Lexmark’s Fast and Well-Printing B2236dw Monochrome Laser Printer

Review of the Lexmark B2236dw at PCMag

  • PROS

    Fast. Terrific print quality. Easy to use. High maximum and recommended volume ratings. 

  • CONS

    Lacks Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. Pricier than similarly outfitted competitors.


    The Lexmark B2236dw is a single-function monochrome laser printer that produces quality output at a decent clip, making it a solid entry-level option for small offices.

One of the smallest monochrome laser printers to pass through our labs, the entry-level Lexmark B2236dw ($204) is fast for its price and size, it prints text and grayscale graphics well, and it has sensible running costs. It’s nearly a feature-for-feature match to our current Editors’ Choice, Brother’s HL-L2370DW, except that it has a twice-as-high maximum monthly duty cycle and a list price that’s $70 higher. That means that deciding between the two comes down to whether that higher duty cycle is worth the extra hit to your budget. If so, the HL-L2370DW is an excellent choice for monochrome output in home-based or small offices and small work groups, or as a personal printer.

Read the entire review at PCMag


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