The Canon LBP151DW is a competent workhorse laser printer, but rival models offer more features and lower ink costs for the same price.
Despite its photo printing shortcomings, the Brother HL-3170CDW is a capable color laser printer that meets all the major requirements for a small office workgroup.
With improvements to its output speed, the Brother HL-2270DW improves on its legacy model and provides small businesses an efficient output device for high-volume black-and-white prints.
Although the HP CP2025n is rather slow to print black documents and is missing supplementary features such as USB-direct printing and wireless, the color laser shines in output quality, and the software holds your hand through a somewhat daunting learning curve. The CP2025n also has a high monthly duty-cycle, so we recommend it to anyone hunting for a workhorse printer to complement an equally diligent work environment.
Small businesses should take a serious look at the Samsung ML-2851ND's monolaser because of its excellent print speed, text print quality, autoduplexer, and networking features. It's a little more expensive than the competition, but its chart-topping test results speak for themselves.
The HP P2015dn has the right features to make it a good fit for a small office or home office, but the competition offers a better printer for less money.
The HP LaserJet P3005 is a great mono laser printer for small- and medium-sized offices, but it's expensive. We think Lexmark's E350 series offers a better value.
With its low cost of consumable, fast print speeds, and excellent print quality, the Samsung ML-3051N is an excellent mono laser printer for a small office with multiple users.
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 HP Color LaserJet 3600n is an average-performing color laser printer.
The Lexmark T640 is a solid laser printer with convenient extras, security, and expandability features ideal for small-office workgroups.
This small-workgroup monochrome laser falls short of the competition in speed, print quality, and features.
The Brother HL-2040 makes a fine first laser printer. To serve a small workgroup, seek its sibling, the HL-2070N.
The HL-6050D is a reasonably priced option for a growing business.
This is a solid, low-cost option for small offices and workgroups that need budget color printing that's strictly business.
This is a good HP grayscale laser printer, but the expandable HP LaserJet 1320 is a better buy.
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.
A great little monochrome laser printer, it offers fine output, duplexing, and a tight footprint that lets it fit right into any business, school, or home office.