Spending more time at home, families, students, and office workers have developed a renewed appreciation for the humble desktop printer. See our top picks under $200, backed by PC Labs’ decades of deep-dive reviews.
The Best Cheap Printers for 2021 – By WILLIAM HARREL – updated November 15, 2021
Over the years, countless pundits, this author among them, have predicted that, sooner rather than later, most of the world’s workforce would be working from home. The dream? Fewer giant office blocks, less drain on fossil fuels, good-bye to nasty traffic snarls. And remote work would no longer be exclusive to just a select few professionals.
Man, were we wrong! Nearly 40 years into the Information Age, only a global pandemic finally brought governments and the leaders of companies big and small to their work-from-home (WFH) senses. And now, as organizations scramble to manage and equip their workforces remotely, sales of tech gear are soaring, and even more families and newly minted home-office dwellers are realizing the need for new hardware—including the oft-neglected printer.
Industry and government workers no longer have access to their office printers. Many students can’t print at the school library or in their dorms. And as the pandemic keeps circulating through communities, venturing out to the local Kinko’s to make prints and copies takes on an element of risk.
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