Samsung SCX-4623F

A glowing recommendation for a Samsung printer is becoming almost a Monty event in these pages. Following the Samsung SCX-4600, this retooled version that adds 33.6Kb / fax facilities (among others) s in the mix.

Some multifunctional devices make it difficult for you to switch between different functions. Not the Samsung SCX-4623F. This device comes with a simple yet intuitive control panel with buttons that let you slip seamlessly from one mode to another with the help of cheap OEM software.

SCX-4623F

And while the generous sampling of the number of tests needed for a good fax machine can swamp a lesser product, the Samsung SCX-4623F-pleasing interface remains clean and tidy.

The general specifications are very similar to that of the Samsung SCX-4600, with the same 1200x1200dpi printing and scanning resolutions. Again, the robust paper to 250 sheets. The finished prints from the Samsung SCX-4623F come from the slot in the middle of the printer, a somewhat inelegant solution which, like the Samsung SCX-4600 will not be desirable for large print jobs.

As with the other Samsungs, the Samsung SCX-4623F MFD has the Print Screen button to an almost instant snapshot of what you are viewing on the screen. While not a killer feature, this is a useful extra that Samsung seems to be rolled out on all new models.

While the Samsung SCX-4623F SCX-4600 is similar to the in many ways, it does have a few extras of its own. And not only to the above fax but also in the form of a convenient 40-sheet automatic document feeder.

This adds extra functionality to the already beautiful scanning component – speeds are very respectable, with good attention to colour.

Samsung SCX-4623F ReviewThe Samsung SCX-4623F has no network facilities. However, should you require it, an improved model with these features, the SCX-4623FN is available for an extra 45.

Strangely, the Samsung SCX-4623F was a bit slower in print tests than the SCX-4600, which our tests with figures of 15.8 and 14.6 pages per minute (in standard and best quality, respectively), rather than the scores of 17.6ppm and 16.2ppm carved by the SCX-4600F.

This is a bit puzzling since the official rate of Samsung’s figures for the latter is identical to those of the Samsung SCX-4623F. Nevertheless, the difference is not as dramatic in reality.

At its fastest, the Samsung SCX-4623F lasted 38 seconds instead of 34 of the SCX-4600F, so the real difference between the two should be small. And, at least this level of performance is still quite reasonable, considering the price.

The Samsung SCX-4623F is well on quality, with clean, accurate reproduction of text, and the ability to generate many details while printing out graphics – traditionally a weak spot for mono laser printers.

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