1. Brother HL-4150CDN
Brother has always specialised in cost-effective office-ready printers, and the HL-4150CDN continues the trend. It prints both mono and colour documents at 24ppm, and uses high-yield toner and double-sided printing as standard to keep running costs to a minimum. It even protects your more sensitive items with a pin, so that only a pin-holder can print the document.
Laser printers used to be extremely expensive at the point of purchase. Although Brother quotes a price of £490 for the HL-4150CDN, you can pick one up much cheaper online and be sure that the HL-4150CDN will save you plenty of cash without sacrificing quality.
Price: £490 | Link: brother.co.uk
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Deciding which printer to buy is all about balance, as all the important qualities correlate directly. Image quality and running costs go hand in hand, as do noise, size and print speed (measured in pages per minute, or ppm). No matter what you're buying your printer for, the last thing you need is to be left lacking in the quality department with a printer that emphasises low running costs, or vice versa.
These five printers deliver on all fronts, and represent excellent value for money in their respective markets.