Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Brother HL-5250 Series Laser Printer

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. Comments about the paper handling and reliability are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the control panel. There are some mixed comments about the noise.

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 458 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 417 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 238 of 417 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (40)

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. Reviews about the usability and size are overall positive. The price and noise also get good reviews, but many are critical about the reliability.

performance, noise, price, size, usability

reliability

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

Dec, 2017

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. Reviews about the paper handling and reliability are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the noise.

performance, price, usability, reliability, paper handling

noise

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

Dec, 2017

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