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Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer

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. Opinions about the durability and print quality are generally positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the noise and size. There are some negative opinions about the connectivity and control panel.

performance, usability, price, print quality, durability

paper handling, control panel, connectivity

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. People really like the usability. The performance is also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, usability

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

Nov, 2017

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. Comments about the reliability and durability are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the noise.

price, usability, performance, durability, reliability

noise

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

Nov, 2017

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