March 2021

Laser Printers Rankings Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Laser Printers rankings posted by key online experts, as of March 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 March 2021 ranking

#1. Brother HL-L2370DW

We ranked Brother HL-L2370DW #1 in March 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Laser Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Brother HL-L2370DW as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Cheaper alternative

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ZD Net

Editors’ favorite under $99 B&W printer

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iMore

Compact and affordable

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The University Network

Best Budget

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#2. HP Color LaserJet Pro M479fdw

We ranked HP Color LaserJet Pro M479fdw #2 in March 2021 because:

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

Best for Output-quality-conscious midsize workgroups

Pros
Small footprint for all that it does
Strong cross-platform integration with HP smart app
Single-pass auto-duplexing ADF
Staunch security
Expandable

Cons
Somewhat high running costs

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Wirecutter

Speed and features for high-volume needs

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Rtings.com

Alternative with better scanner features

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ZD Net

Best SMB walk-up color multifunction printer

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#3. Brother MFCL2750DW

We ranked Brother MFCL2750DW #3 in March 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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#4. HP LaserJet Pro M15w

We ranked HP LaserJet Pro M15w #4 in March 2021 because:

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

Best for cramped micro and home offices / Editors' 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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The University Network

Best Compact

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#5. HP Neverstop MFP 1202w

We ranked HP Neverstop MFP 1202w #5 in March 2021 because:

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

Editors' 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

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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#6. Canon imageClass MF743Cdw

We ranked Canon imageClass MF743Cdw #6 in March 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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#7. Canon ImageClass LBP226dw

We ranked Canon ImageClass LBP226dw #7 in March 2021 because:

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

Best for cost-conscious small offices / Editors' Choice

Pros
Outstanding print quality
Fast
Low price and running costs
Two paper input sources
Expandable paper input capacity

Cons
No memory drive support

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ZD Net

Best SMB high sheet capacity B&W print-only printer

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#8. Brother HL-L2350DW

We ranked Brother HL-L2350DW #8 in March 2021 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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BestReviews

Best bang for the buck

Pros
Especially affordable
Small desktop footprint
High-capacity cartridges
Mobile,ethernet, and WiFi connectivity
Paper tray holds 250 pages
Prints 36 pages per minute

Cons
Somewhat basic, and has no scanner or fax capabilities

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#9. Brother HL-L2390DW

We ranked Brother HL-L2390DW #9 in March 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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#10. Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn

We ranked Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn #10 in March 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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#11. Xerox B215V_DNI

We ranked Xerox B215V_DNI #11 in March 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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#12. Xerox Phaser 6510

We ranked Xerox Phaser 6510 #12 in March 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
Prints up to 30 pages per minute
Paper tray holds 850 sheets
Cloud, WiFi, and mobile printing
Premium print quality
Password protection

Cons
No scanner

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#13. Brother HLL8360CDW

We ranked Brother HLL8360CDW #13 in March 2021 because:

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

Lots of capacity

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The University Network

Best Splurge

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