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Simon Handby

After a brief career in corporate IT, Simon Handby combined his love of technology and writing when he made the move to Computer Shopper magazine. As a technology reviewer he's since tested everything from routers and switches, to smart air fryers and doorbells, and covered technology such as EVs, TVs, solar power and the singularity. During more than 15 years as Shopper's long-time printer reviewer, Simon tried, tested and wrote up literally hundreds of home, small office and workgroup printers. He continues reviewing smart products and printers for a variety of publications, and has been an IT Pro contributor since 2010. Simon is almost never happier than when surrounded by printers and paper, applying his stopwatch and a seasoned eye to find the best performing, best value products for business users.

HP Envy 6432e review: Beauty that’s only skin-deep
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HP Envy 6432e review: Beauty that’s only skin-deep

This entry-level inkjet might look great, but it’s expensive, underspecified and tricky to set up
27 May 2022
Kyocera Ecosys FS-1061DN review: Affordable, but uninspiring
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Kyocera Ecosys FS-1061DN review: Affordable, but uninspiring

Kyocera’s FS-1061DN is a decent mono laser let down by slow and underwhelming graphical prints
17 May 2022
Oki B432dn review: A masterful mono laser
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Oki B432dn review: A masterful mono laser

There are plenty of reasons to feel affection for this powerful printer
16 May 2022
Lexmark CS431dw review: A convincing colour laser
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Lexmark CS431dw review: A convincing colour laser

The CS431dw combines decent print quality at quick speeds with reasonable running costs
11 May 2022
Epson EcoTank ET-1810 review: A runaway winner for running costs
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Epson EcoTank ET-1810 review: A runaway winner for running costs

The EcoTank ET-1810 is here to do one thing: produce pages at a ridiculously low cost per month
5 May 2022
Brother DCP-J1140DW review: An unexceptional example
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Brother DCP-J1140DW review: An unexceptional example

The DCP-J1140DW is a good all-rounder, but it doesn’t excel in any one particular respect
3 May 2022
Xerox C235dw review: Laser precision
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Xerox C235dw review: Laser precision

Want a great colour laser all-rounder? So long as you don’t need a fax, Xerox’s C235dw is a clear winner
29 Apr 2022
Xerox B230 review: A value-conscious workhorse
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Xerox B230 review: A value-conscious workhorse

A decent mono laser, especially for black text, but not a particularly great one
27 Apr 2022
Canon MAXIFY GX70505 review: A cost-effective inkjet all-rounder for smaller offices
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Canon MAXIFY GX70505 review: A cost-effective inkjet all-rounder for smaller offices

Want a single multifunction printer to do it all without breaking the bank? Canon’s MAXIFY GX7050 fits the bill
13 Apr 2022
Brother MFC-J1010DW review: Little to love
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Brother MFC-J1010DW review: Little to love

The MFC-J1010DW is a compact, do-it-all home office MFP, but it’s devoid of any flair
31 Mar 2022
Epson EcoTank ET-3850 review: A strong inkjet MFP
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Epson EcoTank ET-3850 review: A strong inkjet MFP

A capable MFP with a good balance of features for the home
29 Mar 2022
Canon Pixma TS6250 review: A fantastic all-rounder
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Canon Pixma TS6250 review: A fantastic all-rounder

A brilliant MFP for general and creative use, with a strong balance of features
16 Mar 2022
Kyocera Ecosys M5526cdw review: A sensible small-office MFP
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Kyocera Ecosys M5526cdw review: A sensible small-office MFP

The M5526cdw is fast, fully-featured and won’t cost the earth to run
28 Oct 2020
Brother MFC-J1300DW All in Box review: Ink-redible value
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Brother MFC-J1300DW All in Box review: Ink-redible value

A solid small office MFP that’s buoyed by low running costs thanks to Brother’s innovative approach
13 Oct 2020
HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 review: Good, but not outstanding
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HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 review: Good, but not outstanding

Providing your weekly print workload is modest, the OfficeJet Pro 8022 is a good choice for a small office
8 Oct 2020
Epson WorkForce WF-110W review: Portable perfection
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Epson WorkForce WF-110W review: Portable perfection

A versatile and capable colour printer for the road, but it’s not an office workhorse
3 Jul 2020
Brother DCP-L3550CDW review: Robust but redundant
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Brother DCP-L3550CDW review: Robust but redundant

Decent printing and some strong features – but Brother has shot its DCP-L3550CDW in the foot
23 Aug 2019
Epson EcoTank ET-2710 review: Tanks for the memories
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Epson EcoTank ET-2710 review: Tanks for the memories

It’s the cheapest refillable ink tank MFP we’ve tested, but, most importantly, it’s also a solid printer
15 Aug 2019
Brother MFC-J491DW review: Underwhelming for the price
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Brother MFC-J491DW review: Underwhelming for the price

This A4 inkjet isn’t bad, but there are much better alternatives
12 Aug 2019
Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 review
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Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 review

Epson’s XP-7100 delivers extra features and performance, but struggles to justify the premium
8 Aug 2019
Oki C834dnw review
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Oki C834dnw review

This A3 laser is relatively compact, produces decent results, and won't break the bank
17 Jul 2019
Epson WorkForce WF-2860DWF review
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Epson WorkForce WF-2860DWF review

A budget home office MFP that’s ruined by high running costs
21 Nov 2018
Brother DCP-J774DW review: A poor-value choice
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Brother DCP-J774DW review: A poor-value choice

Brother’s smart inkjet MFP is let down by poor scans and high running costs
6 Nov 2018
HP PageWide Pro 477dw review: A genuine laser-killer
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HP PageWide Pro 477dw review: A genuine laser-killer

Want an MFP for office work? The 477dw is nothing short of brilliant
1 Nov 2018
HP LaserJet Pro M15w review: The smallest laser ever?
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HP LaserJet Pro M15w review: The smallest laser ever?

Tiny, quiet and simple, the M15w would be perfect if it wasn’t so expensive to run
8 Oct 2018
Brother MFC-L2710DW review
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Brother MFC-L2710DW review

A competent mono laser multifunction, somewhat let down by high running costs
1 Oct 2018
Canon i-Sensys MF734Cdw review
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Canon i-Sensys MF734Cdw review

It’s a good all-rounder, but the i-Sensys MF734Cdw is just a touch expensive
27 Sep 2018
Kyocera Ecosys P5021cdw review
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Kyocera Ecosys P5021cdw review

We enjoyed using the Ecosys due to its quiet operation, but it's costly to run
18 Sep 2018
Canon Pixma TS6150 review
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Canon Pixma TS6150 review

If you're after a creative all-rounder for a home office, it's hard to beat
17 Sep 2018
Oki MC363dn review
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Oki MC363dn review

Ugly as sin it may be, but Oki’s MC363dn offers a lot for the money
11 Sep 2018
HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 review
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HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 review

Fast, competent, and good value to buy and run, the OfficeJet Pro 7720 is a great A3-capable MFP
11 Jun 2018
HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 review
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HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 review

HP’s OfficeJet Pro 6960 is a capable home office MFP, but its scanner could be improved
14 May 2018
Epson EcoTank ET-4750 review
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Epson EcoTank ET-4750 review

At long last, Epson's ET-4750 begins to deliver on the EcoTank promise
8 May 2018
Epson WorkForce WF-3620DWF review: A brilliant sub-£100 MFP
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Epson WorkForce WF-3620DWF review: A brilliant sub-£100 MFP

It even has a fax modem
3 Jul 2017
HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 review
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HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 review

HP's OfficeJet Pro 8720 is a fast and practical inkjet MFP for a home office or small business
30 Jan 2017
Ricoh SP C250dn review - a colour laser printer for just £80
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Ricoh SP C250dn review - a colour laser printer for just £80

Ricoh's SP C250dn is as cheap as colour laser printers get. Surprisingly, it's not bad at all
27 Jan 2017