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Brother HL-4000CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Brother HL-4000CN. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The performance is also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the size, and many are critical about the usability and control panel.

performance, price

control panel, usability

On average, users rate this product 87/100 and experts rate this product 60/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother HL-4000CN from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the price.


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This summary is based on the products: Brother DR3000 - Drum Unit - Remanufactured By Green Cat Co LimitedBrother DR3000 - Drum Unit - Remanufactured By Green Cat Co Limited

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Littman (

Brother HL-4000CN


A big price cut and speedy color printing make the HL-4000CN a smart choice.

Jun, 2002

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Brother HL-4000CN


Brother probably isn't the first name that leaps to mind when you think of network printers, but the Brother HL-4000CN (tested configuration, $2,400 street) is worth considering. Compared with earlier Brother printers, the HL-4000CN offers improved...

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I live with my Brother's quirks


Fast printing, great color graphics, long lasting cartridges

Control panel not user friendly, poor configuration software

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

The HL-4000CN is the perfect balance of quality workgroup color printing with economical purchase and operating costs. The HL-4000CN delivers A4-sized output at speeds of up to 16 pages per minute in both full color and monochrome. And with Automatic Duplex as standard, it really is your most flexible choice for quality workgroup color printing. Comprehensive features that focus on simplicity and support make printing with Brother a pleasure. A user-friendly control panel offers a job-cancel button as well as easy access to the machine's menu using scroll buttons. More advanced features such as booklet printing are found within a versatile driver suite which maintains the easy-to-use, easy-to-install theme, ensuring that you get the best possible output from this printer.


Consumable Type:Drum kit/Printer transfer roll/Toner cartridge/Toner refill

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (off):45
Power consumption (standby):180
Power consumption (typical):600


Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges/Maintenance supplies and parts/Refills
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:N/a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DR/Brother HL/Brother TN/Brother TR


Internal memory:64


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables


Type: None


Network ready: Yes
Type:Print server

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:600

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)


Processor frequency:350


Power consumption (off):45
Power consumption (standby):180
Power consumption (typical):600

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Standard printer languages:PCL 6, PostScript 3


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
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 Printing Speed Color (ppm):16ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:600sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16
Time to first page (black, normal):20
Time to first page (color, normal):20


Max Supported Size:320MB


Type: None

Sound Emission

Print noise level:55
Printing noise level:55
Standby acoustic emission:36.5

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Apple MacOS 9.2 / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 95/98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.3 x 23.2 x 17.5