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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every laser printer on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 589 laser printers, 3,990 reviews and 9,010 prices. Last updated 20 October 2017.

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#1 HP M402

M402
The top rated laser printer under £100, with brilliant expert reviews and good features
92
Reviews
17 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
92
Age
6 Months Old
89
Running Costs
£26 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
No
38ppm
Apr 2017
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#2 Kyocera ECOSYS P5021cdw

ECOSYS P5021cdw
techpowerup.com - Editor's Choice
The highest rated laser printer under £500, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
91
Reviews
1 Award
94
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
12 Months Old
83
Running Costs
£33 / 10 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
21ppm
Oct 2016
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£83.99

#3 OKI C332dn

C332dn
PC Mag - Editor's Choiceljudochbild.se - Recommended
An award winning and very good value for money 600 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
92
Reviews
2 Awards
98
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
87
Age
1 Year Old
83
Running Costs
£32 / 10 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
30ppm
Oct 2016
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£83.99
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HP M712
£416.00
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£324.91

#4 HP M552dn

M552dn
A critically acclaimed and newly released 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with good features and very low running costs
93
Reviews
49 Reviews
88
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
94
Age
2 Months Old
89
Running Costs
£25 / 10 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
33ppm
Sep 2017
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£324.91
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£96.95

#5 Lexmark CS317DN

CS317DN
A low cost and new 2.400 x 6 DPI laser printer, with very low running costs and great features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Age
6 Months Old
83
Running Costs
£30 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
23ppm
Apr 2017
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£96.95
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#6 Lexmark Cs410

Cs410
A top-value and very economical to run 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with great user reviews and good features
86
Reviews
21 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£24 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
30ppm
Oct 2015
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#7 Lexmark CS720de

CS720de
A fully featured and bargain price 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with very low running costs
96
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
1 Year Old
86
Running Costs
£27 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
40ppm
May 2016
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£105.00
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#8 HP M501

M501
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
A good value for money and newly released 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
87
Reviews
1 Award
88
Value for Money
Excellent
66
Features
Good Features
89
Age
6 Months Old
83
Running Costs
£29 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
No
43ppm
Apr 2017
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£219.99
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£124.91

#9 Canon LBP6230

LBP6230
PC Advisor.co.uk - Gold
A low cost and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a Gold award from one expert review website
93
Reviews
1 Award
96
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
72
Age
2 Years Old
62
Running Costs
£62 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
No
25ppm
Sep 2015
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£124.91
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#10 Lexmark CS727de

CS727de
A cheap and new 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with very good features and very low running costs
87
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Age
5 Months Old
86
Running Costs
£27 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
38ppm
Jun 2017
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Laser Printer Brands

Find out how laser printer brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their laser printers. Click on a link to compare all laser printers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Laser Printers Price Range Average Rating
HP logo HP Laser Printers 100 £37 - £4,506 73%
Lexmark logo Lexmark Laser Printers 79 £20 - £2,318 71%
Brother logo Brother Laser Printers 57 £39 - £792 84%
Canon logo Canon Laser Printers 56 £53 - £765 71%
OKI logo OKI Laser Printers 35 £63 - £3,900 69%
Samsung logo Samsung Laser Printers 34 £35 - £833 75%
Kyocera logo Kyocera Laser Printers 30 £130 - £4,281 75%
Ricoh logo Ricoh Laser Printers 25 £26 - £997 80%
Xerox logo Xerox Laser Printers 22 £50 - £1,404 76%
Other brands Other Laser Printer Brands 16 £95 - £918

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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.

However while laser printers are very good for black & white printing, they are very weak at anything involving colour. Many laser printers are simply incapable of printing in colour, since the toner they use only comes in one colour. Colour laser printers do exist, but have nowhere near the quality of inkjet or photo printers.

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.

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

We currently list 453 laser printers ranging from £20 to £4,594. On average, a new laser printer costs £422 and 80% of laser printers are priced between £85 and £835. The cheapest laser printer that we found is the Lexmark C912dn at only £20, and the most expensive is the HP M682z at £4,594.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

OKI laser printers range in price from £63 to £3,900, and the highest average laser printer price out of all brands is OKI laser printers with an average price of £783.

The %8highest average laser printer price out of all brands is HP laser printers with an average price of £535. HP laser printers start at £37 and the most expensive HP laser printer costs £4,594.

Kyocera laser printers start at £130 and the most expensive Kyocera laser printer costs £4,281. The third highest average laser printer price out of all brands is Kyocera laser printers with an average price of £518.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 307 expert reviews and 2,309 user reviews for laser printers available online and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of laser printer. Ricoh is the top rated laser printer brand with an average rating of 85%. HP is the second best brand with 84% and Samsung is the third best brand with 82%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

We found 371 current offers for laser printers from Amazon UK making it the biggest laser printer retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 224 current offers for laser printers. The third biggest retailer is Ebuyer with 216 current laser printer offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

The most common period for new laser printers to be released in is between January and February. If you wait until January 2018 then you might be able to get better features on your laser printer. Also the price of the current laser printers may drop off just before the latest models are released in January. 35 new laser printers were released in February 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases. In September 2015 168 new laser printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases. The biggest month in 2014 for new laser printer releases was January, with 43 new laser printers released that month.

How Fast Do Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

On average laser printers drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £5 on a typical £422 new laser printer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

This denotes the largest resolution that the laser printer is capable of printing at.

We found 309 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers, which makes this the most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 117 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers, making this the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new laser printers.

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

Colours

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

The number of new laser printers that do and are laser printers which do not support colour is roughly the same. 49% of laser printers do are laser printers which support colour.

Print Speeds (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

This 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 (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) range from 8ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of the majority of laser printers range from 25ppm to 34ppm. The laser printer with the fastest print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) is the HP765DN, which is a 75ppm print speed laser printer and is priced at £3,492.00. The laser printer with the slowest print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) is the HP765DN, which is a 14ppm print speed laser printer and is priced at £195.92.

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

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

The biggest laser printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 371 current laser printer offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest laser printer retailer is eBay with 224 offers. That means Amazon UK is much bigger than eBay when it comes to laser printers. Ebuyer is the third biggest retailer with 216 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laser Printers?

With the cheapest price on 141 laser printers, Amazon UK is most frequently the cheapest laser printer retailer.

Proportion of Laser Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 38% of its laser printers, Amazon UK is most frequently the cheapest laser printer retailer.

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