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Brother HL-4050 Laser Printers

Brother HL-4050 Laser Printers
alaScore 75

24 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Brother HL-4050 Laser Printers. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and print quality. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the price.

usability, performance, print quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-4050 Laser Printers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Brother HL-4050 Laser Printers from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the performance. The usability is also appreciated. Views are divided on the price.

usability, performance

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-4050CDN High Speed Network Ready Colour Laser Printer with Automatic Duplex PrintingBrother HL-4050CDN High Speed Network Ready Colour Laser Printer with Automatic Duplex Printing

Mar, 2015

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Brother HL-4050CDN review


Brother's HL-4050CDN is a close relative of the HL-4040CN reviewed in What's New, Shopper 238.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: (

Brother - HL-4050CDN laser printer


For some years the three giants in the printer arena have been Epson, Canon and Hewlett Packard (with a certain amount of competition from Xerox and Lexmark) but more recently Brother has launched a concerted attempt ...

A fast, solid workhouse of a printer with USB flash drive, network capabilities and duplex as standard, thus being ideal for multi-page and multi-faceted presentations and documents.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: geirrosset (

Not for Mac


It says on the box and on the printer itself that it supports OS X. This is an overstatement. Postscript support is horrible. All the sheets come out curled and it is fairly slow with duplex, but not the slowest we've had. To sum up. If you're on a...

Can produce decent prints

Useless for Mac power users

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother HL-4050CDN


Easy set up. Excellent print quality

Spent 1hour removing 4 blemishes from black roller on the unused new drum that was leaving dots on paper. Troubleshooting instructions did explain clearly how to do this. Dissapionting for a new machine

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

The HL-4050CDN features an up to 21 page per minute print engine for both color and monochrome output and auto-duplex functionality. At this level of performance, users can concentrate on producing and delivering their work, rather than waiting for the critical output they need for their busy daily routines. But the HL-4050CDN speed does not come at the expense of print quality. It produces colorful, high resolution 2400 x 600 dpi output that results in razor sharp text and brilliant color quality to consistently produce professionally looking documents.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:PC / Mac
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7


Type: None


Type:Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Parallel / USB / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Direct print USB
Language Simulation:PostScript 3 / PCL 6
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Bond paper / Recycled paper
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:576MB


Type: None