Don't-Miss Printer Stories
Unless you don't print much, the expensive toner and dumbed-down features on this color laser MFP are going to frustrate you.
Low-cost home printers tend to be unexciting, but this one stands out for having better-than-usual print quality and a new, cloud-controlled Instant Ink program that is cheaper per page than its regular cartridges are.
This brawny machine will make short work of office chores and do it on the cheap. But it can't shake a few stereotypical inkjet shortcomings.
The ink costs more than it should be for a higher-end printer, but we have no complaints about the output.
Its toner costs are high, and the Samsung Xpress C410W is one of the slower color laser printers we've ever tested, but print quality, including color photos, is as good or better than anything in its price range. And, it prints via NFC.
The Brother MFC-J870DW is affordably priced, and it comes with a long list of features. Its performance is just average, however, so it’s a buy for quantity rather than quality.
The Dell B1265dfw is a reasonably capable monochrome laser MFP for small offices, but its two-sided scanning abilities are weak, and toner costs are high.
The Brother HL-3170CDW color laser-class (LED) printer offers good speed and adequate print quality for an inexpensive purchase price, plus, its toner costs are reasonable. However, users seeking better output quality should look at a business inkjet.
The HP Envy 120 is for those who do only a little printing and a little scanning, but who want to do it in style.
For a moderate-volume small or home office the Pixma MX922 shines, but its ink prices are a little higher than average.
The OfficeJet Pro 276dw is expensive, but it's a Cadillac among inkjet MFPs—fast and capable—and a bargain compared to the laser competition.
The C1760nw’s impressive graphics quality makes it a stronger choice than other low-cost color lasers.
Handsome, easy to use, and with nice output, the LaserJet Pro M251nw is a good deal for light-usage scenarios. The pricey toner and lack of automatic duplexing are drawbacks.