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Brother HL 2040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 448 reviews of Brother HL 2040. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the print quality and size are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability, while some have doubts about the paper handling and noise.

price, performance, usability, size, print quality

noise, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL 2040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL 2040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Brother HL 2040 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the print quality and durability. The price and performance also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative comments about the noise.

usability, performance, price, durability, print quality

noise

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Remanufactured Brother HL-2040 Monochrome Laser Printer (EHL-2040)Remanufactured Brother HL-2040 Monochrome Laser Printer (EHL-2040)Brother HL-2040 Monochrome Laser Printer

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

Brother HL-2000

 

The Brother HL-2040 makes a fine first laser printer. To serve a small workgroup, seek its sibling, the HL-2070N.

Fast text and graphics; low price; small footprint

Can't expand memory or paper capacity; only fair graphics output

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-2040

 

With its low price tag, the Brother HL-2040 makes a good personal laser for anyone with low-volume, everyday printing needs.

Competitively priced

Modest output quality

If your have for quantity and quality are modest, the Brother HL-2040's sticker price will make it at home on your desk.

Oct, 2006
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Expert review by: Jeffrey Fuchs (cnet.com)

Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

 

Review: The Brother HL-2040 is an inexpensive, fast, noncolor laser printer for a home or sole-proprietor business. It's decent at printing text, so-so at graphics, and quick at both. As with the similarly priced Samsung ML-1740, what you see is what...

Fast text and graphics; low price; small footprint

Can't expand memory or paper capacity; only fair graphics output

The Brother HL-2040 makes a fine first laser printer. To serve a small workgroup, seek its sibling, the HL-2070N.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Brother HL-2040

 

If you're looking for a personal laser primarily for text, the Brother HL-2040 ($150 street) may be the best value around. It boasts a 20-ppm engine that sped through our tests, delivering excellent text quality along the way. Graphics and photo...

Very inexpensive. Compact. Excellent text quality. Excellent performance for the price. Adequate paper handling, with a 250-sheet capacity and a manual feed

Graphics and photo quality are both relatively low. Oddly for a laser printer, output has a tendency to curl

The Brother HL-2040 is a good value, with fast performance, excellent text quality, and a 250-sheet paper capacity that's appropriate for a personal printer. But as you might expect from a $150 laser printer, it has its shortcomings—most notably poor...

Expert review by: Eric Schwarz (schwarztech.us)

Review: Brother HL-2040

 

Inkjet printers are the undisputed champions of budget color printing, but ink costs can quickly mount up. Laser printers have been steadily falling in price, and budget models such as Brother's HL-2040 are available for little more than a mid-range...

Compact, cheap compared to other lasers, fast printouts, sharp text output

Graphics quality not the best, papers get slight curl after printing

The Brother HL-2040 is a great choice for budget printing, as long as you are aware of its drawbacks.

May, 2005

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If your quantity and quality needs are modest, the Brother HL-2040's sticker price will make it at home on your desk.

Small size, fast

Not great graphics prints

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: reviewproduct admin (reviewproduct.com.au)

Brother 2040 Laser Printer

 

Brother 2040 is a fast, compact and affordable monochrome laser printer. Ideal for personal use, it features a print speed of up to 20 ppm, HQ1200 resolution and 8 MB of standard memory. The brother HL2040's small footprint can fit almost anywhere,...

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: CMNetworx (cnet.com)

"Not a problem with it yet"

 

I would purchase it again if I didn't already... 

Inexpensive to purchase, prints relatively quickly. Clear image

Does curl the pages a bit, This doesn't really bother me, but some people have more problems with that than I do. I have ran into another user that had a problem with feeding paper, but it turned out to be a piece of paper stuck on the toner roller

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: CMNetworx (cnet.com)

Not a problem with it yet

 

I would purchase it again if I didn't already have one, Yeah, the ink is almost the same cost as the printer, but you can get them refurbished, and for how many pages I can get out of a toner, I would just as well purchase a new toner at full price. I...

Inexpensive to purchase, prints relatively quickly. Clear image

Does curl the pages a bit, This doesn't really bother me, but some people have more problems with that than I do. I have ran into another user that had a problem with feeding paper, but it turned out to be a piece of paper stuck on the toner roller

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: CMNetworx (cnet.com)

"Not a problem with it yet"

 

I would purchase it again if I didn't already have one, Yeah, the ink is almost the same cost as the printer, but you can get them refurbished, and for how many pages I can get out of a toner, I would just as well purchase a new toner at full price. I...

Inexpensive to purchase, prints relatively quickly. Clear image.

Does curl the pages a bit, This doesn't really bother me, but some people have more problems with that than I do. I have ran into another user that had a problem with feeding paper, but it turned out to be a piece of paper stuck on the toner roller.

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

The Brother HL-2040 has been designed to take up the minimum amount of space yet houses all the features you would expect from a high quality laser printer. Impressive print speeds of up to 20ppm, combined with a paper tray that holds up to 250 sheets, makes this machine both convenient and efficient. With its Quick Start Guide you will be printing in minutes and you will soon see the difference that quality laser printing can make to your documents.