|Warm-up time||1 min 08 s||15 s||2 min 10 s||1 min 17 s|
|Printing 20 pages of black text||54 s||2 min 59 s||1 min 17 s||1 min 02 s|
|Printing a 13-page mixed text/image document||2 min 13 s||1 min 48 s||1 min 04 s||2 min 05 s|
|Printing an 8 ½ x 11 photo at maximum resolution||43 s||35 s||49 s||1 min 04 s|
|Printing an 8 ½ x 11 photo at 600 dpi||39 s||32 s||37 s||38 s|
|Time taken to print 1st black page||11 s||19 s||9 s||15 s|
In general, the printing quality these entry-level laser printers offer is nothing short of excellent. If you're looking for speed above all for monochrome printing and color will only be used from time to time, the Dell 3000cn and Samsung CLP-510 will be the best choices - the first two having the additional advantage of producing good-quality color prints. If you're looking for better balance between printing speed in black and in color, you might want to consider the HP LaserJet 2600n or the Oki C3200.
For their multi-use capabilities, the Dell 3000cn and HP LaserJet 2600n deserve special mention since they are the only models that offer a network interface as standard, and also the Samsung CLP-510, which is the only printer to offer a duplex-printing module as a standard option.