13 best mono laser printers of 2014 UK: fastest and cheapest mono laser printers for your business
The best black and white printers you can buy for your home or business
By Matt Egan | PC Advisor | 15 October 14
Although Brother may target this budget MFP at small businesses, the heavily restricted features might suggest it's more likely to end up in home or student studies, despite its rapid print speed.
The Dell B1265dfw mono laser MFP will appeal principally for speed and text quality but it's hampered by expensive running costs and poor graphics quality.
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.
If your business has a work-team of up to 10 users who value speed, volume and good quality mono printing, then the Xerox Phaser 3610 is one to consider, despite the absence of duplex in the starter unit.
The Dell B3460dn is a mono laser printer that is well worth considering if you need a dependable workhorse in a busy office that prizes speed and volume more than a glossy appearance.
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.
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.
The Xerox WorkCentre 3615 is a full-featured, lightning fast mono laser printer which is well worth considering over the Phaser 3610 if you absolutely must have auto duplex and MFP capability.
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.
Big on volume, swift on speed and high on quality, the Xerox Phaser 4622 is an obvious choice for small to medium businesses needing a dependable page churner. It's only let down by a slightly less user friendly control panel and £250 extra cost for WiFi.
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.
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.
We've tried to find fault with this printer, but it really has been difficult. Print quality is strong, the design is generally fantastic, and all of the features work exactly how they should. When a laser is this effective and this thoughtfully put together, it seems churlish not to give it our highest accolade.