Most Popular In Printers
We have selected a range of the most popular printers that have been tested and reviewed by CNET UK, experts in tech reviews.
The information provides an overview for each printer to provide an insight in the product features and functionality.
We would also recommend checking the price of the cartridges for each of the printers. This will give you a better idea in terms of running cost rather than just the initial buying cost of the printer.
1. Epson Stylus Photo PX710W
An attractive, low-profile all-in-one printer, the Epson Stylus Photo PX710W is an excellent choice for photographers after a device that will also handle their regular home printing. It’s a best-of-all-worlds machine that largely carries off the ambitious task of excelling in every field.
2. Canon Pixma MP560
The Canon Pixma MP560 is a great-looking printer with plenty of features to suit the more demanding home user. Its text and photo output won’t disappoint, and neither will its wireless-networking capability, built-in double-sided printing or price, which isn’t much more than a simple inkjet printer would have cost a couple of years ago.
3. HP Photosmart Premium C309g
Good all-round performance and a great touchscreen make the HP Photosmart Premium C309g an appealing purchase for both home and small-office users. Its support for wireless networking is excellent and it’s easy to set up, while the Windows software bundle is well thought-out and useful. We think it’s a smart buy.
4. Epson Stylus SX610FW
The Epson Stylus SX610FW puts big-office features on home workers’ desks. If your work revolves around PowerPoint, Excel and Word, its excellent text and business graphics will prove pleasing, and you’ll probably be charmed by its easy Wi-Fi networking, built-in fax and accurate, if noisy, sheet-fed copier.
5. Lexmark Impact S305
The Lexmark Impact S305 is an excellent choice for anyone whose printing mainly revolves around spreadsheets and plain-text documents. As solidly built as it is well-thought-out, the S305 is a joy to use and a great choice for small workgroups, thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi networking capability and speedy print engine.
6. HP Deskjet D1660
The budget HP Deskjet D1660 has been stripped to the bone to keep down the price, but, while its photo output may not be so hot, it still boasts a first-class text engine. Small and simple, it’s great for school work and basic home use, but set aside some funds for a spare set of cartridges early on.
7. Canon Pixma MX7600
The Canon Pixma MX7600 multifunction is a huge improvement over previous Canon models. With additional features such as an autoduplexer, increased faxing options and an upgraded control cockpit, we have no problem recommending the MX7600.
8. HP Color LaserJet 2600n
This HP is affordable if you want a simple colour laser printer with wired networking, but it’s sluggish.
9. Lexmark Prospect Pro205
The Lexmark Prospect Pro205 is feature-packed and keenly priced. It’s more accomplished than machines in Lexmark’s consumer-focused line-up, but our tests show it to be considerably slower. The choice you must make is between capabilities and speed, as the output is hard to fault in either case.
10. Canon Selphy ES1
Style, convenience and quality are packed into the cute Canon Selphy ES1 photo printer. It’s one of the best dye-sub models on the market and is capable of producing vibrant, detailed pictures in just over a minute. Sluggish operating system aside, there’s very little not to like here.