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Epson and Brother offer some of the best monochrome and colour printers under $400 which include wireless web access, as well as workgroup features perfect for offices.

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Epson WorkForce WF-100
Dell E525w
OKI MB472w
OKI B432dn
Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One
Epson WorkForce WF-100
Dell  E525w
OKI MB472w
OKI B432dn
Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Jul 2015
Mar 2015
Feb 2015
Oct 2015
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
Monochrome
Monochrome
1-pass color
Printer Type
Ink Jet, Printer Only, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Cost Per Page (Mono)
8.9 cents
3.3 cents
1.9 cents
1.6 cents
Cost Per Page (Color)
17.9 cents
17.4 cents

  • The Epson WorkForce WF-100's compact form factor and wireless printing chops make it a welcome choice for business travelers looking for a portable inkjet printer.


  • The Epson WorkForce WF-100 makes a valiant attempt to update the portable printer and provides the ease of use we’ve come to expect from modern desktop machines. However, its running costs are high and its printing speed is slower than that of its rivals.


  • Among the lightest full-page mobile printers available, the WF-100 prints well, and reasonably fast. Just factor the high cost of its ink into your buying equation.


  • The Dell Color Multifunction Printer - E525w offers a low price with all the features you need in a color MFP for personal use or shared use in a micro office.


  • The Dell E525w is a neat little colour multifunction with a good feature set and easy controls. It’s only let down by its almost-prohibitive colour-print cost and to a lesser degree, by a slightly clunky mono LCD screen. In this market place, you need to consider all the options, including business inkjet, before buying.


  • This inexpensive color-laser-class MFP churns out excellent-looking prints, scans, and copies—if you can stomach the high cost per page and plain design.


  • The LED-based OKI MB472w can serve nicely as a heavy-duty monochrome multifunction printer for a micro or small office or as a medium-duty MFP in a midsize office.


  • A mono MFP built to last, the MB472w delivers a hefty duty cycle, a low per-page cost, and a choice of long-lasting toner cartridges. Only a somewhat retro design in places keeps it from workhorse-laser stardom.


  • Falling in the same category as monochrome laser printers, the LED-based OKI B432dn is a little slow for the price, but makes up for it with an attractively low running cost.


  • Let me make this easy for you. If you need to print hundreds, even thousands, of monochrome pages each month, take a good long look at the B432dn. That while writing this I found it online for just $270 makes it all the more attractive.


  • The Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One outputs great text and graphics, and can save you a ton on ink once you've paid off your initial investment on the inkjet multifunction printer.


Top 5 printer under $400:

  1. Epson WorkForce WF-100
  2. Dell E525w
  3. OKI MB472w
  4. OKI B432dn
  5. Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One