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Brother HL-2070 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Brother HL-2070 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews 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-2070 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-2070 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Brother HL-2070 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People really like the print quality and design. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the noise.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HLL8350CDW Wireless Color Laser PrinterBrother HLL2380DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer

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Brother HL

 

Maximize your office space with the small and speedy Brother HL 2270DW, which prints 27ppm. Check out our review to learn more about this printer.

The Brother HL 2270DW prints 27ppm

It does not print in color

If you want a speedy and quality black and white printer, the Brother HL 2270DW is worth looking into.

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Brother HL-L2300D Mono Laser Printer review

 

Is this affordable printer perfect for the SOHO market?

Double-sided printing ; Fast and quiet ; Cheap price and low running costs

USB only ; Can't print from mobile devices ; No bells or whistles

The HL-2300D doesn't scan, can't print from a smartphone, doesn't have a touchscreen and won't print off something you email from the other side of the world, but that's no bad thing – why pay for bells and whistles you don't need and won't use?

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Does it all

 

I had a Brother printer before this one and knew they were quality devices. The trouble with my old one was to set up wireless you first had to connect it via USB. I got sick of that and lost my cable too so I bought this one. Hated to stop using a...

Size ; Price ; Quality ; Cheap toner ; fast ; great printer

little noisy ; heavier than old printer

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brother HL-L2340dW

 

My first laser printer and purchased it because it seems you can't get an inkjet printer anymore that just simply does the one job it's named for. I should have done more research especially concerning the power requirements of laser printers, but this...

(1) Fairly cheap ; (2) Does seem to do a nice job of printing ; (3) Sound when printing more pleasant than an inkjet ; (4) Seems to go into a hibernation mode fairly quickly when not used (may be a con for some, but given its power consumption, I'm...

(1) Requires 9 AMPS (as noted on the back near the power cord). Maybe I missed the fine print in the specifications but I didn't see this mentioned ; (2) Seems to hiccup sometimes when printing, i.e. prints a couple of pages, stops, continues. Does not...

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Power hog

 

My first laser printer and purchased it because it seems you can't get an inkjet printer anymore that just simply does the one job it's named for. I should have done more research especially concerning the power requirements of laser printers, but this...

(1) Fairly cheap ; (2) Does seem to do a nice job of printing ; (3) Sound when printing more pleasant than an inkjet ; (4) Seems to go into a hibernation mode fairly quickly when not used (may be a con for some, but given its power consumption, I'm...

(1) Requires 9 AMPS (as noted on the back near the power cord). Maybe I missed the fine print in the specifications but I didn't see this mentioned ; (2) Seems to hiccup sometimes when printing, i.e. prints a couple of pages, stops, continues. Does not...

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Could be better

 

I have checked, and re-checked, for improperly stacked/positioned paper in the paper cassette. There is none and the paper jam error has to be coming from poor programming switching between the cassettes and the manual feed rollers. I had read about...

Print quality is good ; Print speed (when it prints) is quite acceptable ; Scanner is acceptable

At least 1 in 3 envelope print commands end in error for "jammed" paper inside ; remove cartridge, check for phantom paper jam, replace cartridge, and print job resumes without error. I have never had a piece of paper (of any kind) jammed in the paper...

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Good Printer

 

Haven't tried setting it from Linux yet, but it claims to support IPP so CUPS should work. I ended up not using the WiFI because I didn't want to type in a long password. Instead I connected it to my WiFi router via Ethernet so all the Laptops and...

Works for Google Cloud Print ; Works for Apple AirPrint ; WiFi and LAN built in ; Print Quality is good ; Prints quickly

Setting it from front panel is a chore, used built in web server via an ethernet connection

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Not Great

 

I've used Brother printers for over five years now where I handle IT, and have installed 60+ units of various models. This is the first one I have been disappointed with.

Overall, Brother makes a solid product for the price and the HL-L2340DW is no different on most counts. Setup is simple, the unit looks nice, and the price is hard to beat

I only have one gripe with this model, but it's a deal-breaker for me--the power cord has been switched from the C13 receptacle that previous models used on the printer in favor of an integrated cord. This cord is 5ft long, which isn't nearly long...

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Great printer

 

I'm very satisfied with this printer. It was the recommended successor to the HL-2070N I had in the past, which served me faithfully for years. I got this on sale. The real paradox to me was how someone on an auction site purchased my 7 year old laser...

Fast Printing ; Duplex ; Built-in Wifi ; Attractive design, slightly more compact than models past

Top of unit is a solid black, whereas the rest of the unit is a dark gray. This was disappointing, as I was expecting an all black unit. The contrast in the pictures on Newegg are somewhat lack in displaying this contrast. As this is a cosmetic issue,...

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brother HL-L2340dW

 

On Linux it needs reinstall after any update, which is a pain. Install instruction are useless, however, the install utility made for a different Brother Laser Printer will install the two necessary drivers, with a little difference on step 5 below:...

Small and basic laser printer, but great quality prints at HQ1200 dpi, very easy to setup in Windows, very quiet ; I bought it because of the network access so I can print from multiple devices and computers, and it works great if it set on fixed IP,...

Linux install is a pain. I spen a few hours trying to figure out how to make it work with no success. I contacted Brother, they have some drivers but the install instruction is useless ; Wireless network only, it depends of the stability of the...

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Product Specifications

Ideal for home or home office printer sharing, the HL-2070N is an affordable monochrome laser printer. Offering the same footprint, print speed and paper capacity as the HL-2040, the HL-2070N also features a built-in Ethernet network interface that enables it to easily connect to your wired or wireless router.

Dimensions & Weight

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Germany/Switzerland
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:2070N
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter XL / PCL 6/EPSON FX / PCL 6/PCL 6
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):20ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):10,000 - 19,999 pages
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:16MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

System Requirements

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