Difference between the Samsung CLP-315 and the CLP-310

After purchasing a Samsung CLP-315, I decided to write an article explaining the difference between this and the CLP-310.  Therefore, I visited Samsung.com and looked at the specifications for both.

After a thorough side-by-side comparison, I have come to a conclusion.  They are both exactly the same.  The only difference is the color, and that there is a CLP-310N and a CLP-315W version available.

Therefore, only 1 hardware driver is required to make both machines work.  If one has the 310N, an ethernet cable,  or the 315W, a wireless, version, then one may have to get the exact driver to get them working.

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CLP-315 (black) and CLP-310 (silver)

For those wondering why I decided to write this, I have several people visiting my site doing a search for difference between the CLP-315 and the CLP-310.  Therefore, I decided to do them a favor.

For those that want to see for themselves, here are the links.

CLP-310  http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/office/printer-multifunction/colour-laser/CLP-310/XAA-spec

CLP-315  http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/office/printer-multifunction/colour-laser/CLP-315/XAA-spec

My comparison chart at http://aprivatebeach.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/CLP-315-310-Comparison.pdf

11 thoughts on “Difference between the Samsung CLP-315 and the CLP-310”

  1. Thank you for posting this. It precisely answered the big question that I have. My CLP 315 broke with about $300 of new toner in it and I found an old 310 online… was wondering whether I’d be able to use it. Thanks again.

  2. Hi!

    Can someone please tell me where I can purchase the most cost efficient toners for my CLP-310…I’ve tried eBay (not bad). Also, I notice there are refills – what exactly is that and how can that be done? Is it to replace buying brand new toners or is i specific to printer-savvy individuals?

    For example:

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Samsung-CLP315-CLP310-CLX3170-CLX3175-CLT-K-C-M-Y-409S-refill-Toner-/251119873208?pt=US_Toner_Cartridges&hash=item3a77e92cb8&_uhb=1

    Thanks for any replies!

  3. Nice one! Thought I was right , they are the same the difference is the 315 is black with wireless network option, nice to be reassured by your concise article..

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