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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique laser printers rating which considers: 7,700 UK prices • 4,700 expert & user reviews • 740 product comparisons • 72 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP LaserJet M553DN

82 Reviews
alphr.com RecommendedPC Mag Editor's Choiceitpro.co.uk Recommended

£174.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Jul 2017
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HP LaserJet Pro M454dw

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

£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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HP LaserJet Pro M404dw

 
4800 600 x DPI  Supports Wi‑Fi  Faster than average time to first page 
4800 600 x DPI
Supports Wi‑Fi
Faster than average time to first page

£180.00

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jan 2019
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Lexmark B2865DW

 
1200 1200 x DPI  Very fast print speed  Supports Wi‑Fi 
1200 1200 x DPI
Very fast print speed
Supports Wi‑Fi

£392.90

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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61ppm
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Feb 2020
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Lexmark C2535DW

 

£264.54

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2400 X 600 DPI
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35ppm
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Nov 2018
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HP LaserJet Enterprise M507

10 Reviews

£362.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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43ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M148Fdw

 

£149.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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28ppm
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Nov 2017
#8

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HP LaserJet Pro M404n

 

£175.49

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP Color LaserJet Pro M479DW

 

£342.47

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600 X 600 DPI
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27ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dn

 

£169.00

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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 M227fdn

 

£169.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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30ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet Pro M304a

 

£96.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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35ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP LaserJet M501DN

31 Reviews

£266.90

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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 M428fdw

 

£355.20

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4800 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jan 2019
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HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M479fnw

 

£326.68

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600 X 600 DPI
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27ppm
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Jun 2019
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HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw

 

£229.98

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600 X 600 DPI
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21ppm
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Apr 2020
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Canon i‑SENSYS LBP228X

 

£265.98

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Aug 2019
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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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HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M255DW

 

£259.99

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600 X 600 DPI
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21ppm
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Feb 2020

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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.

Rank Brand Number of Laser Printers Price Range Average Rating
#1
HP Laser Printers 172 £21 - £4,722
86%
1,167 reviews
#2
Lexmark Laser Printers 96 £43 - £7,886
75%
108 reviews
#3
Ricoh Laser Printers 41 £25 - £2,977
74%
124 reviews
#4
Canon Laser Printers 72 £65 - £715
72%
300 reviews
#5
Samsung Laser Printers 38 £29 - £2,325
70%
1,356 reviews
#6
Xerox Laser Printers 44 £94 - £2,620
69%
367 reviews
#7
OKI Laser Printers 36 £104 - £2,000
56%
10 reviews
#8
Kyocera Laser Printers 29 £146 - £1,785
33%
1 review
#9
DELL Laser Printers 27 £76 - £306
29%
2 reviews
#10
Brother Laser Printers 69 £43 - £529

Trending Laser Printer Comparisons

Brother
HL-L2350DW
£113.98
4 times the
maximum
resolution
Faster print
speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£89.99
£24 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Brother
HL-1210W
£53.87
£36 cheaper
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
2ppm faster
print speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£89.99
Newer by four
years
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Samsung
M2026
£76.98
£13 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
1200 x 1200 DPI
DPI
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£89.99
Newer by two
years
Better brand
Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£25 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£89.99
Better brand
Brother
HL-1212W
£89.99
Bigger maximum
resolution
Moderately
faster print
speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£89.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
Better brand
Brother
HL-L2350DW
£113.98
7% faster
print speed
VS
HP
M118dw
£114.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by 13
months
Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£21 cheaper
Newer by three
years
Marginally
better user
reviews
VS
HP
M102
£86.18
Better brand
Better PC Mag
review score
Slightly better
overall reviews
Brother
DCP1612
£129.99
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
Faster print
speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M28W
£129.98
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
Better brand
Canon
LBP6030
£64.98
£31 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
VS
HP
M15a
£96.46
Better brand
Brother
DCP-1510
£58.80
£41 cheaper
Twice the
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resolution
2ppm faster
print speed
VS
Canon
MF3010
£100.10
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
Better brand
Brother
HL-1110
£42.70
£47 cheaper
Bigger maximum
resolution
2ppm faster
print speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£89.99
Five years
newer
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
Canon
LBP613Cdw
£163.43
£36 cheaper
Bigger maximum
resolution
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HP
M254
£199.91
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Better brand
Brother
HL-L2300D
£63.38
£27 cheaper
2400 x 600 DPI
DPI
Faster print
speed
VS
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£89.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
Better brand
Kyocera
ECOSYS P5021cd
£199.20
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Brother
HL-L8260
£200.00
Better brand
Faster print
speed
Four months
newer
HP
LaserJet Pro M15w
£89.99
Better brand
VS
Lexmark
B2338dw
£83.43
£7 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
1200 x 1200 DPI
DPI
Brother
MFC-L2740
£220.42
£83 cheaper
3ppm faster
print speed
VS
Canon
MF249
£303.74
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Brother
Mfc-9340
£335.15
Faster print
speed
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Canon
MF635Cx
£262.49
£73 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
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Canon
LBP613Cdw
£163.43
£45 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Brother
HL-L3270CDW
£207.97
16 months newer
6ppm faster
print speed
Kyocera
ECOSYS P5021cd
£199.20
£1,008 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Colour printing
VS
Lexmark
MS417dn
£1,206.80
Better brand
19ppm faster
print speed
Eight months
newer
OKI
B412dn
£150.46
£90 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Kyocera
P2235dn/KL3
£240.27
Newer by two
years
Faster print
speed
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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

The price range of laser printers is from £16 to £7,887 and in total we found prices for 428 laser printers. On average, a new laser printer costs £598 and 80% of laser printers are priced between £108 and £1,500. The HP M506 is the cheapest laser printer at only £17, and Lexmark MX910DE is the most expensive at £7,886.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

The average price of HP laser printers is £943 which is the highest average price of all laser printer brands. HP laser printers range in price from £17 to £4,722.

The average price of Lexmark laser printers is £760 which is the second highest average price of all laser printer brands. Lexmark laser printers start at £43 and their most expensive laser printer costs £7,886.

The average price of Xerox laser printers is £655 which is the third highest average price of all laser printer brands. Xerox laser printers start at £94 and their most expensive laser printer costs £2,620.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 407 expert reviews and 3,037 user reviews for laser printers and used this information to evaluate 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 75% and the third best brand is Ricoh with 74%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

We found 267 current offers for laser printers from Amazon UK making it the biggest laser printer retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Ebuyer Business for whom we found 180 current offers for laser printers. The third biggest retailer is Quzo with 172 current laser printer offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

November to January is the most common period for new laser printers to be released in. 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. Last year most new laser printers were released in January, with 40 new laser printers released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new laser printer releases was August, with 19 new laser printers released that month. 90 new laser printers were released in November 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases.

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 £598 you could save on average £10 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 358 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers, which makes this the most common maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 130 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers, making 600 x 600 DPI the second most popular 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.

Across the range of laser printers, the print speeds range from 8ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds of most laser printers range from 35ppm to 40ppm. The HP 765DN, which is available at £1,853.08, has the fastest print speed and is a 75ppm print speed laser printer. The Xerox Phaser 6020, which is available at £93.81, has the slowest print speed and is a 12ppm 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.

The number of new laser printers that do and are laser printers which do not support colour printing is roughly the same. 46% of laser printers do are laser printers which support colour printing and 353 out of 648 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. 80.6% of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.