Laser Printers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 11 Sources
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Laser Printer Reviews
by Editors of PCMag.com
Our AssessmentPCMag.com regularly reviews laser printers, including monochrome, stand-alone models. The reviews are balanced, comparative and thorough. Detailed benchmark results show comparative speeds. Each printer is rated, and PCMag makes Editors' Choice picks in various price ranges.
Laser Printer Reviews
by Editors of ComputerShopper.com
Our AssessmentComputerShopper.com's detailed laser printer tests cover design, features and performance, including quality of text, graphics and photos. Testers give each printer an overall star rating, and the best models earn Editors' Choice awards. Some printers -- Editors Choice winners and runners up -- are rated as being "Good for Business," "Good for Families," etc.
Regular Printer Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org includes eight black-and-white laser printers in its current printer tests. Editors grade each printer's text quality and speed, graphics quality, power use and more. They also note consumables cost per month and cost of a text page. Editors rank the printers from best to worst in a handy chart, picking recommended models and best buys. Each printer gets a very brief review with a list of pros and cons.
by Editors of Which? magazine
Our AssessmentThis U.K. magazine, similar to Consumer Reports in the U.S., has tested 126 printers. Tests are thorough, and reviews are easy to read. Editors pick 34 best buys (including eight black-and-white laser printers, all but one of which is available in the U.S.). Which? also surveys its subscribers to find out which printer brands break down the least. Canon wins, followed by Brother and Samsung.
Readers' Choice Awards 2013: Printers
by Ben Gottesman
Our AssessmentEach year, PCMag.com surveys its readers to find out which printer brands are the most reliable and have the best tech support. Brother has won for five straight years. Canon also has a very low repair rate, and it is a co-Readers' Choice. PCMag.com has started to name its 2014 award winners as well, but has yet to do so at the time of this report.
by Justin Yu
Our AssessmentCNET hasn't reviewed any new black-and-white laser printers in more than a year and a half, but there are still a number of current models evaluated here. The HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and Brother HL-2270DW make CNET's list of the top five printers. Reviews are overly focused on features, though, and while some other reviewers attempt to measure cost of use, CNET relies on the manufacturers' number of pages-per-cartridge ratings.
by Editors of TrustedReviews.com
Our AssessmentU.K. website TrustedReviews.com is one of the most prolific reviewers of all types of printers. Testing is brief, however, and no proof of text or graphics quality is provided. Still, the reviews are balanced, occasionally comparative, objective and performance-oriented. However, not all models are available in the U.S., and those that are may be marketed under a different model number.
Mono Laser Printer Reviews
by Editors of PC Advisor
Our AssessmentPC Advisor reviews a good selection of monochrome laser printers. However, some reviews are duplicated from PC Advisor's sister site, PC World, while some models aren't for sale in the U.S. Most models are ranked at about 3.5 or 4 out of 5 stars, although a careful reading of the reviews themselves makes it clear which printers the reviewers deem most impressive. The highest scoring printers encompass most major manufacturers.
by Editors of PC Pro
Our AssessmentThis U.K. magazine tests and rates printers, awarding the best models a Recommended tag. However, the reviews are very brief, and not all models are available in the U.S.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentMost major brands of printers get user feedback here, with some receiving hundreds (or even thousands) of reviews. Amazon.com is useful for two purposes: identifying models with particularly high or low average ratings and finding common complaints.
by Contributors to Staples.com
Our AssessmentStaples.com attracts nearly as many user reviews of laser printers as Amazon.com. A convenient sorting feature lets you browse just the single-function, monochrome laser printers.