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Brother HL 1250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 759 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the paper handling and print quality. The performance and value for money also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL 1250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL 1250

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Brother HL 1250 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, value for money, print quality, usability

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

This summary is based on the product: Brother HL4140CN, A4,22ppm Network Colour Laser Printer

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL 1250

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 user reviews of Brother HL 1250 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, usability, print quality, paper handling

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer HL5470DW Wireless Monochrome PrinterBrother Printer HL-2220 Monochrome PrinterBrother Printer HL3045CN Color Printer

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Brother HL-3070CW

 

The HL-3070CW color printer from Brother is an economical printer for any small business environment or home and can print at decent resolutions of 600 x 2400 dpi. The product has an excellent build q

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Brother HL-2280DW

 

Brother calls its HL-2280DW a monochrome laser printer with "convenience copying and color scanning capabilities," though manufacturers of a handful of similarly configured models call the units multifunction printers. (In all such models, the scanner...

Automatic duplexing for printing and copying ; Has copying and scanning capabilities ; Machine itself is inexpensive

Expensive toner

The included color scanning feature distinguishes this basic small-office monochrome laser, but its toner costs are higher than average.

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Brother HL-3075CW

 

Offering a combination of fast speed plus output quality that's good enough for most business use, the Brother HL-3075CW ($300 street) is a potential workhorse color printer for a small or micro office, or even a home office with relatively heavy-duty...

Fast. Paper handling suitable for a small or micro office or small workgroup. Ethernet and Wi-Fi

Although output quality is good enough for most business use, it's slightly below par across the board

The Brother HL-3075CW color laser printer delivers excellent speed combined with acceptable, but unimpressive, output quality and appropriate paper handing for a small or micro office.

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Brother HL-3045CN

 

The two printers are built around the same LED engine. (LED printers work the same way as lasers, except that they use LEDs rather than a laser to draw the image of each page on a drum before printing.) Having the same engine gives them the same raw...

Fast. Ample paper capacity for a small or micro office or workgroup, plus manual feed tray

Although output quality is good enough for most business use, it's slightly below par across the board

The Brother HL-3045CN color laser offers output quality that's good enough for most business use, but its best points are speed and, to a lesser extent, paper handling.

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Brother HL-3075CW

 

As we've noted in a few printer reviews of late, 2012 has seen the line between sharp-printing color lasers and color inkjets get mighty blurry. Some inkjet models claiming "laser-quality output," such as the $399.99 Epson WorkForce 520 and $199.99 HP...

Well-built and quiet ; Fast print speeds ; Good-looking business-document output

Consumables are costly per page ; No printing via e-mail ; Limited support for memory devices

This budget-price color printer, based on "laser-equivalent" LED technology, churns out great-looking documents. But its high cost per page and low monthly usage ratings make it best for light-use scenarios only.

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Review: Brother HL-2280DW laser printer

 

The included color scanning feature distinguishes this basic small-office monochrome laser, but its toner costs are higher than average.

The HL-2280DW supports USB, ethernet, and wireless connectivity. The simple control panel includes a two-line, 16-character monochrome LCD and a handful of labeled buttons. The CD-based installation is well documented and progresses very smoothly

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Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, The

 

So you want to be a pirate?

The classic game holds up; humor's still funny; revamped art style and interface work really well

Hint system doesn't always work; can't skip dialogue; voice underscores repetitiveness of conversations

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Brother HL-3075cw Review: LED Speed, Laser Quality

 

Check out our full review of the Brother HL-3075cw, one of four new color LED devices released earlier this Spring that Brother claims offers print speeds up to four times faster than competing laser-class products.

Quality prints ; Consistent print speeds ; Wired and wireless networking

Manual duplexing ; Single line display

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Brother HL-2280DW review

 

Automatic duplexing for printing and copying; Has copying and scanning capabilities; Machine itself is inexpensive

Expensive toner

The HL-2280DW performed adequately in our tests. Connected to a PC, it printed monochrome pages that consisted primarily of text at a sub-par rate of 15.6 pages per minute, and a small simple photo at a middling 4.9 ppm. Mac speeds were about the same:...

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Brother HL-2280DW review

 

Brother calls its HL-2280DW is a monochrome laser printer with "convenience copying and color scanning capabilities," though manufacturers of a handful of similarly configured models call the units multifunction printers.

The HL-2280DW performed adequately in our tests. Connected to a PC, it printed monochrome pages that consisted primarily of text at a sub-par rate of 15.6 pages per minute, and a small simple photo at a middling 4.9 ppm. Mac speeds were about the same:...

Product Specifications

The HL-1250LT printer automatically prints your E-mail message at prescheduled times. The built-in controller allows fast output at up to 12 pages per minute. The first page output is less than 15 seconds so there is no long waiting times for that first page. The Brother HL-1250LT printer comes with USB and parallel ports standard built-in so it is compatible with Windows platforms as well as your iMac, iBook or new G3 Macintosh. The printer drivers are included in the box and there is no need for parallel- to-USB cables since both are provided right onboard. THE HL-1250LT features professional business-quality graphics resolution combined with microfine toner produces sharp quality printing. Paper capacity is a staggering 250 sheets of letter size paper and the HL-1250LT allows you to obtain optimum print quality on different media types, every time. An optional second paper cassette allows you to expand you paper capacity to 500 total sheets should the need arise.

Dimensions & Weight

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Germany/N/a
Localization:English/German/N/a
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:1250/1250LT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Miscellaneous

Color:White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON FX / IBM PPR / PCL 6
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):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:Straight
Media Type:Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper/Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:250sheets/500sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:4MB/8MB
Max Supported Size:36MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0