We have compared the best laser printers on the market to help you to assess the one that will suit your needs perfectly. Using the table, below, it is easy to select the laser printer which has the features you need and to make direct comparisons between key functions, such as print quality and memory capacity. Laser printers tend to be used in busy offices where lots of people need to be able to share the same device which will continue to function well, print job after print job. They are also favoured in smaller offices where higher-quality printing is needed.
|Black / White||Colour|
|Laser Printer||Samsung ML-2165W||Samsung ML-2955DW||Brother HL-2250DN||Samsung ML-1675||Brother HL-2130||Brother HL-4150CDN||Dell C1660W||Brother HL-3070 CW|
|Score||9 / 10||9 / 10||8 / 10||7 / 10||8 / 10||7 / 10||10 / 10||8 / 10|
|Weight||4.0 kg||7.2 kg||6.5 kg||4.7 kg||6.6 kg||25.5 kg||11.0 kg||19.7 kg|
|Storage||32 MB||64 MB||32 MB||8 MB||8 MB||32 MB||128 MB||64 MB|
|Print resolution||1200 x 1200 dpi||1200 x 1200 dpi||2400 x 600 dpi||1200 x 1200 dpi||2400 x 600 dpi||2400 x 600 dpi||2400 x 600 dpi||2400 x 600 dpi|
|Speed b/w||20 s/min||28 s/min||26 s/min||16 s/min||20 s/min||24 s/min||18 s/min||16 s/min|
|Speed colour||/||/||/||/||/||14 s/min||12 s/min||16 s/min|
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Last Update: March 2016
Use the table to work out which laser printer will work best for you and which one makes the most cost-effective choice.
Not all laser features offer the same features, but all need to print well. To make an assessment of the print quality, use the star rating in the table but also check the print resolution, too, since this can directly effect the quality of the printed output. Most laser printers print fast – certainly when compared to inkjet devices – but they don’t all print at the same speed. In busy offices, quick printing is essential, so check out the paper handling which is measured in sheets of paper per minute.
Colour laser printers are great if you need to produce sheets of paper that have colourful logos or photographs. Not all of the printers in the table have the capability of colour printing so make sure you check this, if you require coloured images. Most colour laser printers have different speeds when it comes to printing black and white images compared to full colour ones, so a speed rating has been noted in the table as well.
Laser printers tend to be used in shared computer networks, like offices, so memory capacity is another important factor to consider. If you have lots of print jobs sent to the printer at one time, then it will need a high level of memory to store each job and to print each in turn. For larger offices, select a laser printer with a greater memory capacity.