The HL-2270DW not only prints on both sides of a sheet of paper, but also prints without wires (thanks to built-in Wi-Fi).
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HP's Photosmart Premium C309G packs goodies like 802.11n Wi-Fi, a color touch screen, a combination letter/photo paper tray, and a duplexer for two-sided printing.
The Brother HL-5100 series of laser printers is designed for homes and small offices. We reviewed the single-user base model, the -30733007.html?tag=txt">Brother HL-5140. If you need a duplexer, consider other models in this series, starting with the HL-5150D. The HL-5170DN includes networkability, while the HL-5150DLT adds an extra paper tray.
The HP Color LaserJet 2605dn is the same printer as the Color LaserJet 2605dtn, just pared down a bit. It lacks the third paper tray and the photo memory card slots but costs $200 less than the 2605dtn. Its performance and print quality should be exactly the same as the 2605dtn that we reviewed.
The Officejet Pro X576dw delivers a generous serving of features exclusive to HP, including a new Pagewide printhead that grants it the speed benefits of a laser printer while maintaining the color print quality of an inkjet, making it worthwhile for offices shopping for a professional imaging solution.
The Lexmark T640 is a solid laser printer with convenient extras, security, and expandability features ideal for small-office workgroups.
The $399 HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dw bundles all of HP's latest technologies into a tight package, but the 3.5-inch touch-screen display doesn't offer enough unique features to warrant the price jump to $400, especially compared with competing devices. Small businesses and home offices shopping for a reliable monochrome laser printer for quick prints should ignore the HP LaserJet M401dw's inflated price tag and look for a better deal.