May 2022

Laser Printers: Aggregated Ranking Report

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

At a glance - May 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Laser Printer
Laptop Mag
Wirecutter
Tom's Guide
Popular Science
iMore
BestReviews
PCMag
Popular Mechanics
TechRadar
Rtings.com
1
- $583
HP Neverstop MFP 1202w
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3
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1
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1
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2
- $710
Canon imageClass MF743Cdw
1
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5
1
3
- $345
HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw
7
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2
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1
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-
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4
- $219
HP LaserJet MFP M234dwe
3
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3
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2
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-
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5
- $308
Brother MFCL2750DW
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3
1
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-
-
-
-
-
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6
- $900
HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw
6
1
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-
-
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7
- $165
Brother HL-L2370DW
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1
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5
8
- $150
Brother HL-L2350DW
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2
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-
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3
-
-
9
- Check price
HP LaserJet Pro M454dw
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3
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2
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10
- $749
HP M479fdw
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4
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2
11
- $700
Xerox WorkCentre 6515
2
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6
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12
+2 $1377
Lexmark MB3442adw
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6
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7
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13
-1 $845
Brother HL-L9310CDW
4
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10
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14
-1 $706
Lexmark C3224dw
5
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4
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We ranked HP Neverstop MFP 1202w #1 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts 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
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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Popular Mechanics

Refillable

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We ranked Canon imageClass MF743Cdw #2 in May 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:
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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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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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 2022 ranking

We ranked HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw #3 in May 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:
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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iMore

Cheap to run

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PCMag

Best Budget Mono Laser (Print-Only)

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

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
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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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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We ranked Brother MFCL2750DW #5 in May 2022 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 Color LaserJet Pro M255dw #6 in May 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:
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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Wirecutter

The best laser printer

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We ranked Brother HL-L2370DW #7 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 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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Rtings.com

Cheaper alternative

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We ranked Brother HL-L2350DW #8 in May 2022 because:

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

An affordable printer for basic tasks

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Popular Mechanics

Fast

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We ranked HP LaserJet Pro M454dw #9 in May 2022 because:

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

Best color

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We ranked HP M479fdw #10 in May 2022 because:

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

Speed and features for high-volume needs

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Rtings.com

Alternative With Higher Scanning Resolution

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We ranked Xerox WorkCentre 6515 #11 in May 2022 because:

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

For offices

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We ranked Lexmark MB3442adw #12 in May 2022 because:

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

Best Mono Laser for Offices (All-in-One)

Pros
Fast printing and copying
Excellent print quality
Small footprint and light weight
High print-volume ratings
Single-pass ADF
Expandable paper input capacity
PCL and PostScript emulation

Cons
Somewhat expensive to use

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TechRadar

Speedy printing

Pros
Rapid printing
Duplex scan and print

Cons
Clunky design style

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We ranked Brother HL-L9310CDW #13 in May 2022 because:

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

Best Color Laser for Large Workgroups (Print-Only)

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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We ranked Lexmark C3224dw #14 in May 2022 because:

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

A robust feature set for the price

Pros
Affordable
Excellent security features
Adequate printing speeds

Cons
Printing only

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Popular Mechanics

Budget color

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