19 best laser printers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Despite the fact that inkjet printing and the entire infrastructure serving it (inkjet printers, original cartridges and their analogues, inks, MFPs, etc.) are still in use and constitute a more than demanded part of the market, laser printers occupy a separate, important niche of it. and they will be the subject of today's rating review from.

We will not delve into the principles of operation of laser printing devices, but will only touch directly on the technical indicators, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of specific models.

Rating of the best laser printers

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best color laser printers for home and small office 1 Canon i-SENSYS LBP7018C RUB 10,960
2 Brother HL-L8260CDW RUB 22,790
3 HP Color LaserJet Pro M254nw RUB 11,595
4 Ricoh SP C260DNw 9 450 RUB
Best black and white laser printers for home and small office 1 Brother HL-L2340DWR RUB 7,677
2 Canon i-SENSYS LBP6030w 9 470 rub.
3 Ricoh SP 150w RUB 4340
Best color laser printers for medium to large office space 1 Lexmark CS820de RUB 88 670
2 KYOCERA ECOSYS P8060cdn RUB 124 980
3 HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M653x RUB 102,300
4 Brother HL-L9200CDWT RUB 40 702
5 HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552dn RUB 29 643
6 Xerox VersaLink C400DN RUB 28,000
Best black and white laser printers for medium to large office space 1 Xerox Phaser 4622DN RUB 88,590
2 HP LaserJet Enterprise M609x RUB 71 955
3 Ricoh SP 5310DN RUB 78,488
4 KYOCERA ECOSYS P4040dn RUB 39,728

Best color laser printers for home and small office

The first group in our review is machines that can produce full color images, but are not very productive. They are mainly used at home or in small offices. First, let's say a few words about the manufacturers.

  1. Canon is a world famous brand of printers and other printing devices (within the framework of this rating, we are talking only about printers, excluding copiers, MFPs, and other printing machines). Founded in the late 30s of the last century in Japan. The headquarters and key production facilities are located there to this day.
  2. Brother Industries Ltd is another Japanese company on our list, but it is already a product of globalization. The company appeared on the horizons of big business just a few decades ago and managed to develop into a large transnational corporation with production facilities in many countries.
  3. Ricoh Company, Ltd is the third multinational 'Japanese' on our first list. Nothing worse than the first three, and in some places even better, especially in terms of assortment (it also produces cameras, digital cameras and similar devices).
  4. Finally, the undisputed giant of the market is the American company Hewlett-Packard, namely its divisions specializing in the production of laser printers. It does not require special introduction, as this name has long been a legend.

Canon i-SENSYS LBP7018C

Rating: 4.9

Canon i-SENSYS LBP7018C

The first laser printer in the small office ranking is the popular Canon laser printer. This is a rather austere device in terms of design, measuring 400x223x398 mm, weighing 12.3 kg and an average power consumption of about 868 W in operation.

The nominal number of printed pages is set by the manufacturer at 15 thousand per month. Format – A4 and smaller. Full color is achieved by using toner from four cartridges in accordance with the CMYK color model.

As for the resolution, it is for b / w and color printing is a maximum of 600x2400dpi. As for the print speed, everything here will depend on the color. So, on one color (monochrome printing) the machine will produce 16 sheets per minute. With full color printing, this figure will be 4 times lower.

It takes 66 seconds for the drum to warm up for the first copy of this model. The first image comes out in 13.6 sec (monochrome) and 24.7 sec, respectively – full color.

Loading the automatic feeder tray – 150 sheets. Acceptable paper weight – 60 to 220 gsm. meter.

There are no frills in terms of built-in support for operational printing in this model: there is no built-in PostScript support, the amount of RAM is only 16 MB, the resource of each individual color cartridge is almost the same as the resource of black – 1.2 thousand pages – black and 1 thousand pages – any color.

The device is connected via a universal USB 2.0 port, which is in every computer. The operating noise level should nominally not exceed 50 dB.

There is in this laser printer one feature peculiar to Canon printers – special sizes of the paper reservoir up to 216×355 mm and support for Canon's 'proprietary' language – CAPT, when using which a noticeable increase in print quality is possible.

Advantages

  • excellent speed of work;

  • reliability and reliability;

  • support for 'proprietary' CAPT technology.

disadvantages

  • sometimes freezes while running under Linux.

Brother HL-L8260CDW

Rating: 4.8

Brother HL-L8260CDW

The second item in the ranking of the best laser printers from is a model from the Japanese brand Brother. Despite the fact that this Japanese trademark is far from the most famous, printers of this model never cease to beat sales records. The secret is simple – the optimal combination of quality, performance, price and maintainability.

The linear dimensions of the device are 410x313x486 mm, the weight is 21.8 kg. Noise declared by the manufacturer in operating mode should not exceed 49 dB. Design and execution are typical for this class of devices, the color scheme is mostly white. Operating power consumption is approximately 580 W.

The machine is capable of producing an average of 40,000 A4 prints per month. Built-in 2-sided printing function, which is automatically activated.

The resolution limit for monochrome and full color printing is the same – 2400 × 600dpi. The intensity of printing in full color and in b / w is the same – 31 copies per minute. The printer takes 29 seconds to warm up. The first monochrome print comes out in 15 seconds.

The standard loading of the ADF is 300 sheets, the limit is 1,050 sheets. The laser printer also has a separate manual feed tray. Its capacity is 50 sheets.

Technically, the device is capable of handling paper from 60 to 163 gsm. meter. The material also may not necessarily be pure paper – envelopes, special transparencies or 'rice' films, labels, etc. are acceptable.

The printer contains 256 MB of built-in RAM, the operation of the device is controlled by an 800 MHz processor. Connection is via Ethernet or USB, as well as wireless – Wi-Fi. There is built-in support for AirPrint technology, you can also print directly or through a convenient web interface. Important for printers, this laser printer supports PostScript 3, PCL 6, PDF with 66 PostScript fonts preinstalled.

Advantages

  • ample opportunities;

  • PostScript support;

  • ease of use;

  • possibility of wireless connection.

disadvantages

  • there were no obvious shortcomings by users.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M254nw

Rating: 4.7

HP Color LaserJet Pro M254nw

Next in our ranking is the product of the American tech giant Hewlett-Packard. The linear dimensions of the device are 392x247x435 mm, weight – 13.8 kg. The operating power consumption does not exceed 381 W – this is the most economical device in this group as far as power consumption is concerned.

All electronics are controlled by an 800 MHz processor. Installed 128 MB of RAM. This is its maximum volume and it is impossible to expand the RAM.

The nominal productivity of the model is 40 thousand copies per month. The maximum media format is A4. 2-sided printing is automatic. The device can print up to 21 pages per minute.

Resolution is not the strongest aspect of this model. For b / w and full color, this figure is 600 × 600dpi. The first copy comes out in 10.7 seconds for b / w and 12.1 seconds for color.

The range of paper weight is from 60 to 220 gsm. meter. You can print on other media like transparencies, photo paper, envelopes, and more.

The laser printer supports PostScript, compatible with all popular operating systems. The connection is made to choose from – via USB 2.0, Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The nominal operating noise is up to 50 dB.

Advantages

  • wide range of cartridge or toner options;

  • built-in PostScript support;

  • significant common resource.

disadvantages

  • low resolution for black and white printing.

  • expensive consumables.

Ricoh SP C260DNw

Rating: 4.6

Ricoh SP C260DNw

And completing this group of ratings is a laser printer from Ricoh, which, according to our experts, will also be a worthy option for home use or in a small office.

The dimensions of the device are 400x320x450 mm, the printer weighs 23.8 kg. In operation, it consumes 1300 watts. Full-color printing is realized through the interaction of four cartridges in the CMYK color model. The maximum resolution for b / w and full color is the same and is 2400×600 dpi. The maximum format is A4. The nominal productivity is 30 thousand pages per month.

Print speed for monochrome and full color is 20 pages per minute. There is an automatic two-sided printing function. The time required for warm-up is 30 seconds. The first print comes out in 14 seconds.

The maximum capacity of the ADF is 751 sheets (251 sheets standard). There is a separate 1-sheet manual feed tray.

The black cartridge has a nominal yield of 2,000 pages. Any of the color cartridges – 1.6 thousand pages. A total of 4 cartridges are provided in accordance with the CMYK color model.

The laser printer can print on paper weights from 60 to 160 gsm. m. It is also allowed to print on labels, glossy paper, envelopes, cards.

The device is controlled by a processor Intel Celeron-M with a frequency of 350 MHz. Connection – via USB 2.0, Wi-Fi or Ethernet. The maximum amount of RAM is set to 128 MB.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • a high resolution;

  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • PostScript is not supported.

Best black and white laser printers for home and small office

The next group in the ranking of the best laser printers from is the three black and white machines produced by the companies that were already discussed above. These three 'Japanese' – Brother, Canon and Ricoh – are best in their class. Ideal for home use or small office use.

Common characteristics for all three models:

  1. maximum format – A4;
  2. desktop placement;
  3. no PostScript support;
  4. connection via USB 2.0 or wireless via Wi-Fi;
  5. AirPrint supported (except Ricoh SP 150w);
  6. OS compatibility Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS.

Brother HL-L2340DWR

Rating: 4.9

Brother HL-L2340DWR

This rating group is opened by a laser printer from Brother Corporation. This device measures 356 × 183 × 360mm and weighs 6.9 kg. In operation, it consumes 455 W of electricity (58 W – in standby). The nominal noise level in operating mode is 49 dB and 30 dB in standby mode.

The maximum resolution is 2400 × 600dpi. The resource of the original cartridge is about 1200 pages. The nominal drum life is 12 thousand pages.

The laser printer prints up to 26 pages per minute. It takes 9 seconds to warm up after switching on. The ADF tray holds 251 sheets. Built-in separate 1-sheet manual feed tray. 2-sided printing is automatically enabled.

The electronic 'stuffing' of the laser printer is powered by an ARM9 processor with a frequency of 266 MHz. Installed RAM 32 MB. Statuses and other information are displayed on a convenient external LCD panel. Acceptable paper weight ranges from 60 to 163 gsm. meter.

Our specialists also emphasize the peculiarity of this laser printer – it uses the GDI printing language.

Advantages

  • high printing speed;

  • two-sided printing;

  • stylish design;

  • great integration with Android.

disadvantages

  • from sleep mode via Wi-Fi is not displayed 'on the fly' – only by pressing a button.

Canon i-SENSYS LBP6030w

Rating: 4.8

Canon i-SENSYS LBP6030w

The second laser printer in this ranking group is a fairly compact printer from Canon. The device measures 364x199x249 mm and weighs only 5 kg. When fully loaded, it consumes 870 W of electricity, in sleep mode – only 1.8 W.

The performance declared by the manufacturer is very modest – only 5 thousand copies per month. Also, this laser printer does not have a particularly outstanding maximum resolution – no more than 600x600dpi. But these indicators are quite enough for use at home or in a small office. The electronics in this model are also very ascetic – 32 MB of RAM are installed.

The device can print up to 18 sheets per minute. It takes 10 seconds to warm up. The first copy comes out after 7.80 seconds. The nominal cartridge life is 1.6 thousand copies. The paper weight limit is 60 to 163 gsm. meter.

The declared noise level in operating mode is no more than 49.2 dB.

Advantages

  • nice design;

  • non-chip cartridge (no problems with refueling);

  • high printing speed;

  • quiet;

disadvantages

  • the kit may contain a starter cartridge with a very limited resource – you need to clarify.

Ricoh SP 150w

Rating: 4.7

Ricoh SP 150w

And the Ricoh laser printer completes the rating group of b / w printers with modest performance. The dimensions of the device are 351x106x266 mm, the weight is 6.5 kg. With intensive work, it consumes up to 880 watts of electricity. In standby mode – no more than 50 watts.

In terms of maximum resolution, this laser printer is exactly between the previous two – 1200x600dpi. Print speed is also 'average' – 22 copies per minute. The printer takes 25 seconds to warm up. The first copy comes out after 11 seconds.

This laser printer is noticeably inferior to the previous two in terms of cartridge resource. This figure here is only 700 pages. The range of acceptable paper grammage has also been reduced – from 60 to 105 g / sq. meter. The ADF is also quite modest in size – 50 sheets.

Advantages

  • compact;

  • high speed;

  • nice design;

  • economical;

  • very decent print quality.

disadvantages

  • small cartridge resource, a number of other limitations.

Best color laser printers for medium to large office space

Next, we have a large group of devices in the rating of as many as six models, which experts considered by a combination of factors to be the best for use in a medium and large office.

Let's say a few words about those manufacturers that have not yet been featured in our review.

  1. Lexmark is a world-renowned multinational corporation headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. One of the most recognizable brands of printing devices.
  2. KYOCERA is also a huge corporation with a worldwide reputation. Based in Kyoto, Japan. The headquarters is located there now. The company has representative offices in 68 countries. The total staff includes over 60 thousand employees.
  3. Xerox is a brand that once became a household name for copiers. However, there are hundreds and hundreds of other product lines, product lines and product lines in the Xerox product range. There is a misconception that Xerox is a Japanese company. But it is actually an American manufacturer headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and Rochester, New York.

Lexmark CS820de

Rating: 4.9

Lexmark CS820de

The first number in this rating group is a very decent model from Lexmark. This is a very large device measuring 559x536x523 mm and weighing 62.14 kg. A desktop-based printer is assumed, despite its size and weight.

The nominal conditional productivity is about 175 thousand pages per month. Format limitation – A4. The full color is formed from four base colors (CMYK). The limiting resolution for monochrome mode is 1200 × 1200dpi, for full color – 2400 × 600dpi. 2-sided mode is automatically activated.

The printer can print up to 60 pages per minute – both full color and monochrome. The first copy comes out after 7 seconds. Conditional resource of any of the cartridges is about 8 thousand copies.

A positive 'side effect' of the size of this model is the capacity of the ADF. The recommended load is 650 sheets, the limit is 4.5 thousand. There is a separate 'manual' tray for 100 copies.

The range of acceptable grammage of paper from 75 to 300 g / sq. Also deserves respect. meter. PostScript is supported, which is important for fast printing.

The electronics are controlled by a fairly powerful 1.33 GHz processor. The nominal installed RAM is 1024 MB (expandable up to 3072 MB is allowed). The laser printer can only be connected 'by wire' – via USB or Ethernet. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi connection is not implemented in this model.

Advantages

  • solid design;

  • decent print quality;

  • high speed;

  • efficient printing on C4 envelopes;

  • endurance (suitable for high volume production).

disadvantages

  • only wired connection;

  • problems with cartridge availability.

KYOCERA ECOSYS P8060cdn

Rating: 4.8

KYOCERA ECOSYS P8060cdn

Further in the rating of the best laser printers from we present the only model in this group, the maximum format of which is A3. Of course, this characteristic has the most significant influence on the dimensions of the printer – 602x790x665 mm and weight – 89 kg. Despite this 'physics', the placement is supposed to be desktop.

Full color is formed from 4 base colors of the CMYK model. There are also four cartridges, respectively (nominal capacity of any color – 20 thousand pages, black – 30 thousand). The limiting resolution is the same for any mode – 1200x1200dpi. Supports automatic 2-sided printing.

The speed of work changes significantly when the format and color settings are changed: up to 60 A4 copies per minute with monochrome printing; 55 copies in full color on A4; 30 pages for monochrome printing on A3 and 27 copies per minute – full color on A3. It takes 17 seconds to warm up.

The maximum capacity of the ADF is 7,150 sheets, the manual feed tray is 150 sheets. Acceptable paper weight for printing is from 52 to 300 g / sq. meter. PostScript is supported.

The electronic component of this model is controlled by the Freescale QorIQ 1.2 GHz central processor. RAM – 4 GB, 320 GB hard drive, 8 GB solid state drive (SSD). There is also an SD card reader slot.

You can connect to a laser printer via USB 2.0 or Ethernet. AirPrint technology is supported.

Advantages

  • extremely attractive design;

  • large and easy-to-use LCD control panel;

  • stability and continuity;

  • high performance;

  • serious cartridge life.

disadvantages

  • high price.

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M653x

Rating: 4.7

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M653x

Further in this rating group, we present a laser printer from the legendary company Hewlett-Packard. This device is already much more modest in terms of dimensions and weight than the previous ones. Dimensions – 510x640x458 mm, weight – 37.5 kg. Power consumption in operating mode – 780 W, in standby mode – 31 W. Rated noise during operation – up to 53 dB.

The declared productivity is conditional 120 thousand copies within a month. Format limitation – A4. Full-color printing is based on the CMYK color model (4 cartridges with a yield of 10,500 copies for any color and 12,500 copies for black). Implemented 2-sided printing in automatic mode. The limiting resolution is the same for all modes – 1200x1200dpi. PostScript is supported.

The speed of work also does not depend on the mode and is equal to 56 copies per minute. The first comes out after 5.80 seconds in both b / w and full color. The maximum capacity of the ADF is 1,750 sheets, the manual feed tray is 100 sheets. Acceptable paper weight – 60 to 220 gsm. meter.

The electronics of the device are controlled by a 1.2 GHz CPU. 1 GB RAM integrated (expandable up to 2 GB).

The range of connectivity options deserves special praise: wired USB 2.0 and Ethernet and wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. AirPrint is supported.

Advantages

  • wide range of connection options;

  • exceptional reliability and reliability;

  • famous brand;

  • very decent 'picture' quality.

disadvantages

  • no pronounced shortcomings were noted.

Brother HL-L9200CDWT

Rating: 4.7

Brother HL-L9200CDWT

The fourth model in the group of the best color printers for the large office is the interesting 'Japanese' from Brother. The printer is even lighter and more compact than all its predecessors: dimensions – 410x445x495 mm, weight – 28.3 kg. During operation, it consumes 540 W, in standby mode – 65 W. The nominal noise is 55.1 dB in operation and 27.3 dB in standby.

The maximum print size is A4. The resolution for black and white and color printing varies considerably. So, in b / w mode, the maximum resolution will be 2400×600 dpi, and in full color – no more than 600x600dpi. Full color is formed from 4 basic colors of the CMYK model (resource of any cartridge is 6 thousand copies). PostScript is supported.

The device is capable of printing up to 30 copies per minute in any color mode. 2-sided printing works automatically. Warm-up time – 29 seconds. The first print comes out in 15 seconds in any mode. The capacity of the automatic feeder is 800 sheets, the 'manual' tray is 50 sheets. Acceptable paper weight is 60 to 163 gsm. meter.

The electronic component of this model is as follows. Installed central processor StarSaphire with a frequency of 400 MHz. The amount of RAM is 128 MB (expandable up to 384 MB). The device is connected via USB 2.0, Ethernet or Wi-Fi. AirPrint is also supported.

A small but nice bonus of this model is the presence of NFC.

Advantages

  • affordable price of the printer and original consumables;

  • wireless connection;

  • there is NFC;

  • relatively compact and lightweight.

disadvantages

  • limited resolution for full color printing.

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552dn

Rating: 4.6

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552dn

This rating group is continued by another model from the legendary Hewlett-Packard company. The dimensions of the device are 458 × 399 × 479 mm, the weight is even less than that of the previous model – 27 kg. When working in full load, the device consumes up to 571 W, in sleep mode – no more than 33.2 W. The nominal operating noise is up to 51 dB.

The declared productivity of 80 thousand conditional copies per month is an acceptable indicator for a medium-sized office. Format limitation – A4. 2-sided mode works automatically. The limiting resolution is the same for all modes – 1200x1200dpi. Full-color printing is formed from four colors (the capacity of any color cartridge in terms of copies is 5 thousand, black – 6 thousand).

In any mode, the laser printer is capable of printing up to 33 copies per minute. The first full color print comes out after seven seconds, black and white – after six. The maximum capacity of the ADF is 1200 sheets and the bypass tray is 100 sheets. Printing on paper with a grammage of 60 to 220 g / sq. Is allowed. meter. PostScript is supported.

The electronics are controlled by a fairly powerful processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. Integrated RAM of the maximum allowable volume – 1 GB. Connection is possible only wired – USB or Ethernet.

Advantages

  • high speed of work;

  • reliability;

  • decent picture quality;

  • relative compactness and lightness.

disadvantages

  • only wired connection.

Rating: 4.6

Xerox VersaLink C400DN

And the model from the American legendary brand Xerox completes this rating group. It is the most relatively compact and lightweight printer in the group – linear dimensions 491x399x488 mm, weight 26 kg. At full load, it consumes up to 705 W of electricity in operation, in stand-by mode – 76 W. The nominal operating noise is no more than 52.3 dB.

The performance is similar to the previous model – about 80 thousand pages per month. Format limitation – A4. 2-sided mode works automatically. The limiting resolution is not the most outstanding – 600 × 600dpi for any mode. The number of cartridges is 4 (CMYK color model), the resource of any of them is 2500 copies. Drum resource – 60 thousand copies.

In any color mode, the machine can print up to 35 copies per minute. It takes 60 seconds to warm up. The first color print comes out after 13 seconds, monochrome – after 12. The maximum capacity of the automatic feed tray is 1250 sheets, the manual input tray – 150. The allowed paper grammage is from 60 to 220 g / sq. meter. PostScript is supported.

The electronics are controlled by a central processing unit with a clock frequency of 1050 MHz. The amount of integrated RAM is 2048 MB. Wired connection – USB or Ethernet. AirPrint is supported.

Advantages

  • spectacular design;

  • high speed of work;

  • exceptional reliability and reliability.

disadvantages

  • limited limiting resolution.

Best black and white laser printers for medium to large office space

And the rating is completed by another large group of devices. These are monochrome laser printers that have been rated by our experts as the best in the class for medium to large offices.

There are six models in total. There are a number of characteristics that are common to all monitored devices:

  1. desktop installation;
  2. size limitation – A4 (except for the model from KYOCERA);
  3. automatic 2-sided printing mode;
  4. limiting resolution – 1200 × 1200dpi;
  5. PostScript supported.

Xerox Phaser 4622DN

Rating: 4.9

Xerox Phaser 4622DN

Opens the latest device group in the overview of Xerox High Performance Printer. A fairly large device – 541x420x476 mm, weight – 34.6 kg. When fully loaded, it consumes up to 675 W of electricity, in stand-by mode – no more than 80 W. Nominal noise during operation is 52 dB, in stand-by – 28 dB.

The declared productivity is 275 thousand copies per month, which meets the needs of a large-scale office. The machine can produce up to 62 copies per minute. It takes 15 seconds to warm up. The first print comes out after 7.80 sec.

The maximum loading of the ADF is very impressive – 3750 sheets. Acceptable grammage of paper – from 60 to 220 g / sq. meter. The cartridge resource is impressive – about 13 thousand copies.

The electronics are controlled by a 600 MHz processor. Installed RAM 256 MB (expandable up to 768 MB). Only wired connection – via USB or Ethernet. The laser printer has 139 PostScript fonts and 81 PCL stitched.

Advantages

  • high productivity and speed of work;

  • exceptional reliability and 'endurance';

  • long cartridge resource.

disadvantages

  • not marked.

HP LaserJet Enterprise M609x

Rating: 4.8

HP LaserJet Enterprise M609x

The final group of the rating is continued by the high-performance laser printer from Hewlett-Packard. Dimensions of the device – 431x505x466 mm, weight – 26.3 kg. Fully loaded, the device consumes up to 780 W of electricity, in stand-by mode – 15.3 W. The nominal operating noise is 55 dB.

The declared productivity is even higher than that of the previous machine – 300 thousand pages per month. The speed of work is almost a record per minute, the device is capable of producing up to 71 copies. The first print comes out after 5.40 sec.

The maximum capacity of the auto-feed tray is 4400 sheets, the manual feed tray is 100 sheets. Acceptable grammage of paper – from 60 to 199 g / sq. meter. The cartridge resource is less than that of the previous model, but still a decent one – conventional 11 thousand copies.

The electronics are controlled by a 1.2 GHz processor. Installed 512 MB of RAM, which can be expanded up to 1536 MB. Connection is possible wired – USB 2.0, Ethernet or wireless – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. AirPrint is supported.

The control panel is equipped with a 4.3-inch color LCD screen.

Advantages

  • extremely high performance;

  • many ways to connect;

  • stylish design;

  • large LCD control panel;

  • record print speed;

  • impressive cartridge resource.

disadvantages

  • no pronounced shortcomings were noticed.

Ricoh SP 5310DN

Rating: 4.8

Ricoh SP 5310DN

Continuing the ranking of the best laser printers from the high-performance model from Ricoh. The linear dimensions of the printer are 420x345x410 mm, the weight is 18 kg. In operating mode, the device consumes 1400 W of electricity. In standby mode – no more than 9.4 watts.

The declared performance of the model is 275 copies within a month. The machine is capable of producing up to 60 copies per minute. It takes 25.4 seconds to warm up. The first print comes out after 6 seconds.

The maximum capacity of the auto feed tray is 2.6 thousand sheets, the manual feed tray is 100 sheets. Acceptable paper weight – 60 to 220 gsm. meter. The cartridge resource is almost a record in the context of the models considered in the review – 25 thousand pages.

The electronics of the device are controlled by a processor with a frequency of 1460 MHz. The maximum amount of RAM installed is 2 GB. It is a little upsetting that the printer can only be connected via a wired Ethernet LAN. But there is support for AirPrint. There is a slot for reading SD cards. As an option, there may be a 320 GB hard drive.

This model supports PostScript and contains 136 built-in PostScript fonts. Also installed 45 PCL fonts.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • reliability, stability of work;

  • high printing speed;

  • exceptionally high cartridge resource.

disadvantages

  • Ethernet connection only.

KYOCERA ECOSYS P4040dn

Rating: 4.7

KYOCERA ECOSYS P4040dn

The fourth position in this rating group is a high-performance device from KYOCERA. Its dimensions are 469x320x410 mm, weight – 20 kg. During operation, it consumes up to 642 W of electricity. In standby mode – up to 14 watts. Nominal operating noise – no more than 50.4 dB, in stand-by mode – no more than 30 dB.

It is the only model in this group that is capable of printing on A3 format. The printer is capable of printing up to 40 A4 pages per minute and 2 times less – A3. It takes 18 seconds to warm up. The first copy comes out 7.50 sec later.

The maximum capacity of the auto-feed tray is 2.6 thousand sheets, the recommended loading is 600 sheets. There is a separate manual feed tray with a capacity of 100 sheets. Allowed paper grammage from 60 to 220 g / sq. meter. The volume of toner in a cartridge is designed for an approximate 15 thousand copies. According to user reviews, the resource of the cartridge and the drum unit are perhaps the strongest points of this model.

The electronics of the laser printer are controlled by a 750 MHz PowerPC 465 processor. The default RAM is 256 MB and can be expanded up to 1280 MB. Connection is possible only wired – USB or Ethernet, but there is support for AirPrint. There is also a slot for reading memory cards.

Advantages

  • spectacular design;

  • high reliability and uninterrupted operation;

  • A3 format;

  • affordable price for this format.

disadvantages

  • questionable maintainability.

HP LaserJet Pro M402dn

Rating: 4.6

HP LaserJet Pro M402dn

The penultimate model in this rating group is made by the American company Hewlett-Packard. Linear dimensions – 381x216x357 mm, weight – 8.58 kg. When fully loaded, the machine consumes up to 591 watts of electricity. In sleep mode – no more than 6.1 watts. Nominal operating noise – no more than 54 dB.

The declared productivity is conditional 80 thousand copies within a month – it meets the needs of a medium-sized office. The laser printer is capable of producing up to 38 copies per minute. The first print comes out after 5.70 seconds.

The maximum capacity of the ADF is 900 sheets, the recommended load is up to 350 sheets. There is a separate 'manual' tray for 100 sheets. Acceptable grammage of the used paper – from 60 to 175 g / sq. meter. The cartridge resource is rather weak compared to other models in the group – only 3,100 copies.

The electronic part is controlled by a 1.2 GHz processor. The maximum possible amount of RAM is integrated – 128 MB and cannot be expanded. Connection is possible only 'by wire' – via USB or Ethernet.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • sufficiently high speed in the context of devices of this class;

  • relatively compact and lightweight;

  • high and stable print quality.

disadvantages

  • limited cartridge resource.

Canon i-SENSYS LBP252dw

Rating: 4.5

Canon i-SENSYS LBP252dw

And finally, the last model in this rating group completes the review – this is the Canon i-SENSYS LBP252dw. The dimensions of the device are 400x298x377 mm, the minimum weight is 12.4 kg. When fully loaded, it consumes up to 1150 W of electricity. In stand-by mode – no more than 12 W. Noisiness is the weakest point of this model – as much as 71 dB.

The declared performance meets the needs of a medium-sized office – about 50 thousand copies. The device produces up to 33 copies per minute. It takes 16 seconds to warm up. The first print comes out after 6 seconds.

The maximum capacity of the ADF is 800 sheets. The recommended loading is 300 sheets. There is a separate manual feed tray with a capacity of 50 sheets. Acceptable grammage of the paper used is from 60 to 163 g / sq. meter. The cartridge resource is even less than that of the previous model – only 2,100 copies.

The device is controlled by a processor with a frequency of 525 MHz. Installed RAM 1 GB. There are several connection options: wired – USB or Ethernet, or wireless – Wi-Fi. AirPrint is also supported. There is an NFC function.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • NFC function;

  • the possibility of wireless connection;

  • the most compact and lightest in the group;

  • sufficiently high speed of work.

disadvantages

  • the most limited cartridge yield among the models in this group.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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