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The MX372 is a decent, inexpensive MFP for PC users, but its black ink is pricey, and it has no duplexing support for the Mac.
Under the right conditions, this utility can significantly lower your paper and ink or toner expenditures, but supported programs are not numerous and the SuperSaver feature is finicky.
Compared to other low-cost models, the MFC-9215CN stands out for having reasonably good speed and toner costs--but color quality is mediocre.
This is a good basic multifunction printer for PC users, but the black ink is pricey and there's no duplexing support for the Mac.
This basic monochrome laser is suited for low-volume use, boasting a minimal purchase price and size--but also minimal features and maximal toner costs.
This competent, low-volume multifunction printer offers good output and speed, but costly black ink and some design oddities are drawbacks.
The Photosmart 5520 offers the duplexing and layout options that its predecessor lacked, making it one of the better--and more stylish--buys among low-cost, low-volume multifunction printers.
Small workgroups looking at color lasers should note that this inkjet is faster and cheaper to operate, and that it can print crisp text as well as very nice photos.
This inkjet multifunction printer has good speed and appealing features for a small or home office, but some similarly priced competitors offer a better design or cheaper inks.
Should you buy a lower-priced printer whose inks cost more per page, or a higher-priced printer that uses more-economical supplies? Our printer comparison calculator will help you decide.
For a bargain price, this multifunction printer offers great photo quality and low-cost ink--with just a glitch or two.
Tuned for speed and attractive output, this small-office printer sings--but it hits a sour note with high-priced toner and absurdly expensive memory.
Sick of getting gouged for ink? We did the math to figure out which printer manufacturers offer decent deals and which ones really stick it to you.