Best 6 All-in-One Laser Printers
No Photos or Color, But Multifunction Printers Offer Great Price Performance
Monochrome multifunction laser printers are the best choice for small or home offices that do not have a need to print photos or color graphics. Laser printers excel at printing text and are generally faster, more reliable, and cost less to run than inkjet printers. If you don't need to print in color, and still want to save space and dollars by combining fax, printing, scanning, and copying functions in one machine, any of these multifunction printers would be a great choice. (If faxing is important to you, check to be sure; not all all-in-one laser printers have all four functions.)
This multifunction laser printer is an especially great pick for home offices. It features fast (up to 42 ppm), high quality printing and copying and full duplexing (two-sided printing, copying and scanning). Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces are built in for flexible network connectivity. There's a 70 page automatic document feeder with a 300-sheet paper capacity, expandable to 1,340 sheets, with additional trays available. There is a 3.7" color Touchscreen display. Best of all, perhaps, is the convenience of walk-up printing and scanning to your USB flash memory drive or scanning or printing to/from your mobile device. Brother printers have a deserved reputation for consistently being at the top of the user rankings and this unit is no exception - it is a great small office workhorse.
Brother's MFC-7860DW All-in-One Laser Printer has an even smaller footprint (dimensions 16.1 x 15.7 x 12.5 inches) making it another great choice for the small office home office - especially as it too offers all four functions, including faxing, flatbed scanning and single-pass duplexing (two-sided copying, scanning, and printing), a nice cost-saving feature. It also offers wireless networking, and wireless printing from compatible mobile devices, such as your smartphone or tablet. What's the catch? The printer speed is a little slower than some at 36 ppm and the automatic document feeder only holds 50 pages. Not a bad tradeoff for a lower price.
This Amazon bestseller does everything well and gives you fast printing as well - up to 40 ppm with the first page out in as fast as 5.4 seconds. And yes, everything includes two-sided printing, the ability to print from a USB drive or wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet, flatbed scanning, faxing, and a two-sided auto document folder. HP's LaserJet Pro M426fdw Multifunction Laser Printer is also ideal for offices that share printing with strong security features, a 350-sheet paper input capacity, up to 4,000-page monthly volume, and the ability to have up to 10 users for your workgroup.
At less than $200, this is a great deal. It doesn't have automatic double-sided copying (duplexing) but it does have all four functions (print, copy, scan, and fax) and excellent print speed for a printer in this price range (up to 27 ppm with the first page out as fast as 8.5 seconds). It also has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, Ethernet and USB, Wi-Fi Direct, so your mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets can connect securely to the printer even if you don't have an existing wireless network, and a 40 sheet automatic document feeder with a 250-sheet paper tray. Add to this a small footprint and you've got a multifunction printer that's ideal for any small or home office.
If lack of two-sided printing is a deal breaker for you but you still want a highly rated all-in-one laser printer for under $150, have at close look at Dell's E515dw monochrome laser multifunction printer. It too has all four functions (print, copy, scan and fax) and prints at speeds of up to 27 ppm. It too offers flexible connectivity with wireless, USB and Ethernet options, the ability to print directly from compatible mobile devices, an automatic document feeder (35-sheet capacity in this case) and a small footprint (15.7 x 16.1 x 12.5 in). It also has some additional features to simplify tasks such as the "ID Copy" button which lets you copy both sides of an ID card on a single side of paper.
If you need a reliable workhorse for a larger office, this all-in-one laser printer is the one. Designed for low energy consumption, this printer wakes up fast (you can print the first page from sleep mode in 8.5 seconds) and delivers high speed, high-quality printing (up to 45 ppm). Duplexing is fast too - up to 36 images per minute (ipm). There are plenty of mobile printing options and plenty of security features, giving devices, data, and documents strong protection. And you do less paper loading with a 2300-sheet maximum capacity. All this and copying, faxing and flatbed scanning too. At first glance, the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M527f laser printer looks pricey but compare - it's not a bad price for a printer of this quality.