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7 best budget printers 2014: What's the best cheap printer you can buy in the UK?

The top 7 sub-£150 printers you can buy in the UK in 2014

Best budget printer 2014

PC Advisor reviews the top 7 printers you can buy in the UK in 2014 for less than £150.

7. HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One

HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One
  • Reviewed on: 10 October 12
  • RRP: £170 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The running costs are modest, and the 7520 does an awful lot very well. Speeds are often quite good, and it fared particularly well on photos. Add in the wonderful interface, and this is quite the all-rounder.

6. Brother HL-1110 review

Brother HL-1110 review
  • Reviewed on: 14 February 14
  • RRP: £59 (inc VAT)
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

You aren't going to be using the Brother for massive quantities of printing. Neither is it overladen with features. But for the occasional text print job, it'll prove a very willing accomplice. You're getting a very reliable model for an extremely low price point, and that makes it a highly commendable no-frills choice.

5. Brother MFC-J870DW review

Brother MFC-J870DW review
  • Reviewed on: 25 April 14
  • RRP: £174 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

There's no question that the Brother MFC-J870DW has a host of excellent features including optical-disc direct printing and touchscreen controls. While it showcases NFC capability this will be of limited appeal. Wireless photo print speeds are very disappointing.

4. Canon Pixma MX535

Canon Pixma MX535
  • Reviewed on: 23 April 14
  • RRP: £90 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

Canon's MFD are ever-reliable, and the MX535 is very much a device that aims at excellence in all of its facilities, rather than merely concentrating on the printing. The latter isn't bad, though, and businesses and home offices alike should find it a very likeable addition. If you want just printing, the Photosmart 7520 perhaps offers a little more speed. As an MFD, though, the Canon is another highly functional model.

3. Samsung Xpress M2022W

Samsung Xpress M2022W
  • Reviewed on: 24 July 14
  • RRP: £79 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

Samsung's smallest mono laser printer punches out rapid, good-quality pages well above its modest weight and its host of connectivity options as well as eco savings should appeal to the expanding SME market. It will be an expensive printer to run though, each page costing 5p in ink when other models run at 2p or less per page.

2. Canon Pixma MG5550

Canon Pixma MG5550
  • Reviewed on: 16 January 14
  • RRP: £80 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The MG5550 isn't perhaps the best featured or best designed MFD we've seen. However, once you strip away the rarely-used fastest mode, the Pixma offers excellent speed and quality. As performance goes, this is the #1 sub-£100 model on the market. As such, it's perilously close to a gold award.

1. Samsung Xpress M2070W

Samsung Xpress M2070W
  • Reviewed on: 17 December 13
  • RRP: £130 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The M2070W doesn't look as polished as we'd like, and the absence of auto duplexing is surprising. Running costs are also a little high. In almost all other respects, though, the M2070W is excellent. The NFC facilities are the cherry on top of a rather delicious cake of specifications and features. Despite the cost per page, this is arguably the most complete mono MFD on the market.

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