A speedy laser, but watch your wallet on that toner
By William Harrel – October 12, 2020
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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