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7 best printers 2014: what's the best printer?

The Top 7 Printers you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the 7 best printers you can buy in the UK right now.

7. Kyocera Mita FS-1320D

Kyocera Mita FS-1320D
  • Reviewed on: 18 January 11
  • RRP: £177.6 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

With low running costs, high performance and strong paper handling, the Kyocera Mita FS-1320D could be a brilliant acquisition for businesses seeking fast text output. The lack of network facilities is the only significant flaw, and even this can be fixed by paying a little more for the FS-1370DN.

6. Samsung Xpress M2875FW

Samsung Xpress M2875FW
  • Reviewed on: 13 December 13
  • RRP: £210 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

In a crowded mono MFP market for SMEs where much is promised but not always delivered, the Samsung Xpress M2875FW does a good job of combining multiple features, fast speeds, decent quality and cost savings.

5. Canon i-SENSYS LBP7780Cx

Canon i-SENSYS LBP7780Cx
  • Reviewed on: 26 February 13
  • RRP: £450 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

We were slightly underwhelmed by the LBP7680Cx, but its bigger brother the Canon i-SENSYS LBP7780Cx is a very different proposition. Large and very powerful, it has good performance and a slew of modern features that puts it amongst the top business models. Throw in high-quality colour printing and the stunningly fast auto-duplexing and this is a heavyweight contender that puts much of the opposition on the canvas.

4. Kyocera Ecosys M2030dn

Kyocera Ecosys M2030dn
  • Reviewed on: 27 January 14
  • RRP: £426 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

Although externally little has altered, the revamped Kyocera Ecosys M2030dn has shown a slight increase in speed and efficiency, even if print quality is more inconsistent.

3. Kyocera ECOSYS P6030cdn

Kyocera ECOSYS P6030cdn
  • Reviewed on: 28 February 14
  • RRP: £779 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

Kyocera's ECOSYS P6030cdn colour laser printer manages to combine volume, speed and quality with cost-saving features and plenty of extras. It's is only let down by minor ergonomic design flaws.

2. HP OfficeJet Pro X551dw

HP OfficeJet Pro X551dw
  • Reviewed on: 15 May 13
  • RRP: £480 (inc VAT)
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The HP makes some proud claims, and it more than satisfies the majority of them. Very cheap to run, and with a string of strong features and good paper handling, it works exceedingly well. Speed is searing too, outpacing many a laser printer. The text quality isn't quite as dark as we'd like it in order to place it on a par with good laser models. We don't like the tacky installation routine, which (provided you pick the default option) loads your machine with uninvited visitors like the Bing Toolbar. In most respects, though, this is a sensational printer.

1. Canon i-SENSYS MF6180dw

Canon i-SENSYS MF6180dw
  • Reviewed on: 28 May 14
  • RRP: £380 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

We're trying to find fault with this model, but it really is beautifully conceived and configured. We might perhaps wish for gigabit networking rather than older 10/100, and the standard memory of 256 MB (the Kyocera has double this) is a little skimpy. In general, though, it's a fantastically versatile model that covers all bases in impeccable style.

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