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Samsung Xpress M2022W Review

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Pros

  • Single-button wireless setup
  • Google Cloud remote print
  • Remove print elements through driver

Cons

  • No single-sheet tray
  • No high-capacity cartridge
  • Noisy

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £60.00
  • Wireless Direct print
  • NFC Tap and Print
  • Easy cartridge fit
  • 20ppm claimed speed
  • Easy Eco driver

What is the Samsung Xpress M2022W?

A compact mono laser can be the ideal printer for anybody with a limited budget, who doesn’t need colour print. Sub-£100 lasers sit in a surprisingly crowded market, with most of the main manufacturers offering at least one model. Samsung has long played in this arena and the Xpress M2022W offers good mobile compatibility, as well as wireless and USB connectivity.

Samsung Xpress M2022W – Design and Features

The printer has a very compact footprint when closed and Samsung has done its best to keep it small when opened for printing, too. The front panel folds down to become the paper feed tray and the two-stage paper support which folds out from the top takes a rakishly steep angle, increasing the printer’s height, but keeping its depth down.

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Samsung Xpress M2022W - Controls and NFC

The small control panel on the right-hand side has two leds and two illuminated buttons. As well as the power button there’s one for WPS connection; press it and the corresponding button on your WPS-enabled router and the printer connects securely with a minimum of fuss.

Samsung Xpress M2022W – Connections and Cartridge

Opposite the control panel, on the other side of the output tray, is a label showing where to touch your Near Field Communication (NFC) equipped smartphone or tablet to make a trouble-free connection for printing. At the back of the printer is a single USB socket too, though the wireless connection is a more flexible option.

A single-piece drum and toner cartridge slides into the depths of the printer once you’ve hinged the whole of the top cover up, out of the way. The cartridge is available in just one capacity of 1,000 pages, which is quite low for a laser, but high compared with inkjet printers at the same price.

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Samsung Xpress M2022W - Cartridge

The printer driver includes Samsung’s Easy Eco panel which previews a print job and enables you to select options such as lower toner use, multiple pages per sheet and duplex print – though only manual duplex. It shows reductions in toner, paper, energy, CO2 and cost as you option changes.

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