Small Office/Home Office: Best Laser Printers

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Our all-in-one inkjet picks are perfect for homes and home offices but you can also find a range of great laser and LED printers that are excellent choices for the home office and small office.


What makes laser and LED printers so attractive to the professional customer? Many things, including: low cost of ownership, fast print speeds, reliable quality documents, standard networking, large monthly duty cycles, the list goes on and on. While the holiday season usually finds businesses cutting back, we’ve included several low cost laser and LED printers in our list for even the tightest of small office budgets.

1. Dell B1160w

Dell B1160wThe 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.  This speedy little printer is perfect for professionals looking for a replacement desktop printer.

Rating average: 8 out of 10 stars

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2. Samsung SCX-3405fw

Samsung SCX-3405fwThe monochrome 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 $199.99.  With such a compact footprint and low initial price tag, the SCX-3405fw would be a great option for SOHO.

Rating average: 8 out of 10 stars

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3. Brother HL-6180dw

Brother HL-6180dwThe HL-6180dw is a single function monochrome laser printer with print speeds up to 42 ppm, automatic duplexing, a 550-sheet paper capacity and network connectivity (Ethernet and Wi-Fi). Thanks to a low initial price tag coming in at $50 to $100 cheaper than the closer competitor (offering print speeds above 35 ppm, automatic duplexing and network connectivity), it’s not hard to imagine the HL-6180dw coming in as a perfect companion piece to a multifunction unit in a small office or small to medium-sized workgroup. 

Rating average: 8 out of 10 stars

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4.  OKI MB471w

OKI MB471wThe OKI MB471w monochrome multifunction printer offers four device – print, scan, copy and fax – as well as a blend of business savvy features including print speeds up to 35 ppm, front side USB, 50-sheet reversing automatic document feeder, automatic duplexing and wireless connectivity.  With a price tag under $500, this competitive laser-class model should be considered by small offices and businesses looking to upgrade.

Rating average: 8 out of 10 stars

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5. Brother MFC-9325cw

Brother MFC-9325cwThe Brother MFC-9325cw Digital Color All-in-One offers print, scan, copy and fax functionality in one compact box. Other features include: print speeds up to 19 ppm, print resolution up to 600 x 2400 dpi, 35-sheet ADF, front side USB port, 250-sheet tray, a single sheet manual feed and wireless connectivity. Color laser printing may not be for every small office and business, but at $449.99, the MFC-9325cw is an affordable option.

Rating average: 8 out of 10 stars

Brother MFC-9325cw Review

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