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The 5 best budget printers: What's the best cheap printer?

The Top 5 sub-£150 printers you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the Top 5 printers you can buy in the UK right now for less than £150.

5. 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.

4. Canon PIXMA MX525 review

Canon PIXMA MX525 review
  • Reviewed on: 19 September 13
  • RRP: £80 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

Canon's PIXMA MX525 is a stylish, undemanding multifunction printer for home and small businesses not looking for more than a good set of features and modest print quality and speed.

3. Brother HL-3140CW

Brother HL-3140CW
  • Reviewed on: 10 October 13
  • RRP: £140 (inc VAT)
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Brother is almost an exceptional machine. The colour is well-produced and fast, but it is rather expensive in terms of running costs, so you may want to use colour less frequently. Black text is strong for the level, and running costs and performance are good here. Auto duplexing would have made it better, and we suspect a few offices will miss the presence of ethernet - although Wi-Fi and good connectivity otherwise offers compensation. For the user whose needs are compatible with the Brother's strengths, this is a fantastic buy.

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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