Several entry-level single-function monochrome laser printers have debuted recently, including the Canon imageClass LBP151dw and the Brother HL-L5200DW, both Editors’ Choice winners. The Dell Smart Printer S2830dn ($279.99) is similar to the Canon LBP151dw in that it quickly churns out good-looking black-and-white pages, but it does so at a significantly lower cost per page. Although its running costs are slightly higher than those of the Brother HL-L5200DW, the S2830dn delivers better graphics quality. In fact, it brings enough to the table to make it our new Editors’ Choice mono laser printer for a micro or home office.

Read the entire S2830dn review at PC Magazine



William Harrel writing for PC MagazineCamarillo, July 13, 2016 – For technology journalists, especially information technology writers, one of the milestones of one’s career is to write for a specific technology publication. In computer technology, often that publication is PC Magazine, or PCMag, as it has become better known online. Beginning this week, in addition to the reviews on Computer Shopper and, William Harrel will begin reviewing printers, as well as the occasional scanner and projector, for PCMag.

“Since PCMag and Computer Shopper have been owned by the same publisher for some time now, Harrel says, “it’s kind of a natural progression from the smaller, lesser-known publications up the food chain to the better-known (better paying) ones.

The contracts are signed; the testbed computer has arrived, as have the first few review units—all ready to go. Look for the reviews at or here at