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Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1051 reviews of Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer. 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. Views about the paper handling and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the noise, while some have doubts about the control panel.

performance, price, usability, reliability, paper handling

control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer 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-5250 Series Laser Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and size. The price and noise also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, noise, price, size, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL5250DN Automatic Duplex Network PrinterBrother HL5250DN Automatic Duplex Network Printer

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 778 user reviews of Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer 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. Opinions about the print quality and paper handling are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the noise. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, paper handling, print quality

noise

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-5250DN Refurbished Network Ready Laser Printer with DuplexBrother TN-580 (TN580) Compatible Toner Cartridge for use with Brother DCP-8060, DCP-8065DN, HL-5240, HL-5250DN, HL-5250DNT, HL-5280DW, MFC-8460N, MFCBrother LT5300 (250 Pg) Lower tray for HL-5200 Series Printers - Retail Packaging

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-5250DN

 

Brother's network-enabled small-office laser has it all.

With fast printing, quality output, easy networking, and a built-in duplexer, the Brother HL-5250DN would be a great choice for a small office.

Feb, 2006
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Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-5250DN Printer

 

Brother has another winner on its hands with the HL-5250DN. Its low price tag and compact footprint make it a good fit for the tight budgets and crowded workspaces of many small offices. Yet this attractive monochrome laser also produces top output...

Fast printing ; Quality Output

Optional 250-sheet paper trays cost $200

In our speed tests, the HL-5250DN printed text at 21.6 pages per minute, which is competitive with lasers costing several times as much. At 9.6 ppm, graphics also emerged faster from the HL-5250DN than from the other models we tested this month

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-5250DN Laser Printer (30 PPM, 1200x1200 DPI, B/W, 32MB, PC/Mac)

 

Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Fast printing ; Quality Output

Optional 250-sheet paper trays cost $200

Fast printing, fine output quality, and a built-in duplexer make this networked laser a great value for the money.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Brother HL-5250DN

 

If you're in the market for a monochrome laser to act as the workhorse of your small office—or if you have heavy-duty personal printing needs—be sure to look at the Brother HL-5250DN ($250 street). It's small enough—9.7 by 14.6 by 15.1 inches (HWD) and...

Compact size. Fast performance. Excellent text and good graphics. Ethernet connection

Photo quality just fair

The Brother HL-5250DN is a very good choice for heavy-duty use in a home office or as a shared printer in a small office.

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

With fast printing, quality output, easy networking, and a built-in duplexer, the Brother HL-5250DN would be a great choice for a small office.

Fast printing, quality output

Optional 250-sheet paper trays costs extra

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Brother HL-5250DN mono laser printer

 

The Brother HL-5250DN network-enabled small-office laser printer has it all.

With fast printing, quality output, easy networking, and a built-in duplexer, the Brother HL-5250DN would be a great choice for a small office.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Brother HL-5250DN mono laser printer

 

With fast printing, quality output, easy networking, and a built-in duplexer, the Brother HL-5250DN would be a great choice for a small office.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: newrock (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-5250DN Laser Printer (30 PPM, 1200x1200 DPI, B/W, 32MB, PC/Mac)

 

Such a great printer I bought one for my son. With its performance at 1200x1200 quality, I wonder if it will ever die. I'm not sure I will ever need to buy another laser printer.

Dependable, reliable, fast, quiet, great text and graphics, handles 28# paper

None, really

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: sdt410 (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-5250DN Laser Printer (30 PPM, 1200x1200 DPI, B/W, 32MB, PC/Mac)

 

I had a previous Brother printer which I used for seven years, so I looked at Brother when it came time to replace it. This model had good reviews, and I expected it to be good to go out of the box. Envelopes loaded in the multi-purpose tray came out...

speed of printing, quality of printing

front-line support personnel and documentation, especially how to print envelopes from the multi-purpose tray

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-5250DN Laser Printer (30 PPM, 1200x1200 DPI, B/W, 32MB, PC/Mac)

 

It's a budget unit not well suited to anything but the smallest of offices. The cheap build quality would not survive a workgroup scenario. That said, it has been great in our installation, serving 3 users with very light printing requirements. I do...

Quick prints and a duplex function for a budget installation

Cheaply built, bordering on flimsy. Not something that you want an entire office messing with

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Desktop users and small connected workgroups will find the HL-5250DN a flexible solution to their monochrome laser printing needs. This reliable laser printer features excellent paper handling with its built-in duplex capability for two-sided printing and very expandable paper input capacity. For users concerned with connectivity, this printer offers all the usual connection choices as well as a built-in Ethernet network interface to allow network printer sharing. Small connected workgroups and performance desktop users will be amazed at the versatility and affordability of the HL-5250DN.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.1in
Height:13.7in/9.7in
Weight:21.6lbs/26.9lbs
Width:14.6in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Switzerland
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:5250DN/5250DNT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Refurbished:Refurbished
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / 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)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):28ppm/30ppm
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/550sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:544MB

Scanner

Type: None

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