Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W MFPs – Samsung SCX-5935FN is Best in Class

Generic-Gold-Medal (Mobile)In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W MFPs. Since virtually all inkjet All-in-Ones print in color, this group is composed of laser/LED- array devices that employ toner-based imaging. While these devices can cost as much to purchase and operate as several inkjet All-in-Ones combined, and their Cost per Page and energy consumption can be higher than business-class inkjets, very few inkjet All-in-Ones (if any) offer feature sets that will satisfy the deployment, security, and remote-management demands of the enterprise.

Our requirements for this class include networking, automatic duplex printing, automatic duplexing document feeder, standard 250-sheet media supply that can be expanded, PCL and/or PostScript and Universal print drivers, and remote management, deployment and industry-standard security capabilities.

Armed with this criteria, we found 10 candidates that ranged in price from $399.00 to $2,730.00, from  Canon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, OKI, Ricoh, Samsung,  and Xerox.

As is always the case with this class, there was a wide range of unit pricing, feature sets, and cost of operation. After extensive data collection, analysis and rating, we determined that the Samsung SCX-5935FN earned Best in Class because of the following strengths:

  • Samsung SCX-5935FNVery low Cost per Page and Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Quality Samsung design and construction.
  • Dominant scores in our rating system.
  • 7″ color touch screen that can be customized with optional services and user-customizable workflows.
  • High-yield (20,000 pages) all-in-one print cartridges.
  • Strong multifunction feature set and suite of client software.
  • Support for a wide range of printer languages, operating systems, and security protocols.
  • Standard 80-GB hard drive with image overwrite.
  • SyncThru 6 network-management solution with Job Accounting plug-in and SNMP Agent.
  • Optional Embedded Solutions Platform kit that enables installation of custom workflows and management solutions.

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