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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique laser printers rating which considers: 7,300 UK prices • 8,800 expert & user reviews • 750 product comparisons • 70 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP LaserJet M553DN

202 Reviews
alphr.com Recommendeditpro.co.uk RecommendedPC Mag Editor's Choice

£271.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jul 2017
#2

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Lexmark C2535DW

 
Supports colour printing Supports Wi‑Fi  Supports duplex printing
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi‑Fi
Supports duplex printing

£285.67

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2400 X 600 DPI
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35ppm
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Nov 2018
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Lexmark CS310N

134 Reviews
Les Numeriques.com 5 StarDigital Versus 5 StarPC Welt.de Value for Money

£167.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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25ppm
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Jan 2013
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Lexmark MC3224DWE

5 Reviews
winmagpro.nl Test Winner

£179.58

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600 X 600 DPI
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22ppm
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Mar 2020
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HP LaserJet Pro M428dw

 

£272.77

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M454dw

 

£281.09

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600 X 600 DPI
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28ppm
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Jan 2019
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Xerox VersaLink C400

72 Reviews

£326.25

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600 X 600 DPI
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36ppm
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Apr 2017
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HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw

 

£169.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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20ppm
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Apr 2020
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HP Color Laser 150NW

3 Reviews

£178.80

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600 X 600 DPI
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18ppm
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Jul 2019
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Lexmark B2236DW

 

£99.19

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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34ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet M506

25 Reviews

£112.78

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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43ppm
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Sep 2015
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HP LaserJet M452

279 Reviews

£134.97

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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 M148dw

 

£156.64

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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28ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M428fdw

 

£313.16

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600 X 600 DPI
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63ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet M501DN

61 Reviews

£256.41

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4800 X 600 DPI
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43ppm
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Apr 2016
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HP LaserJet Pro M404n

 

£205.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dn

 

£195.90

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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Xerox Phaser 3260

145 Reviews

£119.99

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4800 X 600 DPI
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29ppm
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Sep 2015
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HP LaserJet M118dw

 

£114.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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28ppm
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Dec 2018

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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 79%. Compare all award winning laser printers.

Rank Brand Number of Laser Printers Price Range Average Rating
#1
HP Laser Printers 174 £21 - £6,713
79%
2,320 reviews
#2
Lexmark Laser Printers 100 £52 - £6,402
73%
274 reviews
#3
Canon Laser Printers 75 £65 - £950
72%
450 reviews
#4
Ricoh Laser Printers 41 £25 - £3,128
72%
321 reviews
#5
Xerox Laser Printers 43 £94 - £3,874
71%
1,576 reviews
#6
Samsung Laser Printers 38 £77 - £2,599
70%
1,808 reviews
#7
OKI Laser Printers 36 £149 - £2,872
63%
22 reviews
#8
Kyocera Laser Printers 29 £159 - £1,798
33%
1 review
#9
DELL Laser Printers 27 £76 - £269
29%
2 reviews
#10
Brother Laser Printers 69 £43 - £950

Trending Laser Printer Comparisons

Brother
HL-1210W
£53.87
£32 cheaper
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
2ppm faster
print speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£85.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
More popular
Brother
HL-L2350DW
£112.53
More popular
Faster print
speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£85.95
£27 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Brother
HL-1212W
£86.93
Bigger maximum
resolution
Moderately
faster print
speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£85.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
More popular
Brother
HL-L2350DW
£112.53
£29 cheaper
7% faster
print speed
VS
HP
M118dw
£141.77
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by 13
months
Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£21 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£85.95
More popular
Better brand
Samsung
M2026
£76.98
£9 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
1200 x 1200 DPI
DPI
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£85.95
Newer by two
years
More popular
Better brand
Brother
DCP1612
£119.00
£11 cheaper
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
Faster print
speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M28W
£129.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
More popular
Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£14 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
VS
HP
M15a
£78.90
Better brand
Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£31 cheaper
Newer by three
years
VS
HP
M102
£96.36
Better PC Mag
review score
Better brand
Slightly better
user reviews
Brother
DCP-1610
£71.08
£59 cheaper
Bigger maximum
resolution
2ppm faster
print speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M28W
£129.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
More popular
Kyocera
ECOSYS P5021cd
£169.26
£80 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
Brother
HL-L8260
£249.00
Better brand
Faster print
speed
Four months
newer
Brother
DCP-1510
£58.80
£41 cheaper
Twice the
maximum
resolution
2ppm faster
print speed
VS
Canon
MF3010
£100.10
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
Better brand
Canon
LBP613Cdw
£163.43
£36 cheaper
Bigger maximum
resolution
VS
HP
M254
£199.91
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Better brand
Brother
HL-L2300D
£63.38
£23 cheaper
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
Faster print
speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£85.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
More popular
Brother
HL-L3270CDW
£207.97
£82 cheaper
4 times the
maximum
resolution
8% faster
print speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M255DW
£289.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 19
months
Better brand
HP
M451nw
£189.99
£34 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Canon
MF244dw
£224.16
Five years
newer
4 times the
maximum
resolution
19% faster
print speed
Brother
HL-1110
£42.70
£43 cheaper
Bigger maximum
resolution
2ppm faster
print speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£85.95
Five years
newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
HP
Pro P1102
£79.98
More popular
Better brand
Moderately
better user
reviews
VS
Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£15 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by seven
years
Brother
HL-L5100DN
£194.14
£22 cheaper
Better brand
VS
Kyocera
P2040d
£216.18
Better Kagoo
Score
10 months newer
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£85.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Lexmark
B2338dw
£83.43
1200 x 1200 DPI
DPI
A lot faster
print speed
Four months
newer
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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.

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

In total we found 431 laser printers ranging from £20 to £6,713. A new laser printer costs on average £596 and 80% of laser printers are priced between £113 and £1,428. The HP M880Z is the most expensive laser printer that we found at £6,713, and the HP CLP680ND is the cheapest at only £21.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

The highest average laser printer price out of all brands is HP laser printers with an average price of £1,025. HP laser printers range in price from £21 to £6,713.

The second highest average laser printer price out of all brands is Xerox laser printers with an average price of £731. Xerox laser printers start at £94 and their most expensive laser printer costs £3,874.

The third highest average laser printer price out of all brands is Lexmark laser printers with an average price of £619. Lexmark laser printers range in price from £51 to £4,299.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 444 expert reviews and 6,339 user reviews for laser printers and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of laser printer. HP is the top rated laser printer brand with an average rating of 79%. Lexmark is the second best brand with 73% and Canon is the third best brand with 72%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

The biggest laser printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 197 current laser printer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 181 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to laser printers. Ebuyer Business is the third biggest retailer with 179 current offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

Most new laser printers tend to be released between June and August. Six new laser printers were released in June 2020 making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases. The biggest month in 2019 for new laser printer releases was January, with 41 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.

How Fast Do Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

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

That means that on a typical laser printer costing £597 you could save on average £12 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 363 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers, which makes this the most common maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 123 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers, making 600 x 600 DPI 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 25ppm to 35ppm. The laser printer with the fastest print speed is the HP LaserJet Enterprise M612dn, which is a 75ppm print speed laser printer and is available at £942.21. The laser printer with the slowest print speed is the Xerox Phaser 6020, which is a 12ppm print speed laser printer and is available at £93.81.

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. 300 laser printers out of 657 do are laser printers which support colour printing and 357 laser printers (54%) 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. 140 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. 78.2% of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.