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Brother DCP 1510

Brother DCP 1510
alaScore 87

494 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 494 reviews of Brother DCP 1510. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP 1510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Brother DCP 1510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-1510 A4 Mono Laser Multifunction All-In-One PrinterBrother DCP-1510 A4 Mono Laser Multifunction All-In-One Printer

Feb, 2018

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Expert review by: Simon Williams (

Brother DCP-1510


An all-in-one laser for under £100 pounds

Light, easy to move ; Easy set up ; Economical two-part cartridge

No wireless or Ethernet connection ; Noisy when printing ; Awkwardly placed/sized power button

Hinge up the scanner section, which is supported on a ‘bonnet strut’, and you have access to an internal cover, which lifts to reveal a two-part drum and toner cartridge, with the handle intelligently coloured bright green to identify it. It’s a bit...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Martyn Clayden (

Brother DCP-1510 mono laser printer review


Brother has just released a trio of low volume mono laser printers at highly affordable prices so we decided to take a look at the middle unit to gauge how much this range merited its 'great value for money' tag. See all multifunction printer reviews.

Although Brother may target this budget MFP at small businesses, the heavily restricted features might suggest it's more likely to end up in home or student studies, despite its rapid print speed.

Nov, 2013

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Brother DCP-1510 review

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Designed for use at home and in small offices, the Brother DCP-1510 can print, copy and scan, and is fairly small for an all-in-one laser printer. Text prints quickly, as with many laser printers, but is print, scan and copy quality any good? We've...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Techworld (

Brother DCP-1510


Although Brother may target this budget MFP at small businesses, the heavily restricted features might suggest it's more likely to end up in home or student studies, despite its rapid print speed.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: HelenR (

Would not recommend this product.


The worst printer that I have purchased. First of all I was told that it was compatible with Linux Ubuntu (not the fault of the product) and then paid a technician to install to Windows 10. Print quality is poor and the machine has a mind of its own....

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: SLC2283 (

Cheap to purchase, cheap to run, fairly cheap output


mes have to babysit your print job. The printing clarity tends to be a bit weak. But it's cheap to purchase (about $80) and cheap to run (a $69 cartridge does about 1000 pages, apparently). It's a solid performer and we have no regrets.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4


Color of product:Black, White


Character display:16
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.28 / 0.8
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.8
Power consumption (standby):40
Power consumption (typical):380

Input Capacity

Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:150


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:65 - 90
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Non-ISO print media sizes:Folio, Legal, Letter / Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Plain paper, Recycled paper
Standard tray media weight:65 - 105


Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Maximum duty cycle:9000
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:Black
Processor frequency:200
Recommended duty cycle:250 - 1800
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):380
Power consumption (off):0.28 / 0.8
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.8
Power consumption (standby):40


Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Standard printer languages:GDI
Time to first page (black, normal):10


Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:A4 (210 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 1200
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows operating systems supported:19 x 7.27 x 1.64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:6.47
Noise level (quiet mode):6.5
Print noise level:51
Printing noise level:51


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:16

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:18
Package height:17.2
Package weight:19.6
Package width:19.9
Weight:15.4 / 246.9