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Brother HL-6180DW

Brother HL-6180DW
alaScore 85

86 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Brother HL-6180DW. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the print quality and size. The price and performance also get good opinions, but opinions about the reliability and noise are mixed.

usability, performance, price, size, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-6180DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother HL-6180DW from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother HL-6180DW A4 Mono Laser Printer

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Brother HL-6180DW from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother Printer HL6180DWT Wireless Monochrome Printer

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Brother HL-6180DW


Although you wouldn't guess it from the model number, the Brother HL-6180DW $229.06 at Amazon is best understood as a heavier-duty version of the Editors' Choice Brother HL-5450DN $191.20 at Amazon that I recently reviewed. It adds Wi-Fi and a few...

Duplexer and 550-sheet capacity standard, 1,050-sheet maximum. Low running cost. Ethernet. Wi-Fi.

Although acceptably fast for the price, it's slower than you might expect for the rated engine speed.

The Brother HL-6180DW monochrome laser printer's balance of speed, paper handing, and running cost makes it a good fit for heavy-duty printing in a micro or small office or workgroup.


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Brother HL-6180dw Review: Less Frills, More Skills


Check out our full review of the no nonsense single function monochrome Brother HL-6180dw, packing plenty of business features into a low cost, compact footprint!

Print speeds ; Print quality ; Wireless connectivity

1-line display ; No front side USB

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Brother HL-6180DW review


Installing the HL-6180DW is easy, but you'll need to use USB or ethernet briefly during the Wi-Fi installation process if you don't have a WPS router. The software (what little is required) is excellent, and Brother one of the few vendors to have...

The HL-6180DW is a good buy for a small workgroup that prints perhaps a thousand pages a month. It offers USB, ethernet, and Wi-Fi compatibility; good quality output; and super-affordable toner. That said, an upgraded control panel would heighten the...

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Brother HL-5470DW review


Most of the printers we review are designed for reasonably light use in the home or a study, but Brother's HL-5470DW wireless network mono laser is aimed at small businesses or a small workgroup in a larger business. As such it's faster than an...

A solid choice for a small business or workgroup, but Samsung's cheaper ML-3710ND performs just as well

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Brother HL 5470dw


I have installed 5 or 6 of these and have not had a problem yet. the toner is very affordable as well


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Horrible Support


I have been buying several of these to replace aging printers in my office, this one is the first one to break. The "teeth" on the paper tray broke and causes a very loud grinding noise, I contacted Brother and told them the printer is offsite and I...

Does what its supposed to do, easy install

Worst customer support I have experienced

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Great but short Lifespan


Bottom line is although I am a little bummed over the limited lifespan - I am still buying another one. Of course my new printed is coming from New Egg . I have been dealing with them for many years and they always get an A++.

Overall excellent printer. Print quality is acceptable. Paper handling is outstanding - I actually have the DWT and price for consumables is very reasonable until you have reached the 100,000 copies mark

I am somewhat disappointed that my printer is showing I will soon have to replace the fuser and laser unit after only 100k copies. Although I ; actually could probably do this, a check around the internet for price for the components says it does not...

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Terrible Product, Terrible Support (IT Manager - 200+employees)


I won't be using any more Brother products from here on. It's a no wonder the larger more expensive printer companies beat out companies like Brother. While they're product is more expensive upfront, the reliability and service quality more than make...

When they work, they do an okay job

I have a dozen of these units in my company, they perform light to medium duty printing. To date, just about every single one has had incredible issues ranging from faulty drums to pickup rollers, to fusers. Brother support is trashy and insulting

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Good but bad


I've always liked Brother products but lately it seems they have issues with feature sets. You would think a high speed printer would have certain features (like toner continue) but some don't and yet the lower priced-slower ones do?? Umm.. Ok,...

Fast printing, cheaper supplies than competitors, fairly quiet, easy to setup

After printing about 50-60 pages it will go into 'cooling down' mode and the prtiner will stop printing and chill for about 5-7 minutes before it will start printing again. If you need a continuous printing machine, this is not it

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Another fatal problem


I have had more than one of the newer black Brothers break a few months after beginning to use them, and it was light use at that. I miss the old HL-1440's, which were troublesome but RELIABLE. I discarded my last two 1440's reluctantly after 8 years...

Initially a very well performing printer all around, similar to the hl-2470dw but faster but with both greater paper storage and larger toners

After several months of light use, at the very end of the original cartridge's life, the 5470 began to print with a long distortion down the length of the paper that smeared the toner and actually crinkled the paper when I printed duplex. After I...