Which all-in-one printer delivers ‘excellent print quality for documents and photos, above average scanning and copying speeds and easy operation’ for under $200.–PC Pitstop.
Best All-In-One Printer Under $200
by Andrea Smith for Techlicious
A multifunction printer (MFP) or “all-in-one printer” is one of the cornerstones of a home office. These workhorses do everything – from printing documents and photos, to copying, scanning and even faxing (yes, some people still fax).
When searching for the best MFP, my pick had to do all those basic functions well. But there were other important criteria to add to the list. The best MFP had to support wireless printing from my mobile devices, have a relatively small footprint, an Auto Document Feeder and support duplex printing. And, the printer had to have strong reviews by both pro reviewers and the consumers who’ve purchased them.
And it had to do all that at an affordable price. I settled on a $200 limit as the amount most people would be willing to pay for a home office MFP.
Those criteria narrowed out the list to four contenders: the HP Photosmart 7520 ($149.00 on Amazon), the Epson Expression XP-810 ($149.99 on Amazon), Canon PIXMA MX922 ($99.99 on Amazon) and Brother MFC-J870DW ($130.59 on Amazon).
After setting up and testing all four models, I chose the HP Photosmart 7520 as the best multifunction printer under $200. It has excellent print quality for documents and photos, above average scanning and copying speeds and is very easy to use.
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