Everything about this printer feels tidily and efficiently put together, from the 40-sheet Auto Document Feeder on the top, through the clearly laid out control panel that peaks out from the scanner cover, down to the smart pop-out cover at the front that hides the single sheet multipurpose tray.

The only niggling design flaw is the base paper tray which is designed to hold 250 sheets of A4 but only if you extend the tray out the back of the unit. Why, when this is the most common paper type? Apart from this one blemish, the Xpress M2875FW redeems itself by having auto duplex for printing and copying as standard.

Samsung Xpress M2875FW

If you want to make Network use of the printer then you have the full set of Ethernet, USB 2.0 and Wireless 802.11 b/g/n connectivity options. With Wi-Fi Direct also available, you can print effortlessly from a range of mobile devices - it took just seconds for an iPhone to 'discover' the M2875FW.

Speeds throughout are impressive thanks to the 600MHz processor and 128MB memory - documents with embedded graphics averaged 24ppm and duplex versions in 12ppm. Both text and images have a good degree of definition and detail, although the default brightness setting is too dark.

Toner cartridges for the Xpress M2875FW come in two varieties - Standard 1200 page and High 3000 - which work out as 2.5p per page and 1.7p per page respectively. Further cost savings can be achieved through using the dedicated Eco button which offers handy features such as N-up, blank page skipping and toner save mode.

OUR VERDICT

In a crowded mono MFP market for SMEs where much is promised but not always delivered, the Samsung Xpress M2875FW does a good job of combining multiple features, fast speeds, decent quality and cost savings.