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HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014: Editor's Choice - Part 2

Best AIO Color Inkjet Printer

Best AIO Color Inkjet Printer

Laser printers will always be a staple in offices due to their fast print speed and ability to handle high volumes. However, inkjet printers are catching up in terms of speed, and nothing beats an inkjet when it comes to printing photos and graphics. And when you add more functions like scanning, copying and faxing, an all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printer can be a very useful addition to home and small businesses. We put three such inkjet multi-taskers to the test, basing them on specific criteria: besides print, copy, and scan, they must also do fax, and cost no more than S$500.

Nominees: 

 

  • Brother DCP-J752DW
  • Canon PIXMA MX927
  • Epson L550

 

And the Winner Is...

Canon PIXMA MX927

The Canon PIXMA MX927 takes the cake here. It performed well in terms of print quality; managing to edge out the competition when it came to both monochrome documents as well as documents with colored images and charts. It also performed reasonably well when it came to printing photographs. 

In terms of speed the Canon PIXMA MX927 did quite well by outpacing the competition in three out of four speed tests. And don't forget the PIXMA MX927 allows for mobile printing from your iOS devices via Apple AirPrint, while you can print Gmail messages, Google OCS and file attachments with Google Cloud Print. Here's a snapshot of print speed performance:-

  B&W 10-Page Print Timing Color 10-Page Print Timing B&W 10-Page Copy Timing Color Photo Print Timing
Brother DCP-J752DW 43.96 secs 64.97 secs 123.92 secs 119.16 secs
Canon PIXMA MX927 37.83 secs 107.79 secs 40.36 secs 92.62 secs
Epson L550 59.99 secs 150.22 secs 262.70 secs 186.62 secs

 

Scoring Breakdown
Criteria/Model Brother DCP-J752DW Canon PIXMA MX927 Epson L550
Design 8.0 7.5 7.0
Features 8.5 8.0 7.0
Print Speed 8.0 8.5 7.0
Print Quality 8.0 8.5 7.5
Value 8.5 8.0 7.0
Overall 8.0 8.5 7.0
Price S$238 S$369 S$359

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

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