Yes, printers are still a thing. Despite the near ubiquity of digital displays — from phones to laptops to TVs — there are still times when you need a hard copy. Shopping for a printer can be a bewildering process, however, given the sheer number of them on the market. The labyrinth of arcane model names and numbers, technical specs and variables can make printers particularly challenging to compare and contrast.
And if that weren’t enough, prices are all over the place. This is a highly dynamic market, where prices can change from day to day. The takeaway: Unless you have an urgent need, it’s worthwhile to identify one or two models that would work for you, keep an eye out for deals and discounts we constantly put out on SHOP.NEO.CO.ZA — and jump on a good price when you see it. Our list of the best printer options below is designed to help you do just that.
The good news: Every printer profiled below can handle the basics. They can handle mobile printing from a phone or any PC, Mac or Chromebook, print over a cabled connection and through wireless connectivity.
But what you print will determine which model is best for you. If you’re mostly working with travel itineraries, concert tickets or shopping lists, print quality is arguably less important than price and speed. If you’re using your printer for photo printing or professional materials, quality and colour accuracy will be primary considerations.
We’ve tested and reviewed the top models for home and small office use from the four major vendors. Whether you print for business or personal use, at home or in an office, we’ve got the perfect one for you. Check out our favourites below.