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Brother HL-5240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 589 reviews of Brother HL-5240. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas there are some critical reviews about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the multifunction and noise.

price, performance, usability, reliability, size

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-5240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL-5240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Brother HL-5240 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and noise. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price. Comments are divided on the size.

usability, performance, noise, reliability

price

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL5240 High Performance Laser PrinterBrother HL5240 High Performance Laser Printer

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-5240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 user reviews of Brother HL-5240 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Opinions about the noise and reliability are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good views.

price, performance, usability, reliability, noise

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL2230 Monochrome Laser Printer (HL2230)Brother HL2230 Monochrome Laser Printer (HL2230)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brother HL-5240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother HL-5240 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. People really like the print quality.

print quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother Hl2230 Monochrome Laser Printer (Hl2230)Brother Hl2230 Monochrome Laser Printer (Hl2230)

Sep, 2016

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (pcauthority.com.au)

Brother HL-5240

 

An uncompromising monochrome laser that gets the job done with speed and precision.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: david b. (newegg.com)

Great for small biz

 

I've printed thousands of pages and mailing labels over 4 years with this printer and it's still running great.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Thomas K. (newegg.com)

Great Printer

 

I had bought many ink jet printers in the past and they were all bad. They would always gum up and the mechanical parts would fail and cause lines in the printout where no ink would go. I ended up throwing them out after one change of ink cartridges....

This printer is all pros. This printer always prints fast and reliably. The paper tray will fit half a ream of paper just like the specifications say. I don't print much (this is my personal printer) but the initial toner cartridge has lasted me over a...

None.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: PaulDay (tigerdirect.com)

Great Printer not expensive

 

I use this at home a few months ago and until now i don't have any problem with it. I use win7 x64. Install it was so easy and the quality for me is good for the price. I recommend This deal.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: HJCowen (tigerdirect.com)

Sorry I must be the unlucky one.

 

Everybody else seems to have a good experience with this printer, they must have never owned a good laser printer to compare it to. Ignorance is bliss.1. Loud.2. Toner cartridges are fixed to stop working after a set number of copies, don't matter if...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Yay ! it works (newegg.com)

Overall a C+ Printer

 

Wonder who came up with the brand name, Brother ? really?

Right size, not too bulky, works OK... I mean OK. not great, but OK

Toner runs out super quickly, maybe all model are like this nowadays. very loud when it print

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Kuan H. (newegg.com)

Overall a C+ Printer

 

Wonder who came up with the brand name, Brother ? really?

Right size, not too bulky, works OK... I mean OK. not great, but OK.

Toner runs out super quickly, maybe all model are like this nowadays. very loud when it print.

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Thomas C. (newegg.com)

Brother HL - 2230

 

Just make sure to install drivers for it from the website since they have been updated or will have u uninstall them if you use the CD first.

This works great. Cant beat the Newegg price! Faster than the laser printers at work

none

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Not bad for basic tasks

 

How expensive could it possible by to include a basic 6ft USB cable?!

I've had this printer without a single problem for almost 2 years. It mostly prints receipts. The time to first page isn't horrible and the quality is very nice unless you're printing photos. The toner is very cheap as well.

It'd be nice if the paper tray was a bit larger but at least it keeps the printer size mall. Every time I send a print job, it's like the printer sprays toner into the air and it smells awful. I would recommend using this printer in a small area with...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael P. (newegg.com)

No surprises (follow up)

 

I like it.

Works as advrtised.

None,

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Built for reliable day-in and day-out laser printing, the HL-5240 is a printing workhorse. With an extensive list of standard features, this printer is ideal for both office and graphics applications. With an expandable paper input capacity, including a fold-down multi-purpose tray for envelopes and letterhead, the HL-5240 is an outstanding choice for desktop business laser printing.

Consumable

Consumable Type:Drum kit

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
First Copy Out Time B/W:21sec
First Copy Out Time Color:23sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:16ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:16ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.1in/19.2in
Height:19in/9.7in
Weight:20.9lbs/72.3lbs
Width:14.6in/17in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 16 in
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

General

Consumable Subcategory:Maintenance supplies and parts
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits
Technology:Laser/LED

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Germany/Ireland / United Kingdom/Switzerland
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:3100/5240/9040CN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP/Brother DR/Brother HL

Memory

Max Supported Memory:576MB
Standard Memory:64MB

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Refurbished:Refurbished
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter / PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):28ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 600 dpi

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:528MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition