A dual-core processor in a printer! "Why?", I hear you ask. Well, as printers get ever faster, they tend to struggle to live up to their print speed claims. Sure, printers will hit their headline speed if you ask for the same document to be printed many times over, but they can fall far short when it comes to printing multi-page documents, variable data and many individual jobs sent to it in one go. Lexmark's old range definitely struggled to print at engine speed (as do many other manufacturers) due to an underwhelming onboard processor. Well get ready for your world to be rocked!... Introducing the new Lexmark CS310dn with an onboard 800MHz dual-core processor.
Dell claim that their C2665dnf is the world's smartest colour multifunction laser printer. Here at Printers-UK we have to agree because at launch there certainly isn't anything that even comes close. We're really impressed with the wonderful colour 4.3 inch (10.9cm) touchscreen display that's a joy to use with an experience similar to a high-end smartphone with tap, swipe and drag and drop functionality. From the C2665dnf's touchscreen you can preview then print from a USB memory stick or several online cloud storage accounts.
If you're planning to compete in a print speed drag-race there's not much out there that will beat the awesome Lexmark MS810de mono laser printer. But unlike street-racers, Lexmark have stayed clear of Nitrous Oxide and have still somehow miraculously squeezed 52 pages per minute from this unassuming printer.
The HP OfficeJet 7110 A3+ Wide Format Inkjet printer is one of their clever ePrinter devices. You can choose to hook it up using USB but we recommend that you consider setting it up via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to your home or office network so you can print to it from both PC and Smartphone. HP have made their OfficeJet 7110 machine cheap to run thanks to low-cost inks that have a very good page yield. Furthermore, they're individual ink cartridges so you'll only need to replace the colour that runs out. Perfect!
The Lexmark X954de is one of the best A3 multifunction copiers available to buy online. That's because most of its true rivals are "closed products" meaning that they can't be bought off the shelf due to the requirement to enter into a managed print scheme (MPS). The Lexmark X954de is perfect if you want a stunning A3 copier without tying yourself into any nasty never-ending maintenance contract. The other benefit of buying an "open product" is that you can rest-assured that you're getting the very best price possible because you can check pricing online with the knowledge that every online store is fighting for your business.
The HP LaserJet Enterprise M712dn mono A3 Printer (aka 700 series) is a serious bit of kit for those users looking for a high end machine from the most well-known printer manufacturer on the planet. At Printers-UK we're giving HP a big thumbs up for having the sense to include a 100 sheet bypass feeder and two paper trays as standard on the M712dn - one 250-sheet tray capable of handling up to A4 (actually SRA4, which has an area 15% larger than A4 size paper) and another 250-sheet capable of handling up to A3 size paper.