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Brother HL 5380DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Brother HL 5380DN. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the usability and paper handling. The reliability and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the noise.

price, performance, reliability, paper handling, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL 5380DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother HL 5380DN from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the price. The design is also mentioned favorably.

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This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-5380DN, HL5380DNZU1Brother HL-5380DN, HL5380DNZU1

Jun, 2018

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Brother HL-5380DN


A printer that's ready to work for you

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Brother HL-5380DN


Brother's HL-5380DN is a small, economical, mono laser printer, with a higher turn of speed than many in the same price bracket.

Secure print with PIN entry, Tri-colour LED display backlight, Duplex print as standard

Comparatively noisy, Unusually light print, No wireless connection or option

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Brother HL-5380DN review


As an office mono laser printer, the Brother HL-5380DN is a very cost-effective solution.

The Brother is a serious-minded printer for those who like their options. It’s not pretty, and its output is a little on the light side. Given the availability of the inferior but still good Kyocera Mita FS-1320D for around £160, this printer does need...

Jan, 2012

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Brother - HL-5380DN


While All-in-One printers have become increasingly popular at a time when budgets have been slashed in the 'credit crunch' environment, there's still a huge number of small to medium sized businesses, as well as home consumers, ...

Yet another in Brother's efficient succession of mono laser printers that unassumingly gets on with the job of swiftly and effectively producing high quality documents, now with the added bonus of duplex as standard.

May, 2009

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Brother HL-5380DN


Excellent quality and speed for the price

Had a bit of trouble with W7 & xp & USB2 compatability, but a few reboots later, and it worked like a dream.

Nov, 2010

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Brother HL-5380DN


Excellent quality and speed for the price

Had a bit of trouble with W7 & xp & USB2 compatability, but a few reboots later, and it worked like a dream

Oct, 2010

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Brother HL-5380DN


Excellant value for money network Laser Jet printer

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May, 2010

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Brother HL-5380DN


Easy to use, reliable, excellent duplex options.

Toner is too expensive.

Nov, 2009

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Brother HL-5380DN


Fanatastic next day business warranty came free - regstration was a a bit of a faf! Double sided - no jams (yet) - completed some heavy jobs (3 months in) - RELIABILITY CONNECTIVITY - VERSATILITY (E.G. it feeds oversized word/adobe docs through the...

Toner costs A box (but who cares when it can handle what you hrow at it!!)

Nov, 2009

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Brother HL-5380DN


Fast and unfussy printer that would be even nicer if it were a bit less bulky

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Grey

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (PowerSave):6
Power consumption (standby):75
Power consumption (typical):675

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:800
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:250 / 800


Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:544
Maximum memory:544
Memory slots:1


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, WINS / NetBIOS, LPR / LPD, Port9100, POP3/SMTP, SMB Print, TELNET, SNMP, HTTP, TFTP, NetBEUI
Supported network protocols (IPv6):ICMPv6, NDP DNS, mDNS, LPR / LPD, Port9100, IPP, FTP, SNMP, HTTP, Telnet, SMTP, TFTP
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista/2003/2008\nMac OS X 10.3.9\nLinux\nDOS
Emulations:PCL 6, PostScript 3, Epson FX-850, XL IBM
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Standard input trays:3

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Custom media length:4.57 - 16
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Letter / Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper / Bond paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105


Built-in processor:NEC VR5500
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Processor:NEC VR5500
Processor frequency:300
Processor model:NEC VR5500
Server operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows SBS 2011 Standard, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, Parallel, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (PowerSave):6
Power consumption (standby):75
Power consumption (typical):675

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6 / PCL 6, PostScript 3


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):13 / 6.5
N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5
Warm-up time:18

Sound Emission

Print noise level:54 / 54, 53
Printing noise level:54 / 54, 53
Standby acoustic emission:27 / 35

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.472 x 15.118 x 18.071 / 15.5 x 10.2 x 15.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.1 x 19.7 x 17.9
Package weight:0.423
Weight:21.8 / 31.967