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Brother HL-5240

Brother HL-5240
alaScore 79

667 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 667 reviews of Brother HL-5240. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and noise. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the multifunction.

price, performance, usability, noise, reliability

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 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Brother HL-5240 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and noise. The performance and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the size. There are some less positive comments about the price.

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 PrinterBrother HL-5240L Mono Laser Printer 16MB 1200 x 120dpi 24ppm - 250 Sheets

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-5240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 user reviews of Brother HL-5240 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and noise. The usability and performance also get good reviews.

price, performance, usability, noise, reliability

87% 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 Printer HL2230 Monochrome PrinterBrother HL2230 Monochrome Laser Printer (HL2230)

Aug, 2015

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
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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: Chet (tigerdirect.com)

Great printer for the price

 

easy setup, great quality of prints, fast & seems well made, use it in small business environment and works great

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: dogman (tigerdirect.com)

Well worth the money

 

I've had a Brother HL-1240 for years and it served me well. This HL-2230 is outstanding.As a basic printer the features are few but the output and speed well exceed the product description.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: dabo (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent printer

 

Good for home use.Easy to set up and works with windows 8.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: dabo (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent printer

 

Good for home use.Easy to set up and works with windows 8.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: homeoffice, (tigerdirect.com)

best money spent

 

love it great quality printing

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: homeoffice (tigerdirect.com)

best money spent

 

love it great quality printing

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: harry (jr.com)

noisy and slow to start printing

 

printing quality is very good, the printer comes with a small toner about 200 pages, so you have to buy a new toner with the printer, the machine is slow, takes long to start printing, it is noisy... would go for the HP rather than Brother

Sharp Detail

Noisy Slow

Oct, 2012

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

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