So, you need a printer for your new home office. Since space is of a constraint, a multi-function machine that can print, copy, and scan (better yet, fax) would be ideal. It should also be good enough for printing the occasional family photos. Integrated Wi-Fi? That’d be perfect. But surely, this isn’t going to come cheap right? Not so, as you can see from the deals we've compiled below. For business users who prefer speed over resolution, laser or LED printers may be more suitable. There’s always been some confusion among consumers regarding the difference between a printer using laser technology and one that uses LED technology. In truth, both use the same underlying print technology, which is using static electricity to apply toner to paper. What differs however, is how light is being transmitted to form the image on the drum. So if you’re shopping for a laser printer today, don’t forget to check out LED-based ones at the same time.
The MFC-J625DW is an impressive new color 6-in-one printer from Brother that prints, scans, copy, fax, PC fax, has automatic double-sided printing and built-in WiFi capability. It features high print speeds of up to 12 pages per minute and comes with an automatic document feeder to increase your productivity. It also has a direct print feature that lets you print files such as PDF and JPEG without even using your computer as well as printing directly from a USB flash drive, media cards or PictBridge compatible cameras. The free iPrint&Scan app also allows for direct printing from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
The DCP-7060D is a mono laser 3-in-one that prints, scans and copies with a printing speed of up to 24 A4-size pages per minute. It also features a high-capacity tray capable of holding 250 sheets of paper.
The S815 is a 4-in-one color inkjet that does copy, print, fax and scan. Featuring flash scan technology that boasts of a 10 megapixel imaging sensor which allows for an instant preview of scanned documents and enables conversion of a document to a digital format in as little as three seconds. The S815 also sports built-in Wi-Fi and has a 4.3-inch touch screen color LCD for ease of use.
The X5650 is a 4-in-one color inkjet that does copy, print, fax and scan with a printing speed of up to 25 pages per minute for mono and 18 pages per minute for color. Its fax function features 99 speed dial options, junk fax blocker, caller ID, and broadcast send, all at 33.6Kbps modem speed.