May 2021

Laser Printers: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Laser Printer rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2021.

Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Laser Printers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Laser Printers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2021 ranking

At a glance - May 2021 Ranking

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Rank Price Laser Printer
Rtings.com
PCMag
Wirecutter
Tom's Guide
TechRadar
ZD Net
Popular Science
iMore
BestReviews
The University Network
#1
$599 HP M479fdw
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$153 Brother HL-L2370DW
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$300 HP Neverstop MFP 1202w
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$315 Brother MFCL2750DW
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$109 HP LaserJet Pro M15w
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$479 Canon imageClass MF743Cdw
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$190 Brother HL-L2390DW
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$176 Brother HL-L2350DW
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#9
$619 Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn
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#10
$369 Xerox Phaser 6510
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$250 Xerox B215V_DNI
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We ranked HP M479fdw #1 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked HP M479fdw as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Alternative with better scanner features

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Wirecutter

Speed and features for high-volume needs

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ZD Net

Best SMB walk-up color multifunction printer

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We ranked Brother HL-L2370DW #2 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Brother HL-L2370DW as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Cheaper alternative

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iMore

Compact and affordable

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The University Network

Best Budget

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We ranked HP Neverstop MFP 1202w #3 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked HP Neverstop MFP 1202w as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Toner-Free for the Eco-Conscious / Editor's Choice

Pros
Light and compact
Good text print quality
Bargain running costs
Easy, mess-free toner refill kit
Good price point

Cons
Below-average graphics and image print quality
Lacks automatic two-sided (duplex) printing
Lacks automatic document feeder

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Popular Science

Best all-in-one laser printer

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BestReviews

Best of the Best

Pros
Includes toner to complete 5,000 pages of work
Doesn't use cartridges
Wireless connection allows you to direct jobs from phone or tablet
Pairs with easy to use HP app

Cons
No color printing or ethernet connection
High initial investment

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We ranked Brother MFCL2750DW #4 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Brother MFCL2750DW as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

A monochrome printer that can scan and copy

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Tom's Guide

Best laser printer overall

Pros
Very fast printing and copying
Very fast black-and-white scanning to PDF
Fast document feeder
Low cost per page

Cons
Average color-scanning speed

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The University Network

Best All-In-One

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We ranked HP LaserJet Pro M15w #5 in May 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best for Small Spaces,Tight Budgets / Editor's Choice

Pros
Tiny footprint
Low purchase price
Robust smartphone integration
Good overall print quality

Cons
High running costs
No ethernet port

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Popular Science

Best cheap laser printer

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BestReviews

Pros
Prints at 19ppm
Wireless printing capable including WiFi Direct and AirPrint plus smartphone app.
Runs in standby mode that awakens and sleeps automatically
Smaller than some inkjets

Cons
Not guaranteed for Google Cloud Print

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The University Network

Best Compact

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We ranked Canon imageClass MF743Cdw #6 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Canon imageClass MF743Cdw as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Laser Printer For Small/Home Office

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TechRadar

Fully laden laser with touchscreen convenience

Pros
Great touchscreen
Expandable design

Cons
Not the fastest laser
Scanner is not duplex

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We ranked Brother HL-L2390DW #7 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Budget Laser Printer

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Tom's Guide

Best budget laser printer

Pros
Fast printing and black-and-white scanning
High image quality
Very low cost per page
Above-average color-scanning speed

Cons
No document feeder
No fax capability

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We ranked Brother HL-L2350DW #8 in May 2021 because:

  • 1 independent expert mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

An affordable printer for basic tasks

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We ranked Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn #9 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

Heavy duty printer for heavy workloads

Pros
Paper capacity
Rapid print speed

Cons
Tiny display panel
No inbuilt wi-fi

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ZD Net

Best high-duty cycle workgroup color printer

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We ranked Xerox Phaser 6510 #10 in May 2021 because:

  • 1 independent expert mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
iMore

High paper capacity

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We ranked Xerox B215V_DNI #11 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

Affordable 4-in-1 laser with touchscreen appeal

Pros
30ppm print speed
Useful touchscreen

Cons
Limited print resolution
Slow to wake up

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ZD Net

Best home/office walk-up multifunction B&W printer

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