Samsung, Xerox Roll Out New Machines

Samsung Electronics introduces several color, monochrome and multifunction printers, while Xerox unveils two monochrome multifunction machines for SMBs.

Samsung Electronics last week introduced several color, monochrome and multifunction printers. First up were the CLN-500 and CLN-550N color lasers, which print five pages per minute in color and 21 ppm in monochrome at 1,200 dots per inch. The 550 costs $800; the 550N, priced at $900, includes 128MB of memory and a 10/100BaseTX Ethernet card, as well as USB 2.0 and parallel interfaces.

The company also unveiled a low-end monochrome laser printer for $150. The ML-1740, which replaces the ML-1710, prints 17 ppm at 600-dpi resolution. For small businesses, Samsung introduced two multifunction machines: the SF-565P and SF-565. The $300 SF-565P combines a fax machine, copier, scanner and laser printer. The SF-565 includes all the scanning, faxing and copying capabilities of the SF-565P but does not include a printer.

Meanwhile, Xerox unveiled two monochrome multifunction machines for small and midsize businesses and workgroups.

The WorkCentre M20, priced at $1,649, allows copying, printing and color scanning. The $2,199 WorkCentre M20i adds support for Ethernet, scan-to-e-mail and color-faxing capabilities. The M20 can be network-configured for an additional cost.

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