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Brother HL-2270DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7088 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the print quality and paper handling. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-2270DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Brother HL-2270DW


The Brother HL-2270DW laser monochrome printer provides a viable alternative to the classic bottomless money pit that has become today's inkjet printer. Modern photo, tricolor, and high-capacity ink cartridges can cost anywhere from $20 to $100 per...

The Brother HL-2270DW lives up to Brother's reputation for reliable, easy-to-use, wireless monochrome laser printers.

The printer struggles to provide visually acceptable graphic documents.

With improvements to its output speed, the Brother HL-2270DW improves on its legacy model and provides small businesses an efficient output device for high-volume black-and-white prints.

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Brother HL-2270DW


The HL-2270DW is the same small size as the HL-2240, with the same 250-sheet input tray and 1-sheet manual bypass tray with no paper handling options. At 7.2 by 14.5 by 14.2 inches (HWD), it takes up less space than most ink jets, so you can easily...

Small. Fast. High-quality output, particularly for text. Duplexer. Wired and WiFi network support

Paper handling suitable for only light-duty use, with no additional options available

Small, fast, and offering both Ethernet and WiFi support, the Brother HL-2270DW mono laser is a particularly good choice for a micro office with light-duty printing needs.

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good overall, does not work with mac


I am happy with this printer overall but am frustrated that there has been no release of software to make it compatible the Apple Mountain Lion OS. I can use it with my PC but not with my Mac. This is very annoying. I hope Brother will make this a...


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Personal laser printer with Wi-Fi


A fine everyday mono laser printer The Brother HL-2270DW laser printer is well-liked by reviewers. As the successor to the popular and well-reviewed Brother HL-2170W monochrome laser printer, it has a great deal to live up to. Suitable for a...

Excellent text print quality, small and lightweight, auto duplexing mode, wired and wireless networking options

Mediocre photo and graphics quality, starter toner cartridge doesn't last long

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Read Brother HL2270-DW Laser Printer


Brother's small/home office laser printer line has been on the bench before, but the HL2270-DW is the newest offering with the widest set of features. The “DW” in the model name indicated a duplexing printer with wireless networking. For an inexpensive...

500-page capacity with bypass feeder ; Wired, wireless, local (USB) connectivity ; 28ppm print speed ; Duplex printing ; Solid print resolution ; Easy networking setup

Mac drivers are only available on CD, online drivers are different and do not include the setup program ; No ability to set print restrictions in the web interface

I found the printer to be built well, provide a variety of connectivity options, and deliver quality prints quickly. The paper has a slight curl to it, but is acceptable. For the price, the printer offers a great value an a quality experience.

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Brother HL-2270dw review


And thanks to the standard wireless connectivity, the HL-2270dw only needs one cord (power) to operate, keeping the messiest of desks tidy, in theory at least

Compact footprint ; Quick print speeds ; Wireless connectivity

No display ; No standalone cancel

Brother offers a 1-year limited warranty with the HL-2270dw

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Brother HL-2270DW


This budget-minded, basic mono laser is the perfect combination of price, performance, and feature set for small and home offices with moderate document-printing needs.

Fast; high-quality output; low cost of consumables for price range

Bare-bones, unintuitive controls; complicated Wi-Fi setup; a few parts are flimsy

With all of the low-cost monochrome laser printers that have come through our labs in recent weeks, it's been hard to pick a favorite. The Brother HL-2270DW solved that problem—at least until the next potential winner comes through our doors. With its...

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Brother HL 2270DW


The Brother HL 2270DW is a solid performer in all categories, though it doesn't shine in any single category to make it a contender for a top spot in our lineup. Our higher-rated printers are more versatile and powerful, but this model works for home...

The Brother HL 2270DW’s printing efficiency is admirable, with a relatively quick 27 pages-per-minute print speed

Its monthly duty cycle is far from impressive and its feature set lacks a few things

The Brother HL 2270DW is a solid all-around performer, but it doesn’t stand out enough to make it into the upper echelons of our lineup.

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"Great resolution, FAST, wireless is easy setup"



+ Print quality is outstanding for 600dpi

- Starter Toner Cartridge good for only ~700 pages

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"Annoying fan that runs for up to 15 minutes"


Can only give it 2 stars. The hum of the fan is very annoying in a home office. Good news -- so inexpensive ($109 at Staples) that it can be a giveaway or donation if necessary....

Fast and cheap

Was not immediately compatible with