AppleLinks is reporting:
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the world's second largest manufacturer of laser printers, has announced that its ultra-compact monochrome laser printer, the ML-1630, and multifunction printer, the SCX-4500, will be available exclusively at Apple Retail Stores nationwide and online at http://www.Apple.com
This deal will give Apple customers a 3 month window to own the printers until they are widely released in January of 2008.
A couple of notes about Samsung printers:
* I have owned two Samsung laser printers and BOTH printers have had the toner cartridge discontinued and made nearly impossible to find at retail.
* The print quality on one of the laser printers I owned (which was Samsung's highest end multi-function) was ok ... but not even close to HP's low end available for the Mac.
* Today's high end inkjet printers are not only just as stylish but I know of hardly anyone that can tell the difference between a laser print and an inkjet print nowadays.
* This sounds to me like Samsung is going to use Apple users as guinea pigs not as a reward for being a different level of consumer.