HP Envy 120
Credit: HP

The 4.3-inch-tall Envy operates so quietly you won't even know it's there. Its black-and-white prints were clear and its photos the most detailed of any printer we tested. The software-free setup was the simplest, too, and its wireless network proved fast and responsive. Bummer: It prints only seven pages a minute. Bonus: Controls glide open when it's time to print. [$250; hp.com]