December 2022

Laser Printers: Meta Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Laser Printer rankings posted by key online experts, as of December 2022.

Summary

As of 1 Dec 2022, Canon imageClass MF743Cdw takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed laser printer with 3 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 3 recommended it as the '#1 laser printer' this month. It is followed by Brother MFCL2750DW and HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw , with 3 and 3 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - December 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Laser Printer
Popular Mechanics
Wirecutter
TechRadar
iMore
Rtings.com
BestReviews
Tom's Guide
PCMag
Laptop Mag
Popular Science
1
- $558
Canon imageClass MF743Cdw
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5
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1
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1
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2
- $279
Brother MFCL2750DW
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3
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2
-
1
-
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3
- Check price
HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw
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-
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2
-
-
-
1
7
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4
+1 $119
HP LaserJet MFP M234dwe
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-
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-
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3
2
3
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5
-1 Check price
HP Neverstop MFP 1202w
1
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-
-
-
-
-
-
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3
6
- Check price
HP M479fdw
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4
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1
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-
-
-
7
+1 $498
HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw
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1
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-
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-
-
-
6
-
8
+1 $649
HP LaserJet Pro M454dw
2
-
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3
-
-
-
-
9
+1 $139
Brother HL-L2350DW
3
2
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-
-
-
-
-
-
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10
+3 $1396
Xerox WorkCentre 6515
6
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2
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14
+2 $296
Lexmark C3224dw
4
-
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-
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5
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15
+3 $758
Brother HL-L9310CDW
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-
-
-
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-
10
4
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We ranked Canon imageClass MF743Cdw #1 in December 2022 because:

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

Best Laser Printer

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Laptop Mag

The best color printer your small business

Pros
Easy-to-navigate 5-inch touchscreen
Speedy prints, copies, and scans
High-capacity toner cartridge cuts down on costs

Cons
-$599 price tag

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We ranked Brother MFCL2750DW #2 in December 2022 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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Rtings.com

Best Mid-Range Laser Printer

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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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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 December 2022 ranking

We ranked HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw #3 in December 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw as #1.
Critic endorsements:
iMore

Cheap to run

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PCMag

Best Budget Mono Laser (Print-Only) / Editors' Choice

Pros
Very low running costs (and aggressive printer price)
Small and light
Good text print quality
Easy, and no-mess toner refill kit

Cons
No support for automatic two-sided (duplex) printing
Below-average graphics output

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Laptop Mag

This monochrome laser printer can’t stop, won’t stop

Pros
Small footprint
Great for text-based documents
Value-priced

Cons
No duplex printing

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We ranked HP LaserJet MFP M234dwe #4 in December 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

An affordable cloud-friendly laser printer

Pros
Fast text printing
Quick duplex printing of text
Copying is faster than average
Six months of toner included

Cons
Toner costs are slightly above average
Small 1.27-inch monochrome LCD
Cloud-focused functionality won't suit all users

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PCMag

Best Budget Mono Laser (All-in-One)

Pros
Six months of free toner and two-year warranty with HP+
Low purchase price
Low running costs with Instant Ink
Small footprint
Strong smartphone integration, other automation with HP Smart App

Cons
Lacks ADF
Small 150-sheet paper cassette
No secondary paper source

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Laptop Mag

This black-and-white laser printer is all about ergonomic efficiency

Pros
Affordably priced
Extremely compact
Useful HP Smart app

Cons
No SD Card or USB slot

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We ranked HP Neverstop MFP 1202w #5 in December 2022 because:

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

Refillable

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Popular Science

Best all-in-one

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We ranked HP M479fdw #6 in December 2022 because:

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

Speed and features for high-volume needs

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BestReviews

Best of the Best

Pros
Large color touchscreen.
Copies, scans, and faxes.
Paper tray holds 550 sheets.
Prints 28 sheets per minute.
Easy setup.
Compact.
WiFi, cloud, and ethernet connectivity.

Cons
More expensive option.

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We ranked HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw #7 in December 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

The best laser printer

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Laptop Mag

An excellent mid-sized laser printer with support for mobile printing

Pros
Fast print speeds
Supports mobile printing
Excellent connectivity options

Cons
Lower-than-average paper capacity

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We ranked HP LaserJet Pro M454dw #8 in December 2022 because:

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

Best color

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BestReviews

All-Around Performer

Pros
Prints at a fast 28 ppm in both black and white and color.
Offers advanced network security suite.
Boasts 600dpi resolution in both black and white and color.
Offers multiple paper trays.
Wireless printing-capable out of the box, including AirPrint and Google Print.

Cons
Print-only.
Somewhat pricey.

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We ranked Brother HL-L2350DW #9 in December 2022 because:

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

Fast

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Wirecutter

An affordable printer for basic tasks

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We ranked Xerox WorkCentre 6515 #10 in December 2022 because:

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

For offices

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Laptop Mag

This all-in-one powerhouse can plow through admin chores

Pros
Large 5-inch touchscreen
Single-pass, dual-sided scanning
Fast duplex printing

Cons
Some reviewers report color banding in photos

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We ranked Lexmark C3224dw #11 in December 2022 because:

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

Budget color

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Laptop Mag

A robust feature set for the price

Pros
Affordable
Excellent security features
Adequate printing speeds

Cons
Printing only

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We ranked Brother HL-L9310CDW #12 in December 2022 because:

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

Best Color Laser for Large Workgroups (Print-Only) / Editors' Choice

Pros
Terrific print quality
Fast print speeds
Low running costs
High-yield toner cartridges
Highly expandable paper capacity
Enterprise and fleet security features
Ample standard and mobile connectivity

Cons
Somewhat pricey
Color touchscreen is a bit small

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Laptop Mag

A powerful tool for any office

Pros
Low overall ink costs
Uses high-yield toner cartridges
Faster-than-average print speeds

Cons
-Over $600

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