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Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer

Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer
alaScore 84

325 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews of Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-4040CN High Speed Network Ready Colour Laser PrinterBrother HL-4040CN High Speed Network Ready Colour Laser Printer

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-4040cn Color Laser Printer with Built-in Network InterfaceBrother HL-4040cn Color Laser Printer with Built-in Network Interface

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-4040CN

 

Brother takes a major evolutionary step with the HL-4040CN: This is the first color laser designed by the company itself, rather than a rebranded model from another manufacturer. It's a decent first effort, offering good overall speed and print quality...

Low price ; excellent text quality, Excellent setup and documentation

Confusing control panel ; heavy weight, Not expandable

For this color laser printer, a sometimes-awkward design offsets good pricing, speed, and print quality.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Brother HL-4040cn

 

Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling colour laser printer for small offices or workgroups.

Great print quality, USB port for cameras and flash drives, Network-ready, Reprint, direct-print, and secure print features are useful

Black print speeds are on the slow side, Input paper capacity is not expandable, No optional duplexer available

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother HL-4040CN

 

The Brother HL-4040CN is the first printer built around the company's own color-laser engine.

Reasonably fast. High-quality text. Graphics and photo quality good enough for internal business use.

Colors are a little off in most photos. Paper tends to curl.

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May, 2007

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

Brother HL-4040cn review

 

The Brother HL-4040CN is a moderately priced single-function laser printer for workgroups or small offices. The $400 printer is network-ready and offers some interesting features, such as reprint and secure print, as well as great print quality. On the...

Great print quality; USB port for cameras and flash drives; network-ready; reprint, direct-print, and secure print features are useful.

Black print speeds are on the slow side; input paper capacity is not expandable; no optional duplexer available.

Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling color laser printer for small offices or workgroups.

May, 2007

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

Brother HL-4040CN Color Laser Printer

 

Fast color-printing speed ; excellent text quality ; PictBridge support ; easy setup, driver configuration

No duplex-printing option ; slight banding visible in some color photos ; slow monochrome-printing speed

A good-quality color laser for home and light business use, and cheap to operate if you buy the high-capacity toner cartridges.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (goodgearguide.com.au)

Brother HL-4040CN

 

For this colour laser printer, a sometimes-awkward design offsets good pricing, speed and print quality.

Low price, excellent text quality; excellent setup and documentation

Confusing control panel, heavy weight, not expandable

The HL-4040CN is designed to be, and is priced as, a low-end machine. Its only option is a networking add-on.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother HL-4040CN

 

This colour laser has some useful extras but does it do enough to impress Simon?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother HL-4040CN review

 

Brother's HL-4040 received four stars in What's New, Shopper 238, when it was launched last year.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (techadvisor.co.uk)

Brother HL-4040CN colour laser printer

 

The Brother HL-4040CN is the first colour laser printer designed by Brother itself, rather than a rebranded model from another manufacturer.

The inexpensive Brother HL-4040CN produces excellent text quality, is easy to set up and comes with helpful documentation, but it is incredibly heavy, has a confusing control panel and isn't expandable. A decent first colour laser printer from Brother.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (cnet.com.au)

Brother HL-4040cn

 

Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling colour laser printer for small offices or workgroups.

Great print quality ; USB port for cameras and flash drives ; Network-ready ; Reprint, direct-print, and secure print features are useful

Black print speeds are on the slow side ; Input paper capacity is not expandable ; No optional duplexer available

Brother backs the HL-4040CN with a one-year limited warranty. Brother's Web site has an FAQ database, downloads, and manuals.

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The HL-4040CN offers fast, brilliant color printing for your desktop or small office. Delivering outstanding print quality, the HL-4040CN makes it easy to produce high-impact color reports, brochures, and presentations right from your desktop, or, using its built-in front-panel USB Direct Interface, directly from a USB Flash Memory drive. And to keep your running cost low, this printer also features high capacity in-box and replacement toner cartridges.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

Display:LCD
Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.6in/18.7in
Height:12.5in
Weight:63.7lbs/64.2lbs
Width:16.5in

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):20
Power consumption (standby):20
Power consumption (typical):510

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:4040CDN/4040CN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Input Capacity

Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Standard input capacity:250

Memory

Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:512 / 576
Maximum memory:512 / 576

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network ready: Yes
Security algorithms:HTTPS, SSL/TLS
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6) / TCP/IP, IPP, IPPS, FTP, SMTP-AUTH, TELNET, SNMPv1, HTTP, TFTP, SMTP, APOP, LLTD
Type:Print server
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 90.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 90.5

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100Base-TX
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista\nMac OS X 10.2.4 +, 10.5\nLinux / Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Custom media sizes:(69.9 - 215.9mm) - (116 - 406.4mm)
Embedded web server: Yes
Emulations:PCL 6 / PCL6
Mac compatibility: Yes
N-in-1 function (N=):4, 9, 16, 25
Networking features:10/100Base-TX / Fast Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):20 - 80
Power consumption (active):85
Power Requirements:120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power supply type:AC

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B0
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):16 - 28 lbs. / 60 - 105 g/m2
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:16 - 28 / 60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper

Performance

Processor frequency:300

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Power

Power consumption (PowerSave):20
Power consumption (standby):20
Power consumption (typical):510

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: No
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:35000
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print technology:Laser
Recommended duty cycle:3000

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Direct print USB / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/Ethernet / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 6
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):21ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):21ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Printing

N-up printing:4, 9, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20 / 21
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20 / 21
Time to first page (black, normal):16
Time to first page (color, normal):17
Warm-up time:33

RAM

Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:576MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:54
Printing noise level:54
Standby acoustic emission:30

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 18.7 x 12.5
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.4 x 24.6 x 12.5 / 22.4 x 24.6 x 22.2
Package weight:1178.2 / 73.6
Weight:1026.5 / 64.2