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Brother HL 1230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the print quality and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money also get good comments, whereas the paper handling and noise get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL 1230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 50 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

My Brother's a bit long in the tooth.

 

We bought our Brother laser printer about 4 years ago. At the time, I believe it was selling for around US$125-150. We wanted a replacement for our inkjet as the print quality just wasn't there. Since that time I'm guessing that we must have printed ...

Starter drum & toner LASTS, good value for money

Poor support, printer is heavy & somewhat noisy.

Consumer review by:

Excellent Printer for Excellent Price

 

The Brother laser printer line for personal/SOHO use is definately the way to go for people with small to medium duty cycle needs (1000->2000 sheets monthly per printer). The printers chassis seems to be a carry over from the past few years of ...

Great reliability, quality, paper capacity, usability, printer parallel port

Integrated drum, no built in colour, no extra feeder available

Consumer review by:

It was great! ...for 11 months.

 

We bought a brand new HL1230 back in October 2002 and for the price it's been an excellent little printer... UNTIL it started printing a thin 'film' of toner over everything. SO... after 11 months faithful service, we took it back to the shop, got a...

Razor sharp dense black printing and a very low price.

Price of the drum unit, single sheet feed problems and the 'toner film'!

Product Specifications

With up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution the HL-1230 delivers high quality mono print at an impressive 12 pages per minute. And coming complete with a range of user-friendly software functions, the HL-1230 provides real value for money, without compromising on performance. The HL-1230 printer is quick and easy to install and includes the benefit of comprehensive, state-of-the-art technical support with Windows interactive Animations, giving a step-by-step guide to your new printer. Plus, for additional peace of mind, you can enjoy direct access to the Brother Solutions Center web site.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.6in/16.9in
Height:9.3in
Weight:20.3lbs
Width:14.2in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:1230
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Miscellaneous

Color:White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Stationary
Interface:Parallel
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):12ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Path Type:Curved
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Personal printer

RAM

Installed Size:2MB
Max Supported Size:2MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME/Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition