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Brother HL 5270DN

Brother HL 5270DN
alaScore 81

9 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Brother HL 5270DN. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. The price and performance also get good feedback.

performance, price, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL 5270DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Brother HL-5270DN


Looking for an affordable, cheap to run mono laser? Brother has the perfect machine.

Feb, 2011

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It is everything my little home network needs. It is zippy with all the features of the much bigger and more expensive network printers. Duplex printing is quick and very convenient feature.

Oct, 2006

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The LCD-paneled laser printer helps us know what's the page number being printed, how many have been already printed, and the remaining one's too. I call this Brother laser printer a de-facto for fast monochrome printing.

Featuring the unique technology, the HL-5270DN mono laser printer is more than equipped to handle our company's printing needs. Since were on a network, it easily interfaces with a 10/100 Ethernet connection. Not only that: it can print 28 pages a...

Not sure if this would work out with Linux. Most likely, we hope it does.

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

The HL-5200 Series represents the new line of monochrome laser printers. Setting a new competitive standard for their class, these new models deliver a number of advantages to Brother's award-winning monochrome laser printers with fast up to 30PPM print speeds, higher print quality, and more expandable paper input capacity. This model offers maximum flexibility for small workgroups. Sharing the same print speed, resolution, and paper handling capabilities as the HL-5250DN, this model also includes: built-in 802.11b/g wireless interface with SecureEasySetup; built-in Ethernet network interface; 3-color LCD display to easily view status, and change printer settings.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):9
Power consumption (standby):80


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Germany/Switzerland
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Input Capacity

Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Standard input capacity:250


Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:544
Maximum memory:544


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


Type: None


Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):IPv4, IPv6
Type:Print server

Other Features

Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Power consumption (active):610

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

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:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies


Processor frequency:266


Power consumption (PowerSave):9
Power consumption (standby):80

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser


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) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):28ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):28
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5


Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:544MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /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

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.5 x 15.1 x 10.2