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Brother HL-2130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1646 reviews of Brother HL-2130. 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 are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the multifunction and noise.

performance, price, usability, size, design

noise, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-2130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL-2130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of Brother HL-2130 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 are impressed by the reliability and noise. The usability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the multifunction.

performance, price, usability, noise, reliability

multifunction

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-2130 Mono Laser PrinterBrother HL-2130 Mono Laser Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother HL-2130

 

Brother's entry-level mono laser printer provides many of the things people are looking for in a fast text printer. Can graphics print stand up?

Fast print for class, Linux driver link from setup app, 250-sheet paper tray and multi-purpose slot

Quite pricey to run, compared with rivals, Blotchy greyscale print, Hard to distinguish mid-grey tones

Sep, 2013

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Brother HL-2130 review

 

The Brother HL-2130 is a straightforward mono laser printer at a sub-£100 price, short on frills but relatively high on value.

The Brother HL-2130 isn’t rich in features, and its ability to print graphics is limited. However, if you’re after a straightforward text-churner, the Brother is fast and extremely effective. Given that it's available on the street for not much more...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A Mono Laser Printer : Brother HL-2130

 

As it had provided me with excellent service over a number of years, I was only too pleased to grant my laser printer a short break as I checked out a new arrival from Brother.

Taking up the bottom portion of this box is the paper input tray that can hold up to 250 sheets of paper. Positioned just above the paper tray is a second paper input option in the form of a wide mouth-like opening. This can be used when you need to...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Brother HL-2130 review

 

The Brother HL-2130 isn’t rich in features, and its ability to print graphics is limited. However, if you’re after a straightforward text-churner, the Brother is fast and extremely effective. Given that it’s available on the street for not much...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: 2011-06-21 20:08:44.297 (which.co.uk)

Very satisfied

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Chose this printer to replace a Samsung that also did well but was getting very creaky. I like that the paper is completely enclosed and does not stick out getting dusty. Bought it from Argos with a spare cartridge (not used yet).Like mijohn we had a...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: mijohn (which.co.uk)

I have the previous version of this printer - 2030 - it is great!

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I have had the previous version of this printer for so many years now that I have forgotten when I bought it. All that time it has sat on my desk, connected to my home network via Netgear printer server, and gets used 'as and when' by me and others who...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2130

 

Does exactly what is says

Drums do not last long and it is cheaper to buy a whole new machine than a new drum.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2130

 

Does exactly what is says

Drums do not last long and it is cheaper to buy a whole new machine than a new drum

May, 2014

Consumer review by: david (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2130

 

Easy to use and it works

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: david (reevoo.com)

Brother HL-2130

 

Easy to use and it works

None

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:White
Display:LED
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.8
Power consumption (standby):62
Power consumption (typical):421

Input Capacity

Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:1
Standard input capacity:250

Memory

Internal memory:8

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Network ready: No
Wi-Fi: No

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Custom media length:4.57 - 16
Custom media width:2.75 - 8.5
Envelopes sizes:B6
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:216 x 406.4 mm / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:216 x 406.4 mm / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper / Bond paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

Performance

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Processor frequency:200
Windows operating systems supported:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), FRE, ITA, JPN, SWE / 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:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.8
Power consumption (standby):62
Power consumption (typical):421

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: No
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser

Printing

N-up printing:2, 4, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Time to first page (black, normal):10
Warm-up time:7

Sound Emission

Print noise level:53
Printing noise level:53
Standby acoustic emission:31

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.2
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.5 x 14.2 x 7.2
Height:7.2
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 17.9 x 13
Package weight:17.6
Weight:0.212 / 14.8
Width:14.5