Excellent speed, Crisp output, Duplex printing, A variety of connectivity options
Other than the Eco mode, which Samsung claims can save up to 20 percent in paper and toner costs, there isn't anything all that special about the M2825DW. But that's OK. Just because it doesn't play music or make snow cones, doesn't make it a bad printer. If you want lots of bells and whistles, you should look at multifunction printers.
Gives users the ability to print from the cloud
The Officejet Pro X576dw delivers a generous serving of features exclusive to HP, including a new Pagewide printhead that grants it the speed benefits of a laser printer while maintaining the color print quality of an inkjet, making it worthwhile for offices shopping for a professional imaging solution.
Print speeds, Energy use, Print quality
The HP Officejet Pro X576dw is an impressive device. I mean what else can you say when the printer you're reviewing has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world's fastest desktop printer? But beyond the flashy stats, you'll also find plenty of substance: great print quality in text documents, color prints and even photo prints as well as reliable business-class scan, copy and fax features.
Incredibly fast printing, Easy to use, simple maintenance
HP's Officejet Pro X576dw, at the top of its Pro X printer line-up, is reasonably expensive for a small office to consider. If you're printing a lot, though, and you'd usually buy a workgroup laser printer, the X576dw deserves your attention -- it's incredibly fast, and cheap to run and maintain.
New, fast PageWide technology
HP changed the face of printing when it introduced cloud printing and the ePrintCenter back in 2010, and the company has once again demonstrated its commitment to innovation with its first page-wide array product. With zippy new print mechanics, a streamlined design and the added bonus of mobile printing through on-board apps and mobile features, the X576dw is an ideal companion for small workgroups and businesses that want a taste of the future of printing.
Easy maintenance, Well-designed controls
Although we are a bit concerned with the running costs of this machine, Dell's B1164nfw is a versatile MFP for small and home office, covering all the business essentials and producing good quality print, reasonably quickly. Shame there's no cover for its paper tray, though, which may mean you need to close it up between print jobs.
Print quality, Lifetime fuser guarantee
I was impressed with the Dell B1165nfw because it is compact, easy to use and offers small offices and home offices basic business features at a low initial cost and, possibly more important, offers a low cost per page over the long term.
Is the B1165nfw perfect? No. I'd really like to see automatic duplexing, a front side USB port, and a larger paper drawer.
But for a home office or small office (think 1-9 users) looking for an efficient, reliable device, the B1165nfw is a great option.
Strong features and good paper handling
The HP makes some proud claims, and it more than satisfies the majority of them. Very cheap to run, and with a string of strong features and good paper handling, it works exceedingly well. Speed is searing too, outpacing many a laser printer. The text quality isn't quite as dark as we'd like it in order to place it on a par with good laser models.
Easy maintenance, Duplex print
The HP Officejet Pro X551dw really is a new concept in office printers and this machine is an excellent first offering. It's very fast, very cheap to run and produces high quality black and colour print on both plain and photo paper. It's reasonably expensive to buy, but not when compared with colour laser printers with anything like the same specifications.
High-speed, excellent quality, competitive running costs
It doesn't quite live up to HP's performance claims, but the X551dw is certainly the fastest inkjet printer we've seen so far. Its speed, quality and competitive running costs make it a good option for businesses that require a versatile, high-volume printer but can't perhaps afford a more expensive colour laser.
High capacity cartridges, Stylish looks
The Officejet Pro 276dw is a solid, well-made printer, but spends much too much time thinking about things. It can be nearly half a minute before it starts printing and a 10-page document will take 30s longer than it should, because of unwarranted pauses. There are faster, cheaper, better designed SOHO all-in-ones - at least one of them from HP.
Multi-page scanning/copying and fast print speeds
If you're a business user who wants a cheap option for scanning or copying multi-page documents - and if you don't mind mediocre quality draft prints - the HP Officejet 4500 is hard to fault. Its consumable costs are reasonable, installation is easy and maintenance is simple.
Useful 20-sheet automatic document feeder
If you're a business user who wants a cheap option for scanning or copying multi-page documents -- and if you don't mind mediocre quality draft prints -- the HP Officejet 4500 is hard to fault. Its consumable costs are reasonable, installation is easy and maintenance is simple.
Excellent photo quality
The HP OfficeJet 4500 Wireless is not exactly a speed demon, but for the price (I saw it as low as $129.99, and cheaper if you don't want wireless), it's a very good deal. For that price, built-in wireless, an automatic document feeder, fax, and (manual) duplex come as welcome surprises. Print quality for text documents was not the best I've seen, and duplex pages will bleed through, but color photos looked lush and wonderful.
The printer arrived well packaged and the instructions were clear. The installation was smooth.
My first printouts on 22 and 24 lb laser papers seemed mediocre. Then I tried some of the expensive premium color laser sheets and was startled to see how good they looked. I am a light user and don't print many photos. So I may dump my inkjet if this printer continues to perform at this level.
Colour is well-produced and fast
The Brother is almost an exceptional machine. The colour is well-produced and fast, but it is rather expensive in terms of running costs, so you may want to use colour less frequently. Black text is strong for the level, and running costs and performance are good here. Auto duplexing would have made it better, and we suspect a few offices will miss the presence of ethernet - although Wi-Fi and good connectivity otherwise offers compensation.
Low maintenance LED mechanism
The Brother HL-3140CW is a really good value colour LED printer. It's neat, quick and doesn't cost that much to run, particularly when compared with early colour LEDs from Dell and Xerox, where colour pages came close to 20p each. With an asking price of under £120, there's little reason to buy a mono-only laser, when you could have this machine and print colour, too.
Supports wireless connectivity
Apart from the problems I encountered when attempting to print an image using glossy paper with the manual paper feed, the HL-3140CW produced good quality documents at a reasonable speed. It is not silent in operation but I would hardly classify it as noisy. When not in use, the printer places itself in sleep mode so as to cut back on power usage. Currently Brother is advertising this mode at a price of £174.
Offers a range of user-definable settings
As long as you stick with normal documents and avoid glossy paper, this colour laser printer can perform a useful task. While not silent in operation, it's not too noisy when printing documents. Replacement toner drum units are priced at £74.38 for black, rated at 2,500 pages and £71.99 for each colour capable of delivering 1,400 pages.
Quickly printing high quality documents with first page out
Setup was fast and simple with the HP Smart Install, which required no CD, and network connectivity via Ethernet. The built-in USB allows printer connectivity to a single computer or USB flash drive. This bundle of performance and efficiency comes as a hefty weight, 52.7 lb., and price, $899.99. The hp.com website is currently advertising free shipping and an instant $100 discount, reducing the price to $799.99. The weight and price are typical for printers in this category.
Decent Value for the Money
In summary, this printer/scanner/copier should work fine in a home setting where compactness, quality and low cost are more important than speed. Some users complain that the standard ink cartridges don't last very long but each color can be replaced separately when a cartridge is empty. High-capacity cartridges are also available.
Low initial cost, Ease of use
I have to say I was disappointed with the Epson Expression Home XP-410. There are zero improvements on the previous generation Epson Expression Home XP-400 we reviewed last year. The design, print speeds and features are identical and I actually had more trouble with the photo printing on the XP-410.
And don't be surprised if you spend quadruple the initial cost ($99.99) on ink in the first year with a set of high capacity cartridges running around $80.96.
Good features and performance in a small size
The XP-410 is targeted at the home user who might also run a small, home-based business. It can produce excellent images with the right paper, works well for crafts, and is great for printing school and business reports. Print speeds are very good, as is the price. There's no fax capability or ADF, but given the reasonable cost and target user, we don't see this as a big deal.
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