The Fast, Well-Printing, Slightly Expensive-to-Use Canon imageClass LBP251dw Monochrome Laser Printer

Review of the Canon imageClass LBP251dw at PCMag

  • PROS

    Outstanding print quality. Respectable print speed. Low price. Two paper-input sources. Expandable paper-input capacity. Relatively small and light. Department ID Manager feature lets you control access by user or group of users.

  • CONS

    Slightly high running costs. No memory-drive support.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    Canon’s imageClass LBP251dw monochrome laser prints terrific-looking text, graphics, and grayscale photos at a respectable speed for the price, but lower running costs would increase its overall value.

[amazon_link asins=’B0188WLLVI’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8d341d6e-c42b-11e7-a7a9-7bcbcfd3d73c’]A direct competitor to the Dell Smart Printer S2830dn [amazon_link asins=’B01KODOZZI’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’abaf9c55-c42b-11e7-bb37-91a31ae8cc04′], our Editors’ Choice entry-level monochrome laser printer, the Canon imageClass LBP251dw ($209) [amazon_link asins=’B0188WLLVI’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9aa7de80-c42b-11e7-8ced-0519c2c3a7b2′] comes close to the Dell model in print speed, print quality and features, and its list price is $70 less. But it falls a little short in one key area—the per-page cost of toner. This may seem insignificant, but if you print a few thousand pages or so each month, even a 1-cent difference in the cost per page (CPP) will cost you significantly over the life of the printer, far more than that $70 price difference. Otherwise, the LBP251dw is an outstanding low-priced monochrome laser printer, making it an excellent alternative to the Dell S2830dn for low-to-moderate volume output in a home-based or small office, or as a personal monochrome laser printer.
Read the entire review at PCMag


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