Simply great...
    Dave - Bestbuy.com 26 May 2016
  • Print quality and general easy of use (except via wireless). Very poor instructions. Difficult to set up to use wireless. Gave up and used cable. Very ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jul 2017
  • The print quality is good. It is slow and won't print envelopes without creasing them.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Jun 2017
  • 6 Out of 10 Customers Thought This Laser Printer Had Many Different Uses

    Four people thought that the Samsung M2885 was excellent for scanning documents.

  • You can copy ID very clear and two sided printing reduce the use of paper.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Apr 2015
  • Straightforward to use. The scan user interface is straightforward. Which was a nice surprise after my previous Samsung. No set-up instructions. Straightforward ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 Jan 2018
  • Ge meter to show toner level Scans efficiently. Price of cartridges Doesn't pick up manual feed all the time.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Nov 2016
  • ... small office could ask. The print quality is great, the print and scan speed is great, and the footprint is small - which allows each workstation to have ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 12 Feb 2015
  • How Good Are Samsung Laser Printers?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    4800 x 600 DPI
    Supports duplex printing
    Slower than average print speed
    Does not support colour printing
    Smaller than average standard input capacity

    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought it was solidly made
    5 out of 10 customers thought the Samsung M2885 was well designed
    More than 10 people thought it was easy to use
    Most people thought this laser printer was good in terms of connectivity
    Some owners thought this laser printer was a fast printer
    More than 30 people thought it produced good quality prints
    6 out of 10 customers thought this laser printer had many different uses
    6 out of 10 people thought it had inferior technical features
    Five people thought it was bad when it came to technical guidance
    Slower Than Average Print Speed

    The print speed of the Samsung M2885 of only 28ppm is slower than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is slower than 66% of all laser printers when ordered by this feature. Laser printers have print speeds of between 8ppm and 75ppm, and the average print speed is 34ppm.

    What does "print speed" mean? Less Edit
    4800 X 600 DPI

    The biggest resolution of the Samsung M2885 is 4800 x 600 DPI. That's over two times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1200 x 1200 DPI. Laser printers resolutions range from 600 x 600 DPI (worst) to 4800 x 1200 DPI (best). §.

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    Does Not Support Colour Printing

    Like most other laser printers, the Samsung M2885 does not support colour printing. 56% of laser printers do not support colour printing.

    What is colour printing? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Standard Input Capacity

    The average standard input capacity of all laser printers is 430 sheets, with the smallest being 0.0018 sheets and the biggest being 4,400 sheets. The Samsung M2885's standard input capacity of only 250 sheets is in the smallest 28% of all laser printers when sorted by this feature.

    What does "standard input capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Duplex Printing
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    The Samsung M2885 supports duplex printing, as do 79% of laser printers.

    What is duplex printing? Less Edit
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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Samsung M2885FW has been listed on Kagoo since March 2017 and is currently ranked number 6 out of 327 laser printers.
    77
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    7 out of 10 people thought the Samsung M2885 was priced fairly
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    Samsung M2885FW Release Date

    September 2015

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    How Fast Do Samsung Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

    Samsung laser printers tend to depreciate slower than most laser printers.

    Most laser printers drop in price by 9% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Samsung laser printers drop in price by 2% on average. That means that on a typical Samsung laser printer costing $825 you could save on average $12 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some customers thought it had been designed with environmental issues in mind
    4 Stars

    46%

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    Samsung M2885FW Specification

    Key Features
    Maximum Resolution
    Print Speed
    Colour Printing
    Print Technology
    Print Technology
    Duplex Printing
    Input Capacity
    Auto Document Feeder (ADF) Input Capacity
    Standard Input Capacity
    Paper Handling
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    ISO A-Series Sizes (A0...A9)
    Ports & Interfaces
    Optional Connectivity
    Design
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    Packaging Content
    Bundled Software
    Other Features
    Printer Features
    Toner Cartridge
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Interface
    Weight

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