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

Best SOHO Color Laser/LED MFP

Best SOHO Color Laser/LED MFP

While it's handy to have an inkjet printer if you need to print photographs or documents with color images and graphics, inkjet printers aren't exactly known for their fast print speed. That's why laser/LED printers are commonly found in offices; they are quick, are able to print high-quality text and are able to handle high print volumes. 

And if you need to print documents with color images and charts every once in a while, perhaps it's wiser to invest in a color laser/LED multifunction (MFP) printer. Designed for SOHO use, these two printers that qualify for this year's awards are able to print, copy and scan, though they lack automatic document feeders (ADF). 

Nominees: 

 

  • Canon Imageclass MF8210Cn
  • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM215 fw

 

And the Winner Is...

Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM215 fw

While the Canon imageCLASS MF8210Cn has faster print speeds, the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM215 fw is only slightly behind. However, print quality is just as important as speed if you're going to be printing business documents and materials. And while print quality is generally the same across the board for printers in the same class, the Fuji Xerox CM215 fw has better slightly better copy quality (print quality is the same for both), but Canon’s disappointing color accuracy when printing photos really lets the imageCLASS MF8210Cn down, proving that the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM215 fw is a better overall printer.
 

Scoring Breakdown
Criteria/Model Canon Imageclass MF8210Cn Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM215 fw
Design 7.5 8.0
Features 8.0 8.0
Print Speed 8.5 8.0
Print Quality 8.0 8.5
Value 7.5 8.0
Overall 8.0 8.5
Price S$599 S$549

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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