BROTHER HL 2040
The Brother HL 2040 laser printer has a high-speed printing well suited for home office and also for personal use. Brother printers are easy to install and connect to your PC, with a range of connection options, be it USB, parallel or Ethernet, although cables are not included. Most PCs will find the printer straightaway and so you can be printing in just a few minutes.
Brother HL 2040 is a monochrome printer, thus, no color photos being printed from this machine. Black and white prints though prove just how good the printer is, with a resolution of 2400×600 dpi, the quality is excellent. It cost you around $200 but it does not fulfil all your home needs as it lacks color print facilities.
EPSON STYLUS CX8400
One of the latest personal printers from Epson is ideal for home use, and can print direct from a memory card if required. Set-up and installation is extremely easy. This home printer also comes complete with a 2.5 inch LCD preview monitor.
It can scan documents and photos, and photocopy to a high standard. The print quality comes about from color inkjet from 90 nozzles and with a 5760 x 1440 dpi resolution. It is also one of the quietest of personal printers out there. At around $160 the Epson Stylus CX8400 printer is cheaper than the normal price for a Brother but is more expensive than a lot of Canons.
CANON PIXMA MP210
CANON MP210 prints, scans and copies. It is not as advanced as the Epson DX8400, although it to can print direct from a memory card or USB, as well as Bluetooth if an adaptor is added. It provides with print quality of 4800 x 1200 dpi. The PIXMA MP210 uses a black and tri-color cartridge. It is easy to use and scanning especially is very simple. This is one of the cheapest of personal printers and can be brought for around $80, although is a bit bulky for easy home use.
Thus, we can say that the Epson Stylus DX8400 has the highest print quality and some of the cheapest cartridges and the Canon Pixma MP210 comes to you at the lowest price. The Brother HL2040; as a monochrome printer, it doesn’t really fit in a home environment, although it is great for black and white document printing.