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Brother HL-2070 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 481 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the paper handling and print quality are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the noise.

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


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 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Brother HL-2070N


Made for a low-volume workgroup to share, Brother's budget-priced networked printer generates good-quality text pages.

Competitively priced network laser, Good quality text

High maintenance costs

The HL-2070N is a well-built printer for small groups of low-volume users, where the convenience of laser-printed documents outweighs any need for economical printing or perfect quality.

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Brother HL-2070N Laser Printer


According to a new lawsuit, the Kindle combined with discounted $9.99 e-books so terrified the publishing industry that it joined forces with Apple in a scheme to force Amazon to raise its prices

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HL-2070N Personal Laser Printer


Bring home the office printer without the nagging boss

Affordable laser printer, fast (up to 20 pages per minute), prints up to 2,400x600 dpi, built-in Ethernet network interface.

Monochrome, no built in wireless support.

Mac with USB and/or Ethernet connections, OS 9.1 or better, OS 10.2.4 or better


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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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Amazon review summary for Brother HL-2070 Series


alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 user reviews of Brother HL-2070 Series from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

value for money, performance, usability, print quality, design

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-2070N Network Monochrome Laser Printer (Black)Brother HL-2070N Network Monochrome Laser Printer (Black)Remanufactured Brother EHL-2070N Network Monochrome Laser Printer (Black)

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Okay for a while


I was very happy when I first got it, but performance took a nose dive and hasn't been able to recover. If it's something where I don't care what the printout looks like, it's a great printer. :/

Cheap - I got it for about half of what it lists for now. Fast

Horrible "ghosting" after a short time, despite cleaning drum, etc. Pretty much unusable now

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It Just Works


Set this up to print over my home network in minutes with no issues.(2 wireless XP machines and 1 wired Vista machine) So far I couldn't be happier with this product.

Prints fast, set-up over home netwoek was fast and easy. No Bloatware


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Didn't know what I was doing and I STILL got it set up pretty easily, first talking to my Asus Eee (Xandros) and then to my girl's HP laptop running XP. Plenty quick and crisp. Have the same printer at my office and it holds up very well

Took some fiddling to work with ubuntu 6.06

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Printer Is great


the box looked like it came from hell when it got it here... I would not recommend buying this online because these printers are very fragile

Excellent printer.. especially the ethernet feature, its small

a little bit loud

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Laser baby.


I need to figure out how to password protect this printer becuase it is on an open dorm network. I have had a few stray pages print on this thing...

Prints fast. Quick warmup. Good network management. Great value

Curls pages a bit. Big deal

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


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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


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


Type: None


Type:Print server


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
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:16MB


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