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Brother HL-2030

alaTest has collected and analyzed 346 reviews of Brother HL-2030. 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. Comments about the size and reliability are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the durability and noise, while reviews are divided on the connectivity.

price, performance, usability, reliability, size

noise, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-2030 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

Easy to install and use. For a work printer it does the job efficiently.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

does what it says it does. Fast good quality printing.

none so far.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

Excellent value for money and very easy to install with a computer

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

I like the way you can either put the paper into the tray or feed it in manually. Also like the quick printing.

The paper tends to curl when it has been printed.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

Excellent printer, prints quickly without any compromise on quality, a doddle to set up, simply connected to USB and it was set up automatically in Windoze 7.

No bad points at all that I have found so far.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

Compact, easy to set up, turns off when not in use saving energy. Starts up quickly again.

none so far

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

Very compact and good quality prints

Quite noisy when printing

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

Excellent value, very easy to set up.

NONE

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

All round value for money printer, easy to set up and compatible with wireless modem.

I have not found one yet

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2030

 

Prints fast and perfect for me who prints out text lectures everyday for University. More pages per ink cartridge.

KInd of ugly. For me who are using it in my student room it feels not so appealing. Look more like a printer for the office and not for home use.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

The Brother HL-2030 series is stylishly designed and compact enough to fit onto a shelf or workstation. It produces printouts with the speed and quality you would expect from a more expensive machine. Installation is straightforward - simply plug in the power cable, click through the installation CD, and you will be printing minutes later. Compatible with both PC and Apple systems, the HL-2030 uses a USB connection to ensure connectivity with most modern devices. The 250 sheet paper tray provides ample capacity and there is also the option of a single sheet manual feed. With only a low cost toner cartridge and drum to replace you can be confident that this machine offers economical printing.

Design

Display:LED

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.1in/14.2in
Height:6.5in
Weight:13.7lbs/14.1lbs/14.3lbs
Width:14.5in/14.6in

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):70
Power consumption (typical):450

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Germany/Switzerland/United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:2030
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:250

Memory

Internal memory:8

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Network ready:Optional
Type: None

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP\nMac OS 9.1 - 9.2\nMac OSX 10.2.4+ / Windows 98/Me/2000/XP\nMac OS 9.1 - 9.2\nMac OS X 10.2.4 +
Emulations:GDI
Mac compatibility: Yes
Toner cartridge:TN-2000

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media size (tray 1):60 - 161 g/m²
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 161 g/m2 (16 - 43 lb)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies

Performance

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor:SPARClite
Processor frequency:96
Processor model:SPARClite

Power

Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):70
Power consumption (typical):450

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: No
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:Windows GDI driver
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):16ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16
Time to first page (black, normal):10

RAM

Installed Size:8MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Sound Emission

Powersave acoustic emission:30
Print noise level:51
Printing noise level:51

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 - 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 - 9.2.x / Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 95 / NT Workstation 4.0 / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 - 9.2.x / Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.6 x 14.2 x 6.52
Weight:14.3