Best Budget Friendly Laser-Class Printers

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It’s April and that means the spring holiday trinity is right around the corner.  Yep, I’m talking about Moms, Dads and Grads!  Over the next two months, a onslaught of parties will be held and who wants to arrive empty handed?

That’s where we come in.  Obviously, a new printer is on the top of every Mom, Dad or Grad’s list of ideal presents and we want to make sure you pick the right one! 

We shared our top five creative inkjet printers for the home and dorm earlier this morning but what if you hate creativity?  Or perhaps your Mom, Dad or Grad just want to have no fun?  Then a laser-class printer is the perfect choice for them!  

We are kidding, of course, but our budget friendly laser-class selections are a great option for the home office or apartment with limited space but needs high volume printing.  Take a look at our top five picks now!

1. Dell B1160w

Dell B1160w

The Dell B1160w is an ultra compact single function monochrome laser printer targeted at the small office, home office market.  The B1160w offers print speeds up to 21 ppm, a monthly duty cycle up to 10,000 pages and wireless connectivity in the $100 price range. Prefer it in white?  Samsung offers an identical model.

Dell B1160w review

2. Samsung SCX-3405fw

Samsung SCX-3405fwThe Samsung SCX-3405fw offers scan, copy and fax functionality along with a 40-sheet automatic document feeder, a 16 x 2 line LCD, a 433 MHz processor with 128MB of memory, print speeds up to 21 ppm, 150-sheet paper tray and wireless connectivity for the suggested retail price of $199.99.

Samsung SCX-3405fw review


3. HP LaserJet M1217nfw

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfwThe LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is a 4-in-1 monochrome laser printer featuring print speeds up to 19 ppm, a print resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi, 35-sheet ADF, 150-sheet paper tray and wireless connectivity for the current sale price of $219, $40 off the retail value.

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw review


4. Brother HL-3170cdw

Brother HL-3170cdwThe Brother HL-3170cdw is our lone color selection this time around but this single function color LED printer with print speeds up to 23 ppm, 250-sheet paper drawer with a single sheet bypass slot, wired and wireless networking and Energy Star certification is a good deal for $279.

Brother HL-3170cdw review


5. Brother HL-6180dw

Brother HL-6180dwWhat the Brother HL-6180dw  lacks in thrills, it makes up for in reliability and quality.  With print speeds up to 42 ppm, automatic duplexing, a 550-sheet paper capacity, network connectivity(Ethernet and Wi-Fi) AND an initial price tag coming in at $50 to $100 cheaper than the closer competitor, it’s a real steal.

Brother HL-6180dw review

BONUS SELECTION: Ok, I know that the HP Officejet Pro X576dw is not low cost (retails for $799.99) and that, technically, it’s an inkjet.  But it is awesome, offering print speeds up to 70 ppm, laser-class print quality (seriously) and excellent business features.  Consider this if maybe your office needs to graduate from its crappy current printer…

Looking for more technology gift ideas for moms, dads or grads?  Go to our MDG Special Report Buyer’s Guide for top picks and articles from across our sites!?



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