Brother now has the cheapest colour laser printer in the world, the HL-L8260CDW, which has taken the crown from Lexmark's C3326DW.

There are a couple of caveats, though. The offer is limited to the United Kingdom and you have to use a cashback mechanism to maximise the value.

Essentially, you'll need to pay the full price upfront (£175.19 or $ 225.99) and then submit paperwork to claim £100 off, bringing the final price to £75.19 (or $ 96.99). For some reason, it's significantly more expensive in the US where Newegg sells it for a staggering $ 285.

For your money, you'll get a printer we once described as built like a tank, with build quality that rivals much dearer models. It comes with a three-year warranty as standard and does automatic duplex printing, as well as wireless connectivity.

It's also fast, capable of printing at up to 31 pages per minute with a 300-sheet capacity that can be increased to 900 if needed. Add-in advanced security and administrative features and you get a pretty convincing small business printer, that looks like a genuine bargain.

Note that it doesn’t have a scanner or a fax, which would have made it an almost perfect photocopier and all in one printer

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