Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Brother HL-5340

Brother HL-5340
alaScore 81

303 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews of Brother HL-5340. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and paper handling are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, paper handling, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-5340 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 303 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 235 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 140 of 235 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (68)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL-5340

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Brother HL-5340 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and print quality are overall positive. Many are critical about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the noise.

price, print quality, usability

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser PrinterBrother Laser Drum Unit Page Life 25000pp [for HL-5340D/5350DN/5380DN] Ref DR3200 878716Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer Ref HL5340DZU1

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-5340

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Brother HL-5340 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People really like the size and paper handling. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the noise. Many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, performance, paper handling, size

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-5340D High Speed Laser Printer with DuplexNEW Hl5340D Duplex Laserpr Mono 32Ppm Usb Par - HL-5340D

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by:

Brother HL-5340D

 

At $200 street, the Brother HL-5340D may seem a bit pricey for a personal monochrome laser, but it delivers a lot for pricefast speed, reasonably high quality across the board, and good paper handling. That's enough so you might even consider it a...

Fast. Above-par graphics quality. Built-in duplexer standard. Small size

No network connector

The Brother HL-5340D delivers fast print speed, good paper handling, reasonably high-quality text, and better-quality graphics than most mono lasers.

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Brother HL-5340D review

 

Devices such as the Brother HL-5340D tend not to be overburdened with fancy features or with flimsy styling that's destined to lose lustre when faced with the everyday needs of office workers.

The Brother HL-5340D isn’t staggeringly sophisticated, but it still performs its job extremely well. It excels in most areas, and the low running costs and useful duplex feature will make it an extremely profitable purchase. You’ll have to buy the £230...

Recommended!

Expert review by:

Brother HL-5340D - Mono Laser

 

This Brother laser printer delivers speed and quality at a reasonable price.

The HL-5340D is a great, day-to-day workhorse of a printer for the home or small office and offers reliable printing at low-cost, from a machine which has a purchase price a good deal lower than some of its rivals. Its built-in duplex print is a useful...

Expert review by:

Brother HL-5340D printer review

 

The Brother HL-5340D isn’t staggeringly sophisticated, but it still performs its job extremely well. It excels in most areas, and the low running costs and useful duplex feature will make it an extremely profitable purchase. You’ll have to buy the...

Expert review by:

Brother HL-5340D

 

Superb output quality and low costs; an excellent all-rounder.

Consumer review by:

Great value for a personal laser

 

I'm on Mac OS and found setup very easy, instructions very clear. Had printer up and working in about 15 minutes. Auto-duplexing feature works great and I've printed several manuscripts so far without a glitch. I paid under 130 for this at a major...

Great value for the price; handles duplexing very well

There is a lot of criticism about the way this printer handles envelopes, but as I don't use that function I haven't tried it. Like many lasers it pulls a lot of power so I keep it turned off when not in use

Consumer review by:

Great value for a personal laser

 

I'm on Mac OS and found setup very easy, instructions very clear. Had printer up and working in about 15 minutes. Auto-duplexing feature works great and I've printed several manuscripts so far without a glitch.

Great value for the price; handles duplexing very well

There is a lot of criticism about the way this printer handles envelopes, but as I don't use that function I haven't tried it. Like many lasers it pulls a lot of power so I keep it turned off when not in use

Consumer review by:

Great value for a personal laser

 

I'm on Mac OS and found setup very easy, instructions very clear. Had printer up and working in about 15 minutes. Auto-duplexing feature works great and I've printed several manuscripts so far without a glitch. I paid under 130 for this at a major...

Great value for the price; handles duplexing very well

There is a lot of criticism about the way this printer handles envelopes, but as I don't use that function I haven't tried it. Like many lasers it pulls a lot of power so I keep it turned off when not in use

Consumer review by:

Satisfied after 6 months

 

Fast printing

Noisy at times

Consumer review by:

Brother 5340

 

IT has a fairly small foot print and is not heavy. If you need a fast laser printer for mainly text, this is the one for the job.

Easy setup with little assembly to do. Up to date drivers on CD. No problems installing drivers to XP; separate drive for Win 7. Wakes up quickly and first pages is out in about 7 seconds, the next pages come very quickly. Very quiet and no laser...

Starter toner go for about 3,000 copies. I wonder? Had trouble getting the half-tone set correctly. Color letters and diagrams print very lightly. I am still checking on a solution in the manual and may have to ask Brother

Product Specifications

The HL-5340D delivers high quality printed documents efficiently. With the built-in automatic duplex printing feature you can print both sides of the paper, which can contribute to reducing business costs and your carbon footprint.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.1in
Height:9.7in
Weight:20.9lbs
Width:14.6in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:5340D
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter / PCL 6/EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter / PCL 6 / BR-Script3
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):32ppm
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
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:528MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition