Wireless Inkjet Printers: Highest Rated and Most Popular Models Buying Guide

Updated 2016

Inkjet printers continue to be the preferred choice for personal computer users, as well as for many businesses. As wireless technology has improved and become more prevalent, the availability of inkjet printers with built-in Wi-Fi capability has grown.

Most consumer level printers sold today are equipped with wi-fi technology. This enables all of the devices on a local wireless network to easily connect to and utilize the printer. In this buying guide, we compiled a list of best-selling wireless inkjet printers from multiple major retail sources. We contrast this information with a list of highest rated inkjet printers with wi-fi, based on actual customer ratings from the same retail outlets.

Best Selling Wireless Inkjet Printers on Amazon

Best selling inkjets at amazonThe top selling wireless inkjet at Amazon is the Hewlett-Packard Envy 4500.  HP also took the next two top seller spots with their Officejet Pro series, namely the 8610 and the 8620.  The next two models are manufactured by Epson: the Expression XP-410 and the WorkForce WF-2630. A model by Brother follows, the MFC-J870DW. Another Epson printer is next in line- the WorkForce WF-3620.  Rounding out the top 10 bestselling wireless inkjet models on Amazon are two Canon units, the PIXMA MX472 and the PIXMA MG5520, and another HP model: the Envy 5530.

Rank Printer
1 HP Envy 4500 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier
2 HP Officejet Pro 8610 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer (A7F64A#B1H)
3 HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer (A7F65A#B1H)
4 Epson Expression XP-410 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer
5 Epson WorkForce WF-2630 All-In-One Wireless Color Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax
6 Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One with Scanner, Copier and Fax Printer
7 Epson WorkForce WF-3620 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer with Scanner and Copier
8 Canon PIXMA MX472 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer
9 HP Envy 5530 Wireless All-in-One Color Photo Printer
10 Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless All-In-One Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Auto Duplex Printing

 

Highest Rated Wireless Inkjet Printers on Amazon

Top rated wifi inkjets at AmazonJust like the bestselling printer list on Amazon, the highest customer ratings also went to Hewlett-Packard. The top three best rated wireless inkjets are by HP; namely the Deskjet 2544, the OfficeJet Pro 8620 and the ENVY 5660. The next highest rated wireless inkjet printer is an Epson model- the WorkForce Pro WF-4630. Another HP printer follows, the Officejet Pro 6830. The Brother MFC-J870DW makes another appearance in the same place as it was on the best seller list (#6). Rounding out the top 10 best rated wireless inkjets on Amazon are two more HP units: The Envy 5530 and Officejet Pro 8630, another Epson model- the WorkForce WF-7610, and Canon takes the number ten spot with their PIXMA MX472.

Rating Printer
4.5 HP Deskjet 2544 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier (D3A79A#ABA)
4.3 HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer (A7F65A#B1H)
4.2 HP ENVY 5660 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer (F8B04A#B1H)
4.2 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer with Scanner and Copier
4.2 HP Officejet Pro 6830 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer (E3E02A#B1H)
4.1 Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One with Scanner, Copier and Fax Printer
4.1 HP Envy 5530 Wireless All-in-One Color Photo Printer
4.1 Epson WorkForce WF-7610 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer with Scanner and Copier
4.1 HP Officejet Pro 8630 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer (A7F66A#B1H)
4 Canon PIXMA MX472 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer

 

Best Selling Wireless Inkjet Printers at Best Buy

Bestseller wifi inkjets at bestbuyCustomers at Best Buy purchased Hewlett-Packard wireless inkjet models overwhelmingly over any other brand. Eight of the top ten best sellers are HP models, with HP printers taking the top seven spots on the list. The best seller is the HP Envy 4500, followed by the Envy 5530. The next two best sellers are two HP Officejet units: the Officejet 4630 and the Officejet Pro 8610. The next three top selling printers, also by HP, are the ENVY 7640, the Officejet 5740 and the ENVY 5660.  Finishing off the top ten popular wireless inkjet models are the Canon PIXMA MX472, the HP Officejet Pro 8620, and the Epson Expression XP-410.

Rank Printer
1 HP – Envy 4500 Wireless e-All-in-One Printer – Black
2 HP – ENVY 5530 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer – Black/Silver
3 HP – Officejet 4630 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer – Black
4 HP – Officejet Pro 8610 e-All-in-One Wireless All-In-One Printer – Black
5 HP – ENVY 7640 Wireless e-All-in-One Printer – Black
6 HP – Officejet 5740 Wireless e-All-in-One Printer – Black
7 HP – ENVY 5660 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer – Black
8 Canon – PIXMA MX472 Wireless All-In-One Printer – Black
9 HP – Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Wireless All-In-One Printer – Black
10 Epson – Expression Home XP-410 Small-in-One Wireless Printer

 

Highest Rated Wireless Inkjet Printers at Best Buy

Top rated wifi inkjets at bestbuyBest Buy shoppers clearly favored Hewlett-Packard printers with their product ratings, which aligns with the Best Buy top seller list. Eight of the top ten best rated wireless inkjets are HP models, with HP once again claiming the number one spot. The highest rated unit is the HP Officejet Pro 8630. Second is the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630. Two more HP Officejet printers follow- The Officejet Pro 8610 and the Officejet Pro 8620. Next in the best ratings list is the HP Photosmart 6520, followed by two HP Envy models: the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 5530. A Brother inkjet printer shows up next on the list- the MFC-J475DW. Hewlett-Packard finishes off the last two spots of the top ten best rated models with the Officejet 4630 and the Envy 120.

Rating Printer
4.9 HP – Officejet Pro 8630 e-All-in-One Wireless All-In-One Printer – Black
4.7 Epson – WorkForce Pro WF-4630 Wireless All-In-One Printer – Black
4.6 HP – Officejet Pro 8610 e-All-in-One Wireless All-In-One Printer – Black
4.6 HP – Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Wireless All-In-One Printer – Black
4.5 HP – Photosmart 6520 Wireless e-All-in-One Printer – Black
4.5 HP – Envy 4500 Wireless e-All-in-One Printer – Black
4.5 HP – ENVY 5530 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer – Black/Silver
4.5 Brother – MFC-J475DW Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer – Black
4.5 HP – Officejet 4630 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer – Black
4.5 HP – ENVY 120 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer – Black

 

Best Selling Wireless Inkjet Printers at Wal-Mart

Top selling wifi inkjets at walmartThe top five best selling wireless inkjet models at Wal-Mart is varied, with three brands making a showing. The bottom half of the top ten is dominated by Hewlett-Packard. The top selling wireless inkjet printer at Wal-Mart is the Epson Expression XP-310. Next best selling is the HP Deskjet 2542. Another Epson model comes in third- the Expression XP-400. The only Brother printer on the list takes the next placement- the MFC-J450DW. The Epson Workforce WF-3620 takes the number five spot. The remainder of the top ten most popular models at Walmart is comprised of HP Models. Three Officejet models: the Officejet 5742, the Officejet Pro 8610, and the Officejet 6812. Finishing off the top ten sellers are the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Officejet Pro 6830.

Rank Printer
1 Epson Expression Home XP-310 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner
2 HP Deskjet 2542 Wireless All-in-One Printer
3 Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner
4 Brother MFC-J450DW Compact Inkjet All-in-One Printer
5 Epson WORKFORCE WF-3620 A4 All-in-One Business Printer
6 HP Officejet 5742 e-All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Machine
7 HP Officejet Pro 8610 e-All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Machine
8 HP Officejet 6812 e-All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Machine
9 HP Envy 4500 Thermal Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
10 HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Machine

 

Highest Rated Wireless Inkjet Printers at Wal-Mart

Top rated wifi inkjets at walmartThe top ten printer models that are rated highest by Wal-Mart shoppers share many similarities with the top sellers list. The three highest rated models are by Hewlett-Packard: The HP Envy 5660, the HP Officejet Pro 6230, and the HP Officejet Pro 8630. The next highest rated wireless inkjet printer according to Walmart shoppers is the Brother MFC-J450DW, followed by the Canon PIXMA MG7120. Next best rated is the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630. The final four on the top ten best rated list is made up of two HP units and two Epson printers. In order, they are the HP Officejet Pro 8610, the HP Officejet Pro 6830, the Epson Expression XP-950, and finally, the Epson Expression XP-310.

Rating Printer
5 HP Envy 5660 e-All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner
5 HP Officejet Pro 6230 e-Printer
4.8 HP Officejet Pro 8630 e-All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Machine
4.6 Brother MFC-J450DW Compact Inkjet All-in-One Printer
4.5 Canon PIXMA MG7120 Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer, White
4.3 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Machine
4.3 HP Officejet Pro 8610 e-All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Machine
4.3 HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax Machine
4.2 Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Small-in-One Printer
4.2 Epson Expression Home XP-310 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner

 

Conclusion

The clear most popular wireless inkjet printer brand is Hewlett-Packard. Units by Brother, Canon and Epson are peppered throughout many of the lists. The HP Envy 4500 is the best selling wireless inkjet printer at both Amazon as well as Best Buy.  HP Officejet Pro models were consistently rated highly across the board. Because the lineup of available models can vary depending on the retailer, there is not a clear model that is consistent overall.

When choosing a wireless inkjet, the customer ratings and popularity of the unit are helpful, but make sure it has the features you need. Most of the models we researched are all-in-one units, which contain scanners, copiers and occasionally faxes. The number of features available on the printer can have an effect on the size of the machine as well. Make sure the model you choose will fit in your designated printer space on your workstation.

As you narrow down your choice, read the customer reviews of the models you are considering. An easy way to tell if the printer you are researching has potential problems is if there is a pattern of comments related to the same issue from multiple buyers.

Lastly, ensure the model you are considering is compatible with your computer. Check the system requirements to ensure you have a compatible operating system and compatible hardware.

Sources: Bestbuy.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com