Face-Off: ML-3710 ND vs HL-5350DN


Brother HL-5350DN
Brother HL-5350DN
 
Samsung ML-3710 ND Brother HL-5350DN
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Samsung ML-3710 ND
Overview - Full review
Brother HL-5350DN
Overview - Full review
Price
Colour, 300 dpi
Samsung ML-3710 ND
Brother HL-5350DN
Score
4/5
5/5
Design & Build
2/5 3/5
Print Speed
5/5 5/5
Print Quality
4/5 4/5
Power Use & Noise
4/5
Cost Per Page
5/5 5/5
Scan & Copy
Text Printing
Photo Printing
User Score
3/5 (2)
Specifications
Specifications
Resolution1200 x 1200 dpi
Mono/colour speeds35 ppm / N.A.
Ink droplet sizeN.A.
Cartridges required1
Number of base colours1
Scannerno
Copierno
Faxno
Wi-Fiyes
Duplexyes
Specifications
Resolution1200 x 1200 dpi
Mono/colour speeds30 ppm / NA
Ink droplet sizeNA
Cartridges required1
Number of base colours1
Scannerno
Copierno
Faxno
Wi-Fino
Duplexyes
Conclusion
If you're not interested in multifunction services and colour, this laser black & white printer will do you very well. It's rapid, responsive, compact and has very low cost per page with very high capacity cartridges.
The 5350DN gets its pages out quickly at a low cost, and is perfect for a small team that often needs to print out a short document. For more heavyweight work, it would need more memory. And for top quality printing, there are better quality printers ...
Pros

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Fast speeds

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3 toner capacities (2000, 5000 or 10,000 pages)

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Cost per page XL cartridges: 1.26 pence

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Compact / Low energy consumption in standby

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Eco button to put it into standby easily + eco mode for toner

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Speed, double-sided printing

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Very low cost per page using 8000 page toner

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Network compatibility

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Quite quick to print the first page if it's already warmed up

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Excellent quality text documents

Cons

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No copier, fax, scanner

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Only black & white

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Not the quietest machine

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Gradients lack detail

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The first page takes a while coming from standby mode

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Just 32 MB

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Black and white