Samsung ProXpress C2680FX Printer Review

Samsung launches a laser multifunction device. The list of brought functions is extensive: fast DADF scan, duplex printing, large touch screen, but no Wi-Fi. We have reviewed the Proxpress C2680FX.

The manufacturer introduced the new Samsung Proxpress C2680FX in September last year. Since the device is of interest for office applications, We have subjected the C2680FX to extensive testing.

The Samsung MFP achieves b / w and color print speeds of up to 26 pages per minute, is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen and has a fax. Ethernet and USB interfaces are included as standard, only for Wi-Fi the user has to pay an exorbitant from about 180-200.  The sister model Samsung Proxpress C2670FW offers WiFi as standard.

The sister model C26070FW, released in November 2014 differs from the new C2680FX in just a few more points. So its touch screen is larger and the hardware slightly different: about the Proxpress C2680FX has twice as much memory and a 320 GB hard drive. The printing unit is the same, but the consumables are not different.

The main difference to the C2670FW, which is cheaper to buy almost 400, lies mainly in the dual-scan module of the newcomer C2680FX. If the automatic document feeder (ADF) of the 2670FW still needed to turn each sheet to be scanned on both sides, the new Samsung can scan through the scanned documents on both sides at the same time, because the two scan lines read the sheet from the top and bottom. The scan speed of the DADF is almost 60 sheets a minute fast.

Samsung Proxpress C2680FX: Color laser multifunction device with duplexer, large touch screen and dual scan.

Our conclusion

Solid, ergonomic, good print: The processing of the Samsung Proxpress C2680FX is of good quality and looks like a one-stop shop, the operation on the touchscreen is straightforward and usually self-explanatory. And even if there were questions during the test, the support chat from Samsung worked quickly and easily – but that is not included in the rating. A functioning support should always be given.

The C2680FX prints both small and large print jobs quickly. The promised 26 ppm stops the printer, at least in draft mode. By nature, duplex and graphics printing are slower. Especially in the photo and graphics printing, but the Samsung creates relatively high printing speeds.

The text print quality of the C2680FX, as usual with color lasers, is excellent and receives the best mark in all disciplines. Razor-sharp letters, spotless display and a good toner saving mode bring Samsung’s multifunction device good ratings. The print quality is also convincing in the graphics and photo printing sector.

One of the obvious strengths of the Samsung Multis is its fast DADF scanner with 50-sheet capacity. The fast scan speed makes scanning multiple pages a breeze. However, the Samsung is in DADF copying in comparison in the last place, which is the slower printing unit.

Administrators will find the extensive security and monitoring features useful, as well as the well-designed web server. Everything is understandable except for a few non-self-explanatory, unnecessary abbreviations.

Positive

  • Fast printing (especially for large print jobs) (see page 7)
  • Fast graphic and photo printing (see page 7)
  • Impeccable text print quality (see page 6)
  • Large touchscreen (see page 4)
  • Two scan lines in the ADF (see page 9)
  • Duplex unit
  • Easy operation (touchscreen / driver / toner swap)
  • Easy paper jam collection (see page 3)
  • Good web frontend (see page 11)
  • Good print and scan drivers (see page 4 (printer driver) and page 9 (scanner driver))
  • Integrated hard disk
  • Solid workmanship

Negative

  • CIS scanner (no depth of field) (see page 9)
  • Comparatively slow copy speed (see page 10)
  • Slightly weak photocopy (see page 10)
  • 250-sheet paper cassette slightly too small for this device class (see page 3)
  • No power switch
  • No standard Wi-Fi
  • Non-swiveling touch screen
  • Only one year manufacturer’s warranty

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