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Brother HL L8250 CDN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Brother HL L8250 CDN. 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 durability and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the multifunction and control panel.

usability, performance, price, size, durability

noise, paper handling, control panel, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL L8250 CDN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL L8250 CDN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Brother HL L8250 CDN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the reliability, and there are some mixed opinions about the print quality and noise.

performance, price, usability, durability, size

reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-L8250CDN A4 Laser Colour Printer + Full Set Of Brother Original TN321 TonersBrother HL-L8250CDN A4 Laser Colour Printer + Full Set Of Brother Original TN321 Toners

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL L8250 CDN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Brother HL L8250 CDN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and print quality. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size and control panel.

usability, performance, price, print quality, durability

noise, design, reliability, control panel, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer HLL8250CDN Color Printer with Networking and Duplex PrintingBrother Printer HLL8250CDN Color Printer with Networking and Duplex Printing

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother HL-L8250CDN

 

The Brother HL-L8250CDN color laser printer offers excellent speed and paper handling for a micro or small office.

Fast. Excellent paper handling for a micro or small office. Ethernet port.

Graphics and photos are both subpar for a color laser, although still suitable for most business use.

If you need good quality for photos and graphics as well as for text, you're better off with either the Editors' Choice Samsung CLP-415 for light to moderate use, or the Editors' Choice Xerox 6500/DN for more heavy-duty printing complete with...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother HL-L8250CDN

 

It's a fast network colour laser printer, but there are better choices than Brother's HL-L8250CDN

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother HL-L8250CDN

 

A fast colour laser with network support

50-sheet multi-purpose tray, Reasonable print costs, 2-line backlit LCD display

Substantial footprint, Blotchy LCD backlight, Loud when printing

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A Colour Laser : Brother HL-L8250CDN

 

No sooner do I complete a review of a Brother monochrome laser printer when another Brother product is delivered to my front door.

As part of its new range of colour laser printers, aimed at the SMB (Small Medium Business) market sector, Brother has released six specific models. My review sample is the entry level model known by the designation of HL-L8250CDN. This is a network...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Runaway (walmart.com)

slow print speed

 

I replaced an old brother with this one and I find it prints exceptionally slowly. No other complaints.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: anchorite (walmart.com)

Satisfied so far

 

Pros: can refill toner manually, is very fast, print quality is as good as our previous HP, did I mention you can refill toner manually? (That's why I went with a Brother brand printer.) Cons: once or twice I had to wake it up manually to print from...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Bfam (bestbuy.com)

Maybe

 

Purchase this printer thinking it would be great was upset due to how much color is for this I would recommend buying another printer before this one that's more efficient on printing

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: TGray (walmart.com)

Brother 8250

 

I bought this printer to replace a Brother HL 4040CDN which became sick. This printer cost as much as it would to fix the 4040. The 8250 printer works great right out of the box. Had no problems connecting it to the network. I find this printer to be...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: AndyHam (walmart.com)

Great Product

 

So far, it works very well and I have changed the black toner twice. Unfortunately found out that even if I did not use the colors, the printer still stops, signaling that the color toners are low. However, by resetting them it continues well... Will...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: JimAviation (walmart.com)

Happy Customer

 

I am so glad to be done with the ink-jet vampires. our new works perfectly and we will enjoy the savings for a long time to come. Great product, service and support.

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

Blue Angel certified: Yes
Certification:PTS
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Built-in display: Yes
Color of product:Black, White
Display:LCD
Display number of lines:2
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.9
Power consumption (PowerSave):7.5
Power consumption (standby):65
Power consumption (typical):520

Input Capacity

Maximum number of paper inputs:3
Maximum number of paper trays:3
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:2
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250

Memory

Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:384
Maximum memory:384

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Brother iPrint & Scan,Google Cloud Print
Network ready: Yes
Security algorithms:SMTP-AUTH, 802.1x RADIUS, EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MD5, PEAP, SSL/TLS
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS / NetBIOS, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR / LPD, Port/Port9100, IPP / IPPS, FTP Server, TELNET Server, HTTP / HTTPS server, TFTP client/server, SMTP Client, SNMPv1/v2c / v3, ICMP, CIFS Client, SNTP Client
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR / LP, Port/Port9100, IPP / IPPS, FTP Server, TELNET Server, HTTP / HTTPS server, TFTP client/server, SMTP Client, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 , ICMPv6, CIFS Client, SNTP Client
Web-based management: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100BaseTx
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
PCL fonts:66
PostScript fonts:66
Watermark printing: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Packaging Content

Bundled software:BRAdmin Light\nRAdmin Professional 3 Driver Deployment Wizard
Drivers included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
Duplex media weight:60 - 105
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum media length:14
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Thin paper, Bond paper, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Plain paper, Recycled paper, Thin paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

Performance

Built-in processor:SS1000
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Processor:SS1000
Processor family:Star Sapphire
Processor frequency:400
Processor model:SS1000
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
Windows operating systems supported:280.5

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 1.1, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (off):0.9
Power consumption (PowerSave):7.5
Power consumption (standby):65
Power consumption (typical):520

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:40000
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:500 - 3000
Standard printer languages:PCL 6, PostScript 3

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):14
Duplex print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):14
Duplex printing modes:Auto
N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):28
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):28
Secure printing: Yes
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Time to first page (color, normal):15
Warm-up time:29

Sound Emission

Noise level (quiet mode):51.1
Print noise level:53.5
Printing noise level:53.5
Standby acoustic emission:27.9

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.1
Height:12.3
Package depth:20.6
Package height:20.2
Package weight:55.6
Package width:23.6
Weight:48.3
Width:16.1