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Group test: what's the best multifunction printer?

The best multifunction printers you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the best multifunction printers you can buy.

5. Canon Pixma MG2250

Canon Pixma MG2250
  • Reviewed on: 8 October 12
  • RRP: £50 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

The Canon Pixma MG2250's running costs are surprisingly modest given the asking price of this model. Spend a little more and you'll get significantly better results, but since it's available for £34, it seems churlish to criticise an MFP that makes an acceptable job of most tasks.

4. HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One

HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One
  • Reviewed on: 10 October 12
  • RRP: £90 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

A nice touchscreen interface and a delicious price tag helps make the HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One a contender, and its low running costs won't hurt either. Its performance is solid rather than stunning though.

3. Epson Stylus Photo PX730WD

Epson Stylus Photo PX730WD
  • Reviewed on: 9 October 12
  • RRP: £200 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Epson suffers from slightly high running costs, even with high yield cartridges. But its photo results are assured, and its extensive features set and software also helps soften the blow. A better quality display wouldn't go amiss.

2. 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.

1. Canon Pixma MX895

Canon Pixma MX895
  • Reviewed on: 9 October 12
  • RRP: £200 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Canon Pixma MX895 doesn't have the lowest of running costs, and won't be the best choice for an everyday machine – particularly for colour. However, its feature set is stunning, and the performance unparalleled. For results that grab the senses, it's a very capable model.

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