With 39% of the votes, Canon is once again our readers’ favorite inkjet printer brand. Last year, the maker of EOS cameras introduced a brand new Maxify inkjet printer series designed for businesses. When we reviewed the flagship MB5370, we were duly impressed by its good speeds and good mix of business features, like the single-pass duplex ADF and operation restrictions settings. And late last year, the company launched the Pixma G series, its first ink tank system printers to go head-on with Epson's. HP, which launched several budget printers last year, such as the DeskJet 3630, Envy 4520, 5540, and OfficeJet 4650 comes in second with 20%. Epson, which released several new ink tank system printers throughout the year, too, such as the L850 and L655, and new WorkForce series inkjet models, is third.
Last year, Fuji Xerox launched a lot of printers. It had mono single-function and multi-function models like the DocuPrint P115 w, M115 w, P225 d, P265 dw, M225 dw, M225 z, and M265 z using laser printing technology, as well as the CP115 w, CM115 w, CP225 w, CM225 fw using the company’s very own S-LED tech. With so many choices, perhaps it’s no surprise that Fuji Xerox managed to retain the award it also won last year; this time with 24% of the votes. But watch out, Canon, which has also launched several new laser models recently, is very close behind with 23%.
With 34% of the votes, this is the third straight year ASUS has won our Best Wireless Networking Brand award. Whether it’s a modest AC1900 router or an AC2400 or AC3200 router for households with many connected devices, you can bet that the Taiwanese manufacturer has one ready in stores. And if you need a tri-band router (1 x 2.4GHz and 2 x 5GHz networks) and lots of bandwidth for each stream, the new RT-AC5300 that uses Broadcom's latest 4x4 5G Xstream platform is top drawer. D-Link is now second (19%) and Linksys third (18%).
Sim Lim Square has always been the go-to place for DIY enthusiasts building their own systems, as this is the mall that gathers numerous PC components retailers under the same roof. For the seventh time in a row, our readers have voted Fuwell their favorite PC components retailer. PC Themes, Best Bargain, and Bizgram followed behind, all very evenly matched in the polls.