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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique laser printers rating which considers: 2,200 US prices • 30,000 expert & user reviews • 650 product comparisons • 320 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Lexmark Ms810

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$385.60

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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52ppm
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Jan 2039
The top rated laser printer under $500, with a remarkably reasonable price and a great spec.
#2

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Xerox 8580

6 Reviews
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$704.29

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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51ppm
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Sep 2015
An award winning and best selling 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec and an astoundingly reasonable price.
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Xerox VersaLink C400

6 Reviews
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$230.61

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600 X 600 DPI
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36ppm
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Apr 2017
An award winning and cheap 600 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a very good spec.
#4

88

Lexmark MS312dn

10 Reviews
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$119.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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35ppm
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Jul 2017
A bargain price and positively reviewed 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.
#5

88

Lexmark CS310

18 Reviews
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$199.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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25ppm
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Oct 2012
A low cost and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.
#6

88

Brother HL‑L2350DW

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$71.00

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2400 X 600 DPI
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30ppm
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Nov 2017
The top rated laser printer under $100, with terrific user reviews and a very good spec.
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Samsung M2070

470 Reviews
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$108.49

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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20ppm
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Sep 2015
An amazingly cheap and best selling 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a very good spec and multiple awards.
#8

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Lexmark CX310

11 Reviews
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$199.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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23ppm
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Sep 2015
A critically acclaimed and top-value 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.
#9

87

Xerox 3215/NI

148 Reviews
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$169.95

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4800 X 600 DPI
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27ppm
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Nov 2016
A low cost and sensationally highly rated 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.
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Brother HL‑3170CDW

1,308 Reviews
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$115.00

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2400 X 600 DPI
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23ppm
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Oct 2012
A very popular and bargain price 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer, with brilliant user reviews and a very good spec.
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OKI B4600

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$99.97

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1200 X 600 DPI
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26ppm
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Apr 2007
The best scoring laser printer under $50, with a very good spec.
#12

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Canon LBP6230

75 Reviews
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$89.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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25ppm
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Jul 2018
An amazingly cheap and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with the latest technology and a great spec.
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HP CP4025

12 Reviews
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$289.49

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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35ppm
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Feb 2011
A best selling and top-value 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with an industry award and a great spec.
#14

85

Brother MFC‑7240

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$99.18

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2400 X 600 DPI
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21ppm
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Nov 2016
A fully featured and stunningly cheap 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer.
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Ricoh SP6430DN

14 Reviews
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$1,129.00

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1200 X 600 DPI
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38ppm
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Jan 2016
An award winning and affordable 1200 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.
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85

Lexmark MX410

5 Reviews
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$317.91

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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38ppm
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Sep 2015
A classic and affordable 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.
#17

85

HP M102

82 Reviews
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$140.90

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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23ppm
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Oct 2016
A best selling and affordable 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec and very good user reviews.
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85

Ricoh 3600DN

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$839.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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31ppm
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Feb 2015
A very popular and affordable 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.
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85

OKI C332dn

11 Reviews
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$157.23

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1200 X 600 DPI
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30ppm
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Aug 2018
A top-value and award winning 1200 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a great spec and the latest technology.
#20

85

Xerox WorkCentre 6027

101 Reviews
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$178.68

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1200 X 2400 DPI
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18ppm
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Sep 2015
A best selling and breathtakingly good value for money 1200 x 2400 DPI laser printer, with a great spec.

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What Are The Best Laser Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every laser printer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated laser printer brand is Brother with an average rating of 86%. Compare all award winning laser printers.

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Brother Laser Printers 60 $65 - $560
86%
14,747 reviews
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HP Laser Printers 108 $65 - $4,234
85%
5,955 reviews
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Xerox Laser Printers 42 $98 - $1,900
83%
765 reviews
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DELL Laser Printers 27 $65 - $900
83%
569 reviews
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Samsung Laser Printers 38 $65 - $1,097
82%
3,603 reviews
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Canon Laser Printers 64 $65 - $1,105
80%
653 reviews
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Ricoh Laser Printers 42 $65 - $2,885
75%
320 reviews
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OKI Laser Printers 33 $65 - $2,826
70%
201 reviews
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Lexmark Laser Printers 85 $65 - $9,598
64%
252 reviews
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Kyocera Laser Printers 28 $172 - $2,046
36%
29 reviews

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is duplex printing?
ADuplex printing is the ability to print on both sides of the paper - either simultaneously, or automatically turning the paper over to print on the other side. It means you can utilise both sides of the paper.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is an envelope feeder?
AAn envelope feeder allows you to load up a quantity of envelopes, which are then pulled into the printer to have addresses/names/etc printed directly onto them, rather than having to use labels.

Laser Printer Buying Guide

There are 2 main types of printers available on the consumer market - inkjet and laser printers. Both have strengths and weaknesses, and your choice will largely depend on what you plan on using your printer for. This guide will concentrate on information about laser/LED printers - for a detailed rundown of laser printers, please see the guide under the inkjet printer category.

Laser printers work by using a very fine laser to help minuscule particles of powdered ink (toner) ‘stick’ to the page in the shape of the letters and numbers to be printed. The page is then passed through between 2 heated rollers (a ‘fusing unit’), ‘burning’ the toner onto the page. Because the laser can move very fast, a laser printer can print at a very fast rate - far faster than any inkjet printer. Also, because the laser is extremely accurate, it allows for extremely crisp prints, with little chance of smudging or blotting.

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Cost

Compared to inkjet printers, laser printers are far more expensive - sometimes double or more the cost of an equivalent inkjet model. However while the initial cost is high, the day-to-day running costs are far lower: toner cartridges last far longer than ink cartridges, and are cheaper to replace. Both these factors mean that if you routinely print large amounts of documents, a laser printer will be far more economical over time compared to an inkjet.

Types of Laser Printer

There are 2 main types of laser printer on the market at the moment - laser and LED printers. Both work by the same process - using focussed light to trace a path for toner particles on a page. However while a laser has to track across the page from one side of a line to the other, an LED printer can use a static bank of LEDs to ‘flash’ an entire line in one go. This means that LED printers are far faster than laser printers which achieving the same high-quality prints. However since LED printers are a new technology, you can expect to pay more for an LED-enabled printer. If you find yourself regularly printing a lot of documents, the saving in time may well be worth the expenditure.

Black & White vs. Colour

Laser printers are primarily monochromatic, since they only use a single colour of toner. However colour laser printers do exist - they work by having 4 separate cartridges and drums (black, yellow, magenta and cyan) so the paper is passed through each colour of toner in turn, building up a fully-coloured print as it goes.

Because they involve far more hardware, colour laser printers are far more expensive than their monochromatic cousins. Moreover, the quality of the printing is nowhere near as good as inkjet or photo printers - you won’t be able to get professional-quality colour depth or detail from a laser printer. Therefore if high-quality colour printing is important for you, you may wish to look into buying an inkjet printer.

Print Speed

Laser printers are far faster than inkjet printers, and are capable of a very high rate of pages printed per minute. That said, there is a large variety in printing speed within laser printers, with some models capable of printing pages twice as fast as other devices. This is especially true of LED printers, which are capable of an extremely high page-per-minute rate. All of our printers have detailed stats on the number of pages they can print a minute, broken down into monochrome and colour, as well as by quality (draft, normal, high-quality). This will allow you to make the best decision as to the laser printer that best suits your needs.

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Connectivity

Most newer models of laser printers have an array of network connectivity options to make printing easier and more efficient. Ethernet connectivity is now a common feature in modern laser printers - so data can be transferred over a network without having to plug your computer into the printer directly. This makes it far easier to share printers with groups: the printer can be placed in a central area and used freely by everyone around.

Additionally, many models of laser and LED printer also have wifi and/or bluetooth connectivity. These options mean that you do not even have to use a cable to use the printer - data can be transferred over wireless connection.

Finally, the newest models of these printers have support for cloud or app printing. These options allow you to send a document to print from anywhere in the world - from a browser over the cloud, or from an app on your smartphone. While you will pay more money for these options, the convenience they provide may be worth the extra expenditure.

Laser Printer Retailers, Prices and Features

Laser Printer Prices

In total we found 307 laser printers ranging from $24 to $9,599. A new laser printer costs on average $606 and 80% of laser printers are priced between $91 and $1,599. The OKI B4600 is the cheapest laser printer at only $24, and Lexmark MX910de is the most expensive at $9,598.

Laser Printer Brands - Price Range

The highest average laser printer price out of all brands is Lexmark laser printers with an average price of $881. Lexmark laser printers start at $47 and their most expensive laser printer costs $9,598.

OKI laser printers start at $24 and their most expensive laser printer costs $2,826. The average price of OKI laser printers is $849 which is the second highest average price of all laser printer brands.

HP laser printers start at $61 and their most expensive laser printer costs $4,234. The third highest average laser printer price out of all brands is HP laser printers with an average price of $840.

Laser Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 1,010 expert reviews and 26,785 user reviews for laser printers from across the internet and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of laser printer. Brother is the top rated laser printer brand with an average rating of 86%. HP is the second best brand with 85% and Xerox is the third best brand with 83%.

Biggest Laser Printer Retailers

We found 313 current offers for laser printers from Amazon US making it the biggest laser printer retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 224 current offers for laser printers. The third biggest retailer is Newegg US with 150 current laser printer offers.

When Are Most New Laser Printers Released?

The most common period for new laser printers to be released in is between September and November. That means that most of the latest laser printer technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In 2017 most new laser printers were released in November, with 274 new laser printers released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new laser printer releases was October, with 39 new laser printers released that month. In September 2015 91 new laser printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new laser printer releases.

How Fast Do Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

On average laser printers drop in price by 8% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $47 on a typical $606 new laser printer by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

'Maximum Resolution' denotes the largest resolution that the laser printer is capable of printing at.

We found 302 laser printers that are 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printers, which makes this the most popular maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. 600 x 600 DPI is the second most common maximum resolution amongst new laser printers. We found 101 laser printers that are 600 x 600 DPI laser printers.

A larger resolution means that the print-out is comprised of more pixels, meaning greater detail and a higher-quality print.

Print Speeds

'Print Speed' measures how long it takes the laser printer to print a single black & white A4 page at normal quality.

Comparing all laser printers, the print speeds range from 8ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds of most laser printers range from 35ppm to 40ppm. The HP M609, which is available at $1,599.00, has the fastest print speed and is a 71ppm print speed laser printer. The Canon MF628, which currently retails for $322.30, has the slowest print speed and is a 14ppm print speed laser printer.

A faster print speed means the laser printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

Colour Printing

'Colour Printing' denotes whether the laser printer has the ability to print in colour, or whether it's limited to black & white.

The number of new laser printers that do and are laser printers which do not support colour printing is roughly the same. 243 out of 546 do are laser printers which support colour printing and 301 out of 546 are laser printers which do not support colour printing.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laser Printers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laser printers. For each retailer it shows the total number of laser printers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laser printers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Amazon US. 144 of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Laser Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for laser printers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of laser printer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's laser printer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was Amazon US. 46% of their laser printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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