Lexmark’s Fast B3340dw Monochrome Single-Function Laser Printer

A speedy laser, but watch your wallet on that toner


Click to read William Harrel's bio at PCMag3.5 GOOD
By William Harrel – October 12, 2020


Lexmark B3340dw Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

Lexmark’s B3340dw single-function mono laser churns documents at a fine clip, but its steep toner cost limits it to offices that print just a few hundred pages a month.

MSRP $254.00

PROS

  • Fast, excellent-looking output
  • High maximum and recommended volume ratings
  • Easy to use
  • Strong security options
  • Support for myriad OSs and platforms

CONS

  • High running costs make the high volume 

A slight step down from the recently reviewed B3442dw, Lexmark’s B3340dw is an entry-level monochrome laser printer for small offices and workgroups. Like its beefier, costlier sibling, the $229 B3340dw prints well, and it’s fast, but it competes in a printer market flush with low-cost mono lasers and inkjet-based alternatives, including two bulk-ink monochrome models from Epson, the WorkForce Pro WF-M5299 and the EcoTank ET-M1170 Wireless Monochrome Supertank (PCMag top picks, both). Also, while the B3340dw is rated by Lexmark for high monthly page volumes, it’s not economical to leverage that page-churning muscle, since it’s costlier to use than most models in its class. It’s an impressive, capable little printer, but its running costs relegate it to a few hundred prints each month. Lexmark’s own MS431dw and the cartridge-less HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw are better laser values.


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