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Brother HL-6050 Laser Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Brother HL-6050 Laser Printer. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the noise and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-6050 Laser Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Brother HL-6050 Laser Printer from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the usability and durability are generally positive. The size and price are also appreciated.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-6050DN Network Laser PrinterBrother HL-6050DN Network Laser Printer

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jeffrey Fuchs (

Brother HL-6050 printer review


Brother HL-6050D The Brother HL-6050D, built for a small to medium-size office, hurries to print your laser pages, holds one ream of paper, makes double-sided prints, and offers a model with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. It provides twice the paper capacity and...

Speedy; two-sided printing; ample paper capacity; expandable memory; Windows, Mac, and DOS compatible.

Drab design and fair graphics quality.

The HL-6050D is a reasonably priced option for a growing business.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (

Brother HL-6050DN Laser Printer


For a networked workgroup printer, the Brother HL-5060DN is remarkably compact--and affordably priced at $650. Its double-sided printing can lower paper costs and reduce the bulkiness of your larger documents. But its print speed may not be fast enough...

The control panel's backlit LCD display simplified navigating the menus, even in a darkened corner of the PC World Test Center. Administrators will like the set of printer management utilities, including those accessed from your Web browser

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Brother HL-6050D Mono Laser Printer


Another solid laser printer that's ideal for the small office or department.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Simon Williams (

Brother HL-6050D


We take a look at a sensibly priced, mid-range, network ready and duplexer equipped workgroup printer.

This is a functional workgroup laser printer which is quick, cheap to run and produces good text and graphics. It takes a while to warm up from sleep mode and has no walk-up print facility, but these are the only two negatives on what is otherwise a...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: PCQ Bureau (

Brother HL-6050DN


This printer has very good printer management functions and a low price per copy, which make it a very attractive buy for medium sized workgroups having moderate printing requirements. The printer comes with a built-in print server and boasts of

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: jiho (

value workhorse


This thing has been around for several years. CF card slot is unique. Hi-Speed USB doesn't seem any faster than parallel port. Thinks it's out of toner before it is, but it'll print if you don't mind punching Go over and over and over.

Great value for the features. Excellent print quality, including PostScript graphics. High fuser temperature means toner is cheap. Very well-built. Control panel very useful. Documentation available for its language emulations

High fuser temperature crumples envelopes, and with duplexer often wrinkles 20lb paper (and input tray doesn't hold all 500 24lb sheets). I have to order toner, none in local stores

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Minhle200 (

good printer, a little pricey


good printer, a little pricey

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: ashpal127 (

"Name says everything"


"Name says everything" No wonder the quality of the printout is amazing !!

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: opinionated3 (

Brother HL-6050 Laser Printer


Home printing has come a long ways since the days of the dot matrix printers. When my wife and I first bought our very first computer back in 1987, we bought a printer along with it. It wasn't fancy, a very low end Epson dot matrix printer, but it ...

Great print quality, compact size and fast print speed


Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: cshsia (

Solid printer that handles its job with ease!


Speed, efficiency, excellent value

Small screen, toner life solid but not great

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

The Brother HL-6050 series has been designed to manage the printing demands of the corporate office and to produce outstanding performance not just some days, but every day. The high-speed output of 24ppm is impressive by any standards, as is the paper capacity of up to 1100 sheets when an optional lower tray is included. The standard memory of 32MB is expandable up to 160MB, giving excellent work capability. And to add to your printing flexibility, duplex printing and full network connectivity are available with this range of printers, dependant on choice of machine. Yet despite its remarkable abilities, the HL-6050 series remains simple and easy to operate with the reliability that you expect from Brother. The obvious choice for the professional. Whichever model you choose from the HL-6050 range you can be sure of reliable performance, day in day out. The control panel is simplicity itself and comes complete with a three-color backlit LCD that gives instant status recognition to keep downtime to a minimum. The low power consumption and the long life you can expect from Brother supplies are sure to keep the finance department happy.

Dimensions & Weight



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


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:None/Print server

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB/Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter / PCL 6 / PostScript 3/EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter III XL / IBM ProPrinter XL24 / PCL 6 / PostScript 3/EPSON FX / 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)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):24ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Foil paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:600sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer


Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:160MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 - 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Linux / Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.6 - 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/XP