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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique laser printers rating which considers: 7,100 UK prices • 4,300 expert & user reviews • 670 product comparisons • 110 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP M553

78 Reviews
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£271.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jul 2017
This laser printer produces very good quality prints, it's very easy to setup but expensive. It's the highest scoring high-capacity laser printer available, with a good price.
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Brother HL‑L2375DW

1 Review
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£94.01

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2400 X 600 DPI
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32ppm
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Nov 2017
The highest scoring laser printer under £100, with very good user reviews and a great spec.
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HP M254

81 Reviews
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£145.98

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600 X 600 DPI
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21ppm
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Oct 2017
A very popular and affordable 600 x 600 DPI laser printer, with an industry award and a good spec. This laser printer produces brilliant quality prints, has superb features and it's very easy to setup.
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HP M452

182 Reviews
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£193.53

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600 X 600 DPI
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27ppm
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Oct 2015
This laser printer produces excellent quality prints, has wifi capacity and it's really easy to setup. It's an award winning and very cheap 600 x 600 DPI laser printer, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites.
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Xerox C600

4 Reviews
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£116.51

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1200 X 2400 DPI
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53ppm
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Jun 2017
An extremely fast print speed and bargain price 1200 x 2400 DPI laser printer, with a fantastic spec and outstanding user reviews.
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Brother HL‑L2370D

1 Review
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£106.56

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2400 X 600 DPI
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36ppm
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Nov 2017
A bargain price and very popular 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a very good spec and great user reviews.
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HP M402dne

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£135.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Dec 2017
An affordable and very popular 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.
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Lexmark CS310

21 Reviews
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£85.30

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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25ppm
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Jan 2013
A low cost and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a very good spec. It produces brilliant quality prints but doesn't have wifi capacity and it's heavy, and bulky.
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HP M102

25 Reviews
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£59.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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23ppm
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Apr 2017
A best selling and very good value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with great user reviews and a good spec. This laser printer has wifi capacity and produces good quality prints.
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Samsung M2825ND

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£88.09

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4800 X 600 DPI
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28ppm
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Aug 2014
A staggeringly cheap and very popular 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a very good spec.
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87

Samsung M2835Dw

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£57.43

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4800 X 600 DPI
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28ppm
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Sep 2016
A very good value for money and fully featured 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer.
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87

Samsung M2026

284 Reviews
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£49.95

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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20ppm
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Nov 2015
The top rated laser printer under £50, with a good spec. It produces brilliant quality prints and it's very easy to setup, and compact.
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Ricoh C250

85 Reviews
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£79.98

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2400 X 600 DPI
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20ppm
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Sep 2015
A remarkably cheap and award winning 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a best buy award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site. It produces brilliant quality prints, it's strong and durable but heavy, and bulky.
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HP CP4025

12 Reviews
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£71.84

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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35ppm
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Feb 2011
An award winning and affordable 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec. It produces good quality prints, has good features and it's smooth.
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HP M506

9 Reviews
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£294.47

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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43ppm
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Oct 2015
A critically acclaimed and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a good price. This laser printer has a big capacity, it's easy to handle but not good-looking.
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HP M402d

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£150.20

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Oct 2016
A low cost and very popular 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a very good spec.
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Xerox VersaLink C400

4 Reviews
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£247.64

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600 X 600 DPI
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36ppm
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Apr 2017
An award winning and cheap 600 x 600 DPI laser printer, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site.
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HP M501

24 Reviews
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£257.36

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4800 X 600 DPI
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43ppm
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Apr 2016
This laser printer produces very good quality prints, has a big capacity and it's very easy to setup. It's a fully featured and award winning 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a good price.
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OKI C612

3 Reviews
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£71.49

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1200 X 600 DPI
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36ppm
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Oct 2016
A phenomenally cheap and award winning 1200 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a very good spec.
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Xerox 8580

6 Reviews
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£84.86

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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51ppm
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Sep 2015
An award winning and astoundingly cheap 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.

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What Are The Best Laser Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every laser printer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated laser printer brand is Samsung with an average rating of 74%. Compare all award winning laser printers.

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Samsung Laser Printers 37 £16 - £2,325
74%
1,320 reviews
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HP Laser Printers 114 £25 - £2,733
69%
983 reviews
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Canon Laser Printers 66 £65 - £875
60%
303 reviews
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Ricoh Laser Printers 44 £25 - £715
53%
121 reviews
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Xerox Laser Printers 42 £85 - £1,411
51%
111 reviews
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Lexmark Laser Printers 91 £29 - £2,318
51%
92 reviews
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OKI Laser Printers 33 £35 - £2,000
37%
19 reviews
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Brother Laser Printers 64 £24 - £666
35%
33 reviews
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DELL Laser Printers 27 £76 - £306
10%
2 reviews
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Kyocera Laser Printers 28 £103 - £1,080
3%
7 reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is duplex printing?
ADuplex printing is the ability to print on both sides of the paper - either simultaneously, or automatically turning the paper over to print on the other side. It means you can utilise both sides of the paper.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is an envelope feeder?
AAn envelope feeder allows you to load up a quantity of envelopes, which are then pulled into the printer to have addresses/names/etc printed directly onto them, rather than having to use labels.

Laser Printer Buying Guide

There are 2 main types of printers available on the consumer market - inkjet and laser printers. Both have strengths and weaknesses, and your choice will largely depend on what you plan on using your printer for. This guide will concentrate on information about laser/LED printers - for a detailed rundown of laser printers, please see the guide under the inkjet printer category.

Laser printers work by using a very fine laser to help minuscule particles of powdered ink (toner) ‘stick’ to the page in the shape of the letters and numbers to be printed. The page is then passed through between 2 heated rollers (a ‘fusing unit’), ‘burning’ the toner onto the page. Because the laser can move very fast, a laser printer can print at a very fast rate - far faster than any inkjet printer. Also, because the laser is extremely accurate, it allows for extremely crisp prints, with little chance of smudging or blotting.

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Cost

Compared to inkjet printers, laser printers are far more expensive - sometimes double or more the cost of an equivalent inkjet model. However while the initial cost is high, the day-to-day running costs are far lower: toner cartridges last far longer than ink cartridges, and are cheaper to replace. Both these factors mean that if you routinely print large amounts of documents, a laser printer will be far more economical over time compared to an inkjet.

Types of Laser Printer

There are 2 main types of laser printer on the market at the moment - laser and LED printers. Both work by the same process - using focussed light to trace a path for toner particles on a page. However while a laser has to track across the page from one side of a line to the other, an LED printer can use a static bank of LEDs to ‘flash’ an entire line in one go. This means that LED printers are far faster than laser printers which achieving the same high-quality prints. However since LED printers are a new technology, you can expect to pay more for an LED-enabled printer. If you find yourself regularly printing a lot of documents, the saving in time may well be worth the expenditure.

Black & White vs. Colour

Laser printers are primarily monochromatic, since they only use a single colour of toner. However colour laser printers do exist - they work by having 4 separate cartridges and drums (black, yellow, magenta and cyan) so the paper is passed through each colour of toner in turn, building up a fully-coloured print as it goes.

Because they involve far more hardware, colour laser printers are far more expensive than their monochromatic cousins. Moreover, the quality of the printing is nowhere near as good as inkjet or photo printers - you won’t be able to get professional-quality colour depth or detail from a laser printer. Therefore if high-quality colour printing is important for you, you may wish to look into buying an inkjet printer.

Print Speed

Laser printers are far faster than inkjet printers, and are capable of a very high rate of pages printed per minute. That said, there is a large variety in printing speed within laser printers, with some models capable of printing pages twice as fast as other devices. This is especially true of LED printers, which are capable of an extremely high page-per-minute rate. All of our printers have detailed stats on the number of pages they can print a minute, broken down into monochrome and colour, as well as by quality (draft, normal, high-quality). This will allow you to make the best decision as to the laser printer that best suits your needs.

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Connectivity

Most newer models of laser printers have an array of network connectivity options to make printing easier and more efficient. Ethernet connectivity is now a common feature in modern laser printers - so data can be transferred over a network without having to plug your computer into the printer directly. This makes it far easier to share printers with groups: the printer can be placed in a central area and used freely by everyone around.

Additionally, many models of laser and LED printer also have wifi and/or bluetooth connectivity. These options mean that you do not even have to use a cable to use the printer - data can be transferred over wireless connection.

Finally, the newest models of these printers have support for cloud or app printing. These options allow you to send a document to print from anywhere in the world - from a browser over the cloud, or from an app on your smartphone. While you will pay more money for these options, the convenience they provide may be worth the extra expenditure.

Laser Printer Retailers, Prices and Features

Laser Printer Prices

In total we found 322 laser printers ranging from £16 to £2,733. The average price of a new laser printer is £360 and 80% of laser printers are priced between £70 and £752. The most expensive laser printer that we found is the HP M806dn at £2,733, and the cheapest is the Samsung C1810W at only £16.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

The highest average laser printer price out of all brands is HP laser printers with an average price of £558. HP laser printers start at £25 and their most expensive laser printer costs £2,733.

OKI laser printers start at £35 and their most expensive laser printer costs £2,000. The average price of OKI laser printers is £537 which is the second highest average price of all laser printer brands.

Xerox laser printers start at £85 and their most expensive laser printer costs £1,411. The average price of Xerox laser printers is £444 which is the third highest average price of all laser printer brands.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 481 expert reviews and 2,527 user reviews for laser printers and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of laser printer. Samsung is the top rated laser printer brand with an average rating of 74%. HP is the second best brand with 69% and Canon is the third best brand with 60%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

We found 222 current offers for laser printers from eBay making it the biggest laser printer retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Ebuyer Business for whom we found 206 current offers for laser printers. The third biggest retailer is Ebuyer with 197 current laser printer offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

Most new laser printers tend to be released between August and October. That means that most of the latest laser printer technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In August 2018, 19 new laser printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases. In 2017 most new laser printers were released in November, with 244 new laser printers released that month. 39 new laser printers were released in October 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases.

How Fast Do Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

New laser printers drop in price by an average of 1% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of £2 on a typical £360 new laser printer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

'Maximum Resolution' denotes the largest resolution that the laser printer is capable of printing at.

1200 x 1200 DPI is the most popular maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 316 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers. The second most common maximum resolution amongst new laser printers is 600 x 600 DPI. We found 102 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers.

A larger resolution means that the print-out is comprised of more pixels, meaning greater detail and a higher-quality print.

Print Speeds

'Print Speed' measures how long it takes the laser printer to print a single black & white A4 page at normal quality.

Comparing all laser printers, the print speeds range from 8ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds of the majority of laser printers range from 35ppm to 40ppm. The laser printer with the fastest print speed is the HP 765DN, which is a 75ppm print speed laser printer and can be purchased for £2,442.60. The Canon MF628, which is priced at £234.99, has the slowest print speed and is a 14ppm print speed laser printer.

A faster print speed means the laser printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

Colour Printing

'Colour Printing' denotes whether the laser printer has the ability to print in colour, or whether it's limited to black & white.

Most new laser printers are laser printers which do not support colour printing. 56% of laser printers on Kagoo are laser printers which do not support colour printing and 250 out of 567 laser printers are laser printers which support colour printing.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laser Printers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laser printers. For each retailer it shows the total number of laser printers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laser printers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Ebuyer Business. 128 of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Laser Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for laser printers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of laser printer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's laser printer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was Ebuyer Business. 62.1% of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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