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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique laser printers rating which considers: 1,400 UK prices • 4,000 expert & user reviews • 670 product comparisons • 65 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP LaserJet M553DN

82 Reviews
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£239.04

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38ppm
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Jul 2017
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Lexmark C2535DW

£262.98

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2400 X 600 DPI
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35ppm
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Nov 2018
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87

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HP LaserJet M118dw

£139.22

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28ppm
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Oct 2018
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Lexmark B2865DW

£326.90

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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61ppm
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Feb 2020
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Lexmark B2338DW

£64.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jul 2018
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HP LaserJet M402

563 Reviews
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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
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Lexmark B2546DW

£167.80

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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44ppm
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Jul 2018
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Lexmark C2425DW

£131.48

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23ppm
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Nov 2018
#9

86

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Lexmark CS727DE

£180.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2017
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86

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Lexmark B2650DW

£226.79

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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47ppm
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Jul 2018
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86

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Lexmark B2442DW

£134.97

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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42ppm
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Jul 2018
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HP M148FDW

£156.48

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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28ppm
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Nov 2017
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Lexmark CS421DN

£289.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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23ppm
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Jul 2018
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Lexmark MS421DN

£234.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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40ppm
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HP LaserJet M452NW

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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
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HP LaserJet Pro M15w

£86.91

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600 X 600 DPI
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18ppm
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Lexmark CS310DN

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£180.10

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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25ppm
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Jan 2013
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HP 150nw

8 Reviews

£149.99

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600 X 600 DPI
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18ppm
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Apr 2018
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Canon i‑SENSYS LBP214DW

£178.30

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Apr 2018
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HP LaserJet M254DW

106 Reviews
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£192.22

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600 X 600 DPI
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21ppm
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Oct 2017

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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 HP with an average rating of 86%. Compare all award winning laser printers.

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HP Laser Printers 117 £73 - £3,389
86%
1,201 reviews
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Lexmark Laser Printers 95 £50 - £3,880
78%
108 reviews
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Ricoh Laser Printers 41 £25 - £3,588
76%
123 reviews
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Canon Laser Printers 64 £65 - £798
74%
300 reviews
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Samsung Laser Printers 38 £67 - £2,158
73%
1,383 reviews
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Xerox Laser Printers 43 £223 - £3,679
68%
118 reviews
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OKI Laser Printers 34 £141 - £2,910
57%
10 reviews
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Kyocera Laser Printers 28 £156 - £1,982
34%
1 review
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DELL Laser Printers 27 £76 - £306
30%
2 reviews
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Brother Laser Printers 63 £43 - £584

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M2026
£76.98
£10 cheaper
1200 x 1200 DPI
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10% faster
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LaserJet Pro M15w
£86.91
Newer by two
years
Better brand
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Brother
HL-L2350DW
£112.53
4 times the
maximum
resolution
Faster print
speed
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HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£86.91
£26 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
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Brother
HL-1210W
£53.87
£33 cheaper
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
2ppm faster
print speed
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HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£86.91
Newer by four
years
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Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£15 cheaper
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better user
reviews
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HP
M102
£79.98
Better brand
Better PC Mag
review score
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overall reviews
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Brother
DCP-1510
£58.80
£41 cheaper
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2ppm faster
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Canon
MF3010
£100.10
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Brother
MFC-L2740
£220.42
3ppm faster
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Canon
MF249
£181.00
£39 cheaper
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Brother
Mfc-9340
£335.15
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Canon
MF635Cx
£248.57
£87 cheaper
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Brother
HL-1212W
£99.00
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faster print
speed
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LaserJet Pro M15w
£86.91
£12 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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newer
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Brother
HL-1110
£42.70
£44 cheaper
Bigger maximum
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2ppm faster
print speed
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LaserJet Pro M15w
£86.91
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LBP6030
£64.98
£10 cheaper
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M15a
£74.87
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Canon
MF633Cdw
£212.97
£142 cheaper
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M281fdw
£354.87
22 months newer
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Brother
DCP1612
£129.00
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DPI
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speed
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M28W
£123.99
Better Kagoo
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Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£22 cheaper
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LaserJet Pro M15w
£86.91
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Canon
LBP613Cdw
£157.09
£35 cheaper
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M254
£192.22
Better Kagoo
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One more award
Better brand
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Samsung
M2070
£119.55
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2ppm faster
print speed
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M28W
£123.99
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Pro P1102
£79.98
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LBP6030
£64.98
£15 cheaper
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newer
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OKI
B412dn
£150.46
£116 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Kyocera
P2235dn/KL3
£266.94
Newer by two
years
Faster print
speed
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Samsung
C480
£229.98
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Canon
MF633Cdw
£212.97
£17 cheaper
Better brand
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newer
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Brother
HL-L2300D
£63.38
£24 cheaper
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
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speed
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HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£86.91
Better Kagoo
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Newer by four
years
Better brand
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HP
Pro P1102
£79.98
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LBP6030
£64.98
£15 cheaper
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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

The price range of laser printers is from £24 to £3,880 and in total we found prices for 312 laser printers. On average, a new laser printer costs £491 and 80% of laser printers are priced between £100 and £1,067. The most expensive laser printer that we found is the Lexmark CX921DE at £3,880, and the cheapest is the Ricoh SP112SU at only £25.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

Xerox laser printers start at £223 and their most expensive laser printer costs £3,679. The average price of Xerox laser printers is £1,016 which is the highest average price of all laser printer brands.

HP laser printers range in price from £73 to £3,389, and the second highest average laser printer price out of all brands is HP laser printers with an average price of £710.

Lexmark laser printers start at £50 and their most expensive laser printer costs £3,880. The average price of Lexmark laser printers is £709 which is the third highest average price of all laser printer brands.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 366 expert reviews and 2,889 user reviews for laser printers and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of laser printer. The top rated laser printer brand is HP with an average rating of 86%. The second best brand is Lexmark with 78% and the third best brand is Ricoh with 76%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

The biggest laser printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is Ebuyer Business. We found 174 current laser printer offers from Ebuyer Business. The second biggest retailer is Ebuyer with 88 offers. That means Ebuyer Business is much bigger than Ebuyer when it comes to laser printers. Amazon UK is the third biggest retailer with 57 current offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

The most common period for new laser printers to be released in is between November and January. 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. The biggest month last year for new laser printer releases was January, with two new laser printers released that month. August was the biggest month in 2018 for new laser printers, with 19 new laser printers released that month. In 2017 most new laser printers were released in November, with 91 new laser printers released that month.

How Fast Do Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, laser printers drop in price by 2%.

That means that on a typical laser printer costing £491 you could save on average £7 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

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

We found 323 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 101 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers, making this the second most common 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.

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 HP 765DN, which can be purchased for £3,109.96, has the fastest print speed and is a 75ppm print speed laser printer. The laser printer with the slowest print speed is the Canon LBP7100CN, which is a 14ppm print speed laser printer and can be purchased for £130.86.

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.

The number of new laser printers that do and are laser printers which do not support colour printing is roughly the same. 45% of laser printers do are laser printers which support colour printing and 316 out of 573 laser printers are laser printers which do not 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. 145 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. 83.3% of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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