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Best devices for Work: Tech Awards 2020 Editor's Choice Results (Part 3)

By Team HardwareZone - 21 Apr 2020

Best SOHO Printer

Best SOHO printer

Once All-In-One printers became mainstream solutions from manufacturers, they steadily made their way into offices as essential productivity tools, easily replacing single-function printers.

Able to print, copy, scan and fax, the divide between these and their higher-end brethren usually lies in the fact that the majority are still using inkjet technology. Indeed, two of the printers tested here are inkjet-based.

For this category, we tested printers from Brother, Canon, and HP that cost around S$500 and placed no restrictions in the type of print engine used. We looked at the size and footprint as space could be at a premium in a SOHO setup, along with the features and connectivity options. While ease of use was important, the overall price of the printer, print quality, and cost of printing were key winning criteria. 
 

Nominees:

  • Brother DCP-L3551CDW
  • Canon G7070
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 9020

 

And the winner is...

Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient G7070.

Canon launched the PIXMA Ink Efficient G7070 recently with added productivity features such as automatic two-sided printing, massive paper feeding capacity, large document automatic document feeder, and full network compatibility. Besides network printing capabilities, it could print from various mobile devices through wireless printing.

With its fairly small footprint, the Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient G7070 was still able to handle most print, scan, and copy demands we threw at it. 

While it was the slowest to print in this group of printers, the results for both the text and image quality were very good and accurate with little colour saturation or bleeding.

One really good feature is the low running cost. The high print volume coupled with the lowest costing replacement cartridges made this the most cost-efficient model tested. Being able to physically see ink levels made it easy to judge when you needed to buy more.

Scoring Breakdown

 

Brother DCP-L3551CDW

Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient G7070

HP OfficeJet Pro 9020

Design

7.0

7.5

8.0

Features

8.0

7.5

8.0

Print Speed

7.5

5.5

7.0

Print Quality

7.5

8.5

7.5

Value

6.5

9.0

7.0

Overall Score

7.0

8.0

7.5

Price S$448 S$499 S$459

For more details on how we selected our winners, check out the full reviews and articles listed in the References section at the end.
 

References

  • Brother DCP-L3551CDW (review coming soon)
  • Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient G7070 (review coming soon)
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 9020 (review coming soon)