September 2021

Laser Printers: Aggregated Ranking Report

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

At a glance - September 2021 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Laser Printer
Wirecutter
Tom's Guide
Popular Science
ZD Net
iMore
BestReviews
The University Network
TechRadar
PCMag
Rtings.com
1
+1 $320
HP Neverstop MFP 1202w
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-
3
-
-
1
-
-
9
-
2
+1 $368
Brother MFCL2750DW
3
1
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
3
+1 $818
HP M479fdw
4
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
2
4
+1 $209
Brother HL-L2370DW
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-
-
-
1
-
2
-
-
5
5
-4 $168
HP LaserJet Pro M15w
-
-
6
-
-
-
6
-
3
-
6
- $745
Canon imageClass MF743Cdw
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-
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
1
7
+1 $149
Xerox B210
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
4
-
8
+1 $199
Brother HL-L2390DW
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2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
9
+1 $688
Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn
-
-
-
11
-
-
-
3
-
-
10
-3 $299
Canon Imageclass MF445dw
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-
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
3
11
- $328
Xerox B215V_DNI
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
4
-
-

We ranked HP Neverstop MFP 1202w #1 in September 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:
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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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 Brother MFCL2750DW #2 in September 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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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

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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 September 2021 ranking

We ranked HP M479fdw #3 in September 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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We ranked Brother HL-L2370DW #4 in September 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:
iMore

Compact and affordable

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The University Network

Best Budget

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Rtings.com

Cheaper alternative

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

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

Best cheap laser printer

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The University Network

Best Compact

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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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We ranked Canon imageClass MF743Cdw #6 in September 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:
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 For Small/Home Office

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We ranked Xerox B210 #7 in September 2021 because:

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

Pros
Prints at 31 ppm with a resolution of 600x600dpi
Handles duplex printing
Supports wireless connections including Google Cloud Print, and AirPrint

Cons
Single-function only

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PCMag

Best Budget Laser for Students / Editors' Choice

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 Brother HL-L2390DW #8 in September 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 Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn #9 in September 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 Canon Imageclass MF445dw #10 in September 2021 because:

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

Pros
Prints and copies at up to 40ppm at 600x600dpi
Document feeder scanner at up to 600dpi
Also a fax
Connects wirelessly including Google Cloud Print and AirPrint

Cons
Not as fast as some similar models

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Rtings.com

Best Monochrome Laser Printer

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We ranked Xerox B215V_DNI #11 in September 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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