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BROTHER DCP-540 All-In-One Laser Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of BROTHER DCP-540 All-In-One Laser Printer. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and paper handling. The multifunction and usability also get good views. There are some critical comments about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the BROTHER DCP-540 All-In-One Laser Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of BROTHER DCP-540 All-In-One Laser Printer from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the performance and paper handling. The multifunction and usability also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: staff (

Brother DCP-540CN review


Multi-function device with networking capabilities

10/100 network function ; Space saver

Text quality unimpressive ; Photo printing slow

Nicely compact but performance was average

Dec, 2006

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Brother DCP-540CN review


Primarily aimed at home users, Brother's DCP-540CN is an inkjet MFP with a network port, so it's easy to share on a home network.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (

Brother - DCP-540CN


The Brother DCP-540CN is part of a new line-up of Brother MFDs (multi-function devices) that bear a passing resemblance to previous models such as the MF-C620, not least because the new models continue to use the ...

The DCP-540CN has a list of features that make it appealing both for the small office and for those of us who hate the idea of a separate printer and scanner at home. Print quality is good without being outstanding, but if you intend to do much photo...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: peter (

Brother DCP-540CN


very pleased


Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Home offices are now a mainstay in the digital world. A networked home is a commonplace and there is no better home network peripheral than DCP-540CN. Not only is DCP-540CN a lifestyle companion, with its printing, copying and scanning functions - it's also the perfect office companion for you during working hours! Combining advanced imaging technology and high resolution print, DCP-540CN presents your documents, spreadsheets, charts and power points professionally for any occasion. Furthermore each machine is enabled with the latest 1.5pl (picoliter) technology that closes up ink droplet gaps, allowing your printouts to be less graininess and giving you smoother and sharper results every time. In addition, the Brother's Memory Color Technology automatically adjusts the colors of every photo printout, producing vivid pictures!


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:18ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:16ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):35


Country Kits:Germany/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP


Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Digital sender: No
Faxing: No


Max Printing Speed B/W:25ppm/30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):25ppm/30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi