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Brother PT 1010

Brother PT 1010
alaScore 77

144 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Brother PT 1010. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, performance, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother PT 1010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Brother PT 1010


alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Brother PT 1010 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the durability and performance. Some have doubts about the reliability and price, and there are some mixed opinions about the size.

usability, performance, durability

price, reliability

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother PT-1010 Handheld labeler with Rubber grip

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: arrocharGeek (

Good Labels, Awkward Keyboard


I got this on a NewEgg deal for $9.99 free shipping, I got it as a second labeler to keep in my toolbox and I didn't want to spend a lot of money. Next time I need a P-Touch, I will spend more money for a better keyboard layout.

Brother makes great quality labels, this unit is no exception

Keyboard layout is 6 rows of 5 keys - NOT QWERTY ; This makes typing labels a bit of a headache, and it is not easy to make labels quickly

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: DCS (

brother PT-1010 Thermal Transfer 10 mm / sec. 180 dpi Portable Home and Office Labeler - Retail


They give out the labelers at a lose so you will buy their refills. Check out the prices of refills before buying.

Came free with a HDD. Works as advertised

I wish refills were cheaper

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Brother P-Touch


Easy set up, easy to use, excellent quality results

Little large considering the size of the tape. New tapes are expensive (but they last a while)

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: ME... (



none at this time, great price for 14 bucks, but went back up

Nice little labeler.... simple and effective

none so far.. other than not having a power cord

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great product


It's easy to use. It prints labels like a laser


May, 2009

Consumer review by: blaydese (

Great deal !


Thank goodness NewEgg ships to U.S. Military overseas APO AP boxes and fast for being in Japan. Love you NewEgg!

Cheap, writes on two lines, many different colors of labels you can buy for this, no power cord needed. Clear keyboard, many symbols, preview option, etc

Replacement tapes are expensive, but that is how they make their money, same as cell phones. No power cord, but hey at least they tell you what volts to buy or steal from another product to use, so go get a power cord and you're all set

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Needs expensive tape & batteries


It is cheap and fun

Needs a big power supply, or lots of AAA batteries ; It doesn't come with much label tape ; New label tape costs more than the printer

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Crosoden (

Good Product


As mentioned, lots of label waste after time, not sure what label cartridge costs as it came with a sample cartridge and I have not looked up what cartridges cost.

Very nice key layout, multiple fonts and sizes available. prints nice clear labels. Have used to label wall outlets, hard drive enclosures, price was very good as well as great Newegg shipping

Only comes with a sample label cartridge, not sure how many labels I can get on it. When printing labels, there is a gap of 1 inch before the text is printed and 1 inch after. So for every label you print you use an additional 2 inches of label that...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (



Cheap, small, great keyboard layout

Can't seem to shrink the margins up so not so much label is wasted, like another reviewer stated it prints 1inch b4 and after text. Waste of label if u ask me. Sample cartridge was also a con, but for the "special" price i got it at I can;t complain...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

brother PT-1010 Thermal Transfer 10 mm / sec. 180 dpi Portable Home and Office Labeler - Retail


Have contacted Brother, but they have not yet responded.

Good features and price

Dead on arrival. Costs more to ship it back for an exchange. Local authorized service center refused to fix it claiming that it was not worth their effort

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

The PT-1010 is a portable electronic labeller featuring separate keypads - one numerical and one alphabetical, making data entry so much easier. The PT-1010 is easy to use and versatile. It has a large 12-character LCD display, ABC and 123-style keyboard and is powered by adaptor (optional) or batteries. You can choose from five type sizes, nine type styles, underline and framing options and the flexibility of printing up to 2 lines of text.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother P-Touch


Type: None


Type: None


Form Factor:Handheld
Max H-Resolution B/W:180dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (0.47 in)
Max Printing Speed:23.6inch/min
Media Type:Flexible tape / Iron-on tape / Laminated labels / Non-laminated tape
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Thermal transfer


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty