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Brother HL-2240D Compact, Personal Laser Printer with Duplex

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and usability. The paper handling and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the multifunction and connectivity.

value for money, performance, paper handling, usability, reliability

noise, connectivity, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-2240D Compact, Personal Laser Printer with Duplex is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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New Laser Convert


Even if this printer was double the price, or triple, I'd still buy it. It's THAT worth it to me. I use it for school all the time. Print out all my papers on it, lab manuals, etc.

This is by far the best printer I've ever owned. I have it connected to my server in another room of my house ; It's true, I'm a new convert to laser printers. I used to use HP crapola inkjets, with their bloated drivers and insanely pricey and...

I don't get to watch my printer print things anymore - it's too fast. I can't make it to the other room in time to watch it print anymore ; Though, I suppose I /do/ sort of wish I had color printing abilities. But that comes at a SERIOUS increase in...

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Great printer


I use this printer at my business. It operates in a high heat, high humidity & very dirty environment. This environment has been death on many previous printers. The Brother HL-2240D has been absolutely flawless for me. I love the very easy to load...

Extremely reliable. Bullet proof paper tray. Long lasting toner cartridges. Holds up well in less than ideal printing conditions


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Works like a charm


Obviously, it's not a high-volume office printer. But for what it is, and how much it costs, you really can't do better. The included Toner is estimated for around 500 pages (if memory serves). Replacement toner is inexpensive. (TN420, good for ~1200...

It's small, cheap, fast, quiet, prints duplex, and holds ~300 pages

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Great no frills lasar printer


I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a decent reliable laser printer and at a rock bottom price. Great for college students.

I got tired of paying out the nose for inkjet cartridges and picked up this one for my college son and the 2270DW for myself. This is a great buy on a no frills laser printer that prints double sided as well. That saves me a ton of expensive paper...

a bit on the noisy side. Cartridges are expensive but just buy a toner refill kit for cheap. Only USB connection so it must be directly into your computer. You can't network this one with an IP address like the 2270DW I don't believe. It seems it...

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Worked great... at first


Small, duplex, inexpensive

Printer broke in four months. Cannot print duplex without getting a paper jam

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Beware first cartridge is a joke


This printer is does the job and has yet to jam on me. The cartridges are approx. $55

The first cartridge that comes with this printer is a joke. I barely got one package of paper (625 page ream) to kill the whole toner cartridge. Factor in the price that you are going to need to get a cartridge with this

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Good Fast Printer


It's been a great monochrome printer for a law student who prints many pages, much cheaper that inkjet printing.

Got it for a great price ; Fast and crisp printing ; Not very noisy (compared to inkjets) ; Small footprint

Not wireless ; Starter cartridge ; No usb cable included (I knew that from other reviews)

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can't be beat for home/home office


Really happy with this purchase.

Fast printing, crisp output, very easy to set up. And the duplex ability makes it easy to save paper by printing double-sided. All for a very reasonable price

Haven't found any

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Cheap thrills!


We have two college students who print out a lot of research articles, so what we really like is the cost savings of the toners' capacity vs. the cost of an equivalent amount of ink jet ink cartridges. This printer works just great, duplexes, is...

Low cost to acquire, and low cost to refill ; Almost no warm-up time ; Doesn't require special paper ; Extremely quick printing and duplexing

Monochrome only (but hey, we only need it for black and white) ; Some paper (not laser specific) comes out slightly less than flat, but is still acceptable ; Doesn't have scan capabilities (but hey, we knew that when we bought it). Not capable of...

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Brother Laser Printer


Buy an extended use cartridge

Literally prints out of the box, 5 minute setup, easy PC setup even for inexperienced that can follow simple directions