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Brother HL-5240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 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. Opinions about the size and reliability are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the multifunction and connectivity are mixed.

price, performance, usability, reliability, size

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.

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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. Reviews about the reliability and noise are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size. Some have doubts about the price.

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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

Nov, 2017

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. People are impressed by the noise and reliability. The usability and performance also get good reviews.

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)

Nov, 2017

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 are impressed by 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)

Nov, 2017

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.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

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

Design

Display: No

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

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (off):0.9
Power consumption (PowerSave):65
Power consumption (standby):80
Power consumption (typical):495 / 610

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

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:250 / 500
Standard input capacity:250

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Max Supported Memory:576MB
Maximum internal memory:512 / 8
Maximum memory:512 / 8
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

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Network ready: No
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP, ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, WINS/NetBIOS, LPR/LPD, Port9100, POP3/SMTP, SMBPrint, TELNET, SNMP, HTTP, TFTP
Type: None
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):10 - 32.5
Storage temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.5

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home Edition, XP Professional Edition, XP Professional x64 Edition, Server 2003, Server 2003 x64 Edition, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Windows 7\nMac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x / Windows 95 / 98 /Me & NT4.0 / 2000 / XP\nMac OS\nLinux\nDOS
DVD/CD printing: No
Emulations:PCL6, BR-Script 3 *3, IBM Pro-Printer XL, Epson FX-850
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:NC-2100p
Toner cartridge:TN-3130, TN-3170

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- PCL Printer Driver & BR Script 3 (PPD file)~ Windows 95 / 98 / Me, & NT4.0 / 2000 / XP\n- Brother Laser Driver ~ Mac 9.1-9.2, Mac OS X 10.2.4 ~\n- GDI Printer Driver\n- BR-Script 3 (PPD)\n- Interactive Help / Interactive Help
Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Custom media length:4.57 - 16
Custom media width:3 - 8.66
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
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):60 - 105 g/m2
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter / Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Plain paper, Pre-Printed
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

PC Connectivity

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

Performance

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Processor frequency:200 / 266
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (off):0.9
Power consumption (PowerSave):65
Power consumption (standby):80
Power consumption (typical):495 / 610

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: No
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200 / 2400 x 600
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black

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
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):24 / 28
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5
Warm-up time:18

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:528MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50 / 53
Printing noise level:50 / 53
Standby acoustic emission:30 / 31

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

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.5 x 14.2 x 7.2 / 14.6 x 15.1 x 9.69
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 17.9 x 13
Package weight:282.2
Weight:236.3 / 345.7