• Outputs near-flawless text
  • Built-in ethernet network adapter


  • Network installation was tricky
  • Merely adequate print speeds

At A Glance

Compact model yielded excellent prints, but its pace was slow and its setup docs were unhelpful.

Manufacturer’s Description

With superior productivity thanks to fast print speeds up to 22 ppm, the network-ready Samsung ML-2251N allows you to cut your deadlines closer than ever and still print an extra copy. You ll also spend less time reloading, thanks to a high-capacity 250-sheet paper cassette and 50-sheet bypass tray. Even toner changes are quick and easy with a simple one-piece toner cartridge. Plus, its one-touch button for print cancellations saves you toner.The Samsung ML-2251N raises your efficiency to new levels. It delivers sharp, professional laser text and graphics with 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. It also features of 16MB memory (expandable to 144MB) and a 166 MHz procesor.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number ML-2251N
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 8808979515356


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 17.1   ppm
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 35.08
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Fair
Color Photo, Normal Settings 12.71
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Fair
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 18.01
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 12.87
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 14.55
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 16.91
Line Art Output Quality Fair
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 8.0
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Superior
Color Photo (secs) 12.71