Today, there are too many printer brands and models, which might confuse anyone about their quality. But if you have to buy one and make a choice, what would that be? The answer isn't simple. It depends on your printing purpose. Do you want a high-quality, famous, and expensive brand name? Or do you want a printer that can do anything including printing, photocopy, scanning, faxing? Or what you want can be a single-function laserjet printer? This hot list from CNET may provide you some reference. 




Epson XP-420

Don't be fooled by its small stature: the Epson Expression Home XP-420 all-in-one inkjet printer forges ahead of the competition with its compact footprint, cloud connectivity options and its ability to print high-quality snapshots directly from an Android phone or iPhone.

Price: $69.99 - $76.87


THE GOOD Supports a full suite of connectivity options including Wi-Fi and cloud printing services from Apple and Google, fast print speeds and excellent output quality.

THE BAD Lacks Pictbridge-compatible USB port.


Samsung Xpress M2020W

If you don't need color output or the extra utility of a fancy all-in-one, the compact Samsung SL-M2020W laser printer has an impressive roster of features for an unbeatably low price.

Price: $48.00 - $117.93 


THE GOOD The Samsung SL-M2020W printer is small, relatively fast, and bristling with features, including Wi-Fi, NFC compatibility, and the ability to print from iOS and Android mobile devices.

THE BAD Replacement toner cartridges cost almost as much as the printer itself.



Brother HL-L2360DW

The HL-2360DW is a strong choice if you're shopping for a text-only printer that can print from the cloud and won't empty your wallet on toner refills.

Price: $129.99


THE GOOD Easy installation, small footprint, supports cloud printing through Google Cloudprint and Apple AirPrint, inexpensive.

THE BAD Brother includes a "starter" grade toner cartridge that won't take long to deplete.



Canon Pixma MG5620

A journeyman's all-in-one inkjet, the Canon Pixma MG5620 is a capable machine with easy set-up and an attractive set of features.

Price: $57.00 - $107.86 

3.5 Stars: VERY GOOD

THE GOOD Excellent output quality, includes auto-duplexer for double-sided prints, easy to set-up and connect with a wireless network and mobile devices.

THE BAD Expensive ink costs limit heavy photo printing and the unit lacks a media card bay. There are better deals in the same price range.

 Source: CNET