November 2021

Laser Printers: Aggregated Ranking Report

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

At a glance - November 2021 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Laser Printer
Wirecutter
Tom's Guide
Popular Science
iMore
BestReviews
PCMag
Laptop Mag
ZD Net
Rtings.com
TechRadar
1
- $692
Canon imageClass MF743Cdw
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1
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1
5
2
- $649
HP M479fdw
4
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1
2
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3
+1 $273
Brother MFCL2750DW
3
1
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4
New * $489
HP LaserJet Pro M454dw
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1
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2
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5
- $329
HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw
1
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6
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6
-3 $350
Xerox B210
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1
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4
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7
-1 $290
HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw
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1
7
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8
- $192
Brother HL-L2390DW
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2
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4
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9
- $370
HP Neverstop MFP 1202w
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3
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9
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10
- $119
HP LaserJet Pro M15w
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6
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3
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11
- $725
Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn
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11
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3
12
New * Check price
HP Neverstop MFP 1202nw
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2
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9
13
+1 $449
Xerox Phaser 6510
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4
4
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14
-1 $339
Xerox B215V_DNI
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5
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4
15
- $749
Brother HL-L9310CDW
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6
4
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We ranked Canon imageClass MF743Cdw #1 in November 2021 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:
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
Expensive

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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 HP M479fdw #2 in November 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:
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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Rtings.com

Alternative with better scanner features

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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 November 2021 ranking

We ranked Brother MFCL2750DW #3 in November 2021 because:

  • 2 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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We ranked HP LaserJet Pro M454dw #4 in November 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked HP LaserJet Pro M454dw as #1.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best of the best

Pros
Prints at a fast 28 ppm in both black and white or color. Offers advanced network security suite. Boasts 600 dpi resolution in both black and white or 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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ZD Net

Best SMB walk-up color print-only printer

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We ranked HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw #5 in November 2021 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 Xerox B210 #6 in November 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Xerox B210 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
iMore

Compact and affordable:

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PCMag

Best For Micro and Home Offices

Pros
Relatively fast
Good print quality
High input capacity
High maximum and recommended volume ratings
Reasonable cost per page

Cons
Lacks Wi-Fi Direct
No USB thumb drive support

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We ranked HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw #7 in November 2021 because:

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

Best For Cost-Conscious, High-Volume Text Generators

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 Brother HL-L2390DW #8 in November 2021 because:

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

Best Budget Laser Printer

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We ranked HP Neverstop MFP 1202w #9 in November 2021 because:

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

Best all-in-one laser printer

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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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We ranked HP LaserJet Pro M15w #10 in November 2021 because:

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

Best cheap laser printer

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PCMag

Best For Cramped Micro and Home Offices

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

Cons
High running costs
No ethernet port

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We ranked Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn #11 in November 2021 because:

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

Best high-duty cycle workgroup color printer

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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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We ranked HP Neverstop MFP 1202nw #12 in November 2021 because:

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

Best bang for the buck

Pros
Doesn’t use cartridges. Prints 600 x 600 dpi at 21 ppm. Flat bed scanner and copier as well. Built-in wireless connection includes compatibility with Google Cloud Print and AirPrint plus smartphone app.

Cons
No color printing or Ethernet connection. High initial investment.

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TechRadar

First laser with refillable toner tanks

Pros
Low running cost
Plenty of toner in the box

Cons
No auto duplex
Slow for a laser

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We ranked Xerox Phaser 6510 #13 in November 2021 because:

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

High paper capacity

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BestReviews

Pros
Quick 30-40 ppm printing in black and white or color at sharp 1200 x 2400 dpi. Capable of duplex printing. Supports Ethernet networking as well as USB connections. Also capable of Apple AirPrint wireless printing. Built-in security features.

Cons
No scanner.
Occasional bugs with the software have been reported.

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We ranked Xerox B215V_DNI #14 in November 2021 because:

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

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

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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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We ranked Brother HL-L9310CDW #15 in November 2021 because:

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

A Highly Efficient,Expandable Color Laser / Editor's 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
Relatively expensive

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