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Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer

Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer
alaScore 82

458 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 458 reviews of Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer. 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.

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 82/100 = Very 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 21 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.

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

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 user reviews of Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer 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.

91% 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 HL-5250DN Refurbished Network Ready Laser Printer with Duplex

Feb, 2018

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

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: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother HL-5250DN

 

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.

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

Photo quality just fair.

Don't miss the Brother HL-5250DN's Ratings and Test Results.

Dec, 2005

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 (techadvisor.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: N/A (newegg.com)

Cheap

 

Very modest print quality; prone to black spots. Network interface occasionally becomes confused about whether you're talking to it. Duplex setting in driver is not retained, and it duplex-prints even when the second page is blank.

Cheap. Low cost. You won't pay much for it

You get as little as you pay for

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Giro (newegg.com)

Excellent printer

 

Fast to print first page even when sleeping/off on network. Sharp printouts, good toner yield, reasonably low cost/page ; Love duplexing function ; One of the best home/smal business printer quality/cost wise

None

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Andrew (newegg.com)

Great for a while

 

This was a home printer, and never printed more than a few dozen pages a week. After six months, it refused to turn on or show any signs of life. I called brother tech support (which was friendly) only to find that there was no "over the phone"...

Worked great over my (wired & wireless) home network ; Worked great with my iMac and a windows notebook ; Duplex worked well ; Very simple setup

After six months, it wouldn't turn on anymore ; Manufacturer didn't stand behind its product

Oct, 2009

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.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):5
Power consumption (PowerSave):9
Power consumption (standby):75 / 80

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

Input Capacity

Input capacity (tray 2):250
Maximum input capacity:300
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Standard input capacity:250 / 500

Memory

Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:512 / 544
Maximum memory:512 / 544

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), ICMP, WINS/NetBIOS, DNS, mDNS, LPR/LPD, Port9100, IPP, SMB Print, FTP, SNMP, HTTP, TELNET, SMTP, TFTP
Type:Print server

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 90.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 90.5

Other Features

Additional paper trays:1x 250 sheet / 2 x 250 sheet
Compatible operating systems:Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000 Professional/XP Home Edition/XP Professional\nMac OS 9.1 - 9.2, Mac OS X 10.2.4+ / Windows Vista, XP Home/professional, 2000, 95/98 /Me/NT 4.0\nMac OS 9.1 - 9.2, Mac OS X 10.2.4+ / Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Duplex print options:13ppm
Embedded web server: Yes
Emulations:Br-Script 3, PCL, Epson FX-850, IBM ProPrinter XL
Fonts included:66 + 11 barcodes
I/O ports:IEEE 1284,\nUSB 2.0,\nEthernet. / IEEE 1294\nUSB 2.0
Internal modem: No
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet 10/100BaseTx
Power consumption (active):460 / 610
Power Requirements:AC 120 V 50/60 Hz
Printer management:BRAdmin Professional, Web BRAdmin, BRAdmin Light
Standard input trays:250-sheet Standard, 50-sheet Multi Purpose / MP lade, Lade 1
Typefaces:PCL: 78, BR-Script 3: 66

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:150
Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

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 size (tray 1):A4, A5, A6, B5, B6
Media types supported:A4, Letter, B5 (ISO), A5, B6, A6, B6, Exe
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 105 g/m2
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 160
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies

Performance

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor:NEC VR5500
Processor frequency:266
Processor model:NEC VR5500

Power

Power consumption (off):5
Power consumption (PowerSave):9
Power consumption (standby):75 / 80

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:20000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3

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

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):28 / 30
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:544MB

Scanner

Type: None

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50 / 53
Printing noise level:50 / 53
Standby acoustic emission:27 / 30

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):14.6 x 15.1 x 13.7 / 14.6 x 15.1 x 9.69
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.1 x 19.3 x 18.1
Package weight:25.1 / 401.4
Weight:21.6 / 26.9 / 345.7