Comparative Test: HP Officejet Pro 8500 vs.Samsung CLX-3175FW: Ink-AIO Versus Laser-Allrounder
Laser for the office, ink at home. Even today this credo has a safe spot in many heads. But manufacturers of ink printers, like HP, Canon, Brother, or Epson, more and more often come out with fast, efficient, and low cost ink printers for the office.
DC wants to unearth the truth and analyses features and performance of two all-in-ones (AIO), which use different technologies for printing.
DC has chosen two AIOs with similar features and prices. Both companies emphasize a fancy design with their products. These allrounders print in color, can copy, do scans, and are equipped with a fax, automatic document feed (ADF), network, and WLAN. Main difference: The printing technology. HPs Officejet Pro 8500 uses ink cartridges, Samsungs CLX-3175FW works with toner powder.
On the following pages DC compares features, handling, energy consumption, cost of print, speed of print, and print-, scan-, and copy-quality.