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.
We like the simplicity of the HP Officejet 6000 single-function inkjet printer. The print quality meets HP's high standards, and it outputs full color photos at an impressive rate, but its lack of an LCD screen takes some getting used to. Nevertheless, the HP Officjet 6000 performed well and earns our recommendation as a great single-function printer.
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 Canon LBP151DW is a competent workhorse laser printer, but rival models offer more features and lower ink costs for the same price.
The Xerox Phaser 4400 is a serious laser printer worthy of any busy office environment, large or small.
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.
The Phaser 6200DP's fast color print speeds and useful features would appeal to any busy office, but its print quality falters at anything more complex than presentation graphics.
A fast and versatile network-ready color laser printer, the Brother HL-2700CN offers much for small businesses.
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 HL-6050D is a reasonably priced option for a growing business.
The HP Color LaserJet 3600n is an average-performing color laser printer.
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.
HP LaserJet 4350
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.
HP LaserJet 4250
This is a good HP grayscale laser printer, but the expandable HP LaserJet 1320 is a better buy.
This small-workgroup monochrome laser falls short of the competition in speed, print quality, and features.
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.