Multifunction Printers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 14 Sources
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Best All-in-one Printers (inkjet)
by Editors of CNET
Our AssessmentThe Editors of CNET report on their thorough testing of inkjet MFPs. CNET reviews dozens of multifunction printers each year, and all types are covered. Reviews spend more time on design and features than performance, but comparison charts do show the print speeds of each model relative to the competition.
All-in-One Printer Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org tests multifunction printers and provides scores for photo, text, graphics, scan and copy quality. Users are also invited to add comments on each printer. Editors often don't have anything to say about ease of installation, setup or networking.
by Editors of PCMag.com
Our AssessmentPCMag.com regularly reviews multifunction printers, and the volume of reviews offers an excellent frame of reference. Reviewers do an excellent job of comparing and reporting relative speeds complete with comparison charts, but we'd like to see direct comparisons of print quality as well. Though not every specification is tested, what testing is done is very good, and the reviews are more substantive than those from most other computer magazines and websites.
Best laser printers
by Justin Yu
Our AssessmentCNET's list of top laser printer includes a few color and monochrome laser multifunction printers. A capsule description is included here, but links go to full reviews that feature hands-on testing and comparisons to competing options. Ratings are provided.
Top 10 Inkjet Multifunction Printers
by Melissa Riofrio
Our AssessmentThis chart lists the top 10 inkjet multifunction printers in the eyes of PC World's reviewers -- including four from Epson, three from HP, two from Canon and one from Brother. However, many of them don't rate highly; most are judged barely above average, with 3.5 stars out of a possible 5. Links from the list lead to full reviews, which include test results but generally do not compare printers directly.
Top 10 Color Laser Multifunction Printers
by Melissa Riofrio
Our AssessmentIn this list, Melissa Riofrio names PC World's top 10 color laser MFPs. None of them actually scores all that highly, however; the rating here is 3.5 out of a possible 5. Discussion on this page is cursory, but links lead to more complete reviews, though those tend to center on a printer's features and setup rather than on performance.
Readers' Choice Awards 2012: Printers
by Ben Gottesman
Our AssessmentPCMag.com conducts annual surveys of its subscribers. Readers rate printer manufacturers (though not individual models) on their reliability, tech support and frequency of repair. They also say how likely they would be to recommend the brand to others. Brother, Samsung and Canon are the best-liked brands.
by Editors of TrustedReviews.com
Our AssessmentThis roundup of printers covers the best models in several categories, including all-in-ones. Although only a short summary review is provided for each printer here, there are links to the full, detailed original reviews that include test results for speed and cost of use. While some of the models reviewed at this British site are available in the United States, others are not.
Group Test: What's The Best Multifunction Printer?
by Editors of PC Advisor
Our AssessmentPresenting their list of the top five MFPs, the editors of PC Advisor give a short overview of each model, supported by a full review. Their tests examine speed and print quality as well as setup and copying.
Multifunction Devices -- Reviews
by Editors of PC World (Australia)
Our AssessmentAustralia's edition of PC World regularly reviews multifunction printers. Many of the reviews here have been picked up from the American version of PC World, but some are written by Australian editor Campbell Simpson. Simpson's reviews are not especially lengthy, but they generally cover the key issues, such as setup, speed and quality.
Multi-function (MFD) rated
by Editors of TechRadar.com
Our AssessmentTechRadar.com reviews a number of multifunction printers, though some are discontinued or are not available in the U.S. Reviews are testing based and substantive, and ratings are provided.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentWhen it comes to MFPs, customer satisfaction among Amazon.com contributors is generally good and most all-in-one printers have good ratings. Some multifunction printers have hundreds of reviews, others only a handful. The review page for each MFP includes a box that contrasts the most helpful positive and negative reviews, and that can be useful.
by Editors of Expert Reviews
Our AssessmentBritain's Expert Reviews posts a good number of reviews of multifunction printers. Like all non-U.S. sites, some of the multifunction printers are not available in this country. Write ups are testing based, but not as well detailed as those found at some other top review sites.
by Mike Pasini
Our AssessmentMike Pasini reviews a handful of printers each year, including the occasional multifunction printer. Reviews are exhaustive, but most time is spent addressing photo-centric features. That makes this site most useful to those who need an MFP with top-end photo capabilities.