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Brother HL-5470DWT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews of Brother HL-5470DWT. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and noise. The price and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the paper handling, while there are some negative comments about the durability and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-5470DWT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Brother HL-5470DWT from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the size and noise. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the paper handling and durability. There are some negative reviews about the design and reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother High-Speed Monochrome Laser Printer with Wireless Networking, Duplex and Dual Paper Trays (HL5470DWT)Brother High-Speed Monochrome Laser Printer with Wireless Networking, Duplex and Dual Paper Trays (HL5470DWT)

Jun, 2018

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First Printer Disappointment


Newegg did an EXCEPTIONAL job with setting up a return of these printers AS WELL as the additonal toner cartridges we purchased. We are pleased with their handling of this issue that we see no reason to shop elsewhere for additional printers in the...

Sadly enough, never got the chance

I would not purchase this printer first of all. We purchase roughly 40 - 50 printers a year and are familiar with the process. We purchased two of these models and unboxed both of them as well as the additional paper trays which came included. Followed...

May, 2014

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Fast setup and printing


This printer is a fast setup and printing. It is used in a small office with a lot of printing. The two draws is great for holding checks in one and the other for plain paper. Duplexing is a plus in saving money.

Feb, 2016

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Adequate for our needs


This is a great printer for the purpose that we purchased it for. We print all of our invoices off of this printer and it is able to sufficiently keep up.

Jan, 2016

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Extremely Happy


The printer was easy to setup. It's very fast and the printing quality is excellent.

Jan, 2016

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How did I live without a Dual Tray ?


Most of the print jobs require legal and letter size paper, therefore, just the time (and headache) of changing the paper in the OLD single file laser printer caused me to ask: "How did I live without a dual tray?".... A great machine...the only...

Dec, 2015

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Brother Laser


This is a well performing laser printer. The print quality and speed are excellent. It is a little noisy when the rollers pick up and transport the paper.

Nov, 2015

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Brothe HL-5470dw


Appears to be a solid printer, fast printout, and fairly quiet operation. I have had a problem with the printer reading the second paper tray, still trying to make this work properly.

Nov, 2015

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happy but having a few issues


The machine is fast and prints well. The toner only lasted 1 month not sure if it was a starter toner and not full but will be disappointed if it continues to only last 1 mth as I am no way printing as much as they claim to put out. Also occasionally I...

Nov, 2015

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This printer is absolutely the BEST I have ever had - and I have had a lot of them. It is fast and the dual trays is exactly what I needed and it works perfectly.

Sep, 2015

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Great Printer


This printer was purchased to replace an HP Printer. I bought it due to the price. Well worth it. My ONLY issue with it is the communication between it and my MS Word Program when trying to print envelopes and individual 3"x5" labels. I got around it...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Built-in display: Yes
Color of product:Black
Display number of lines:1
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):2.481
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.6
Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):716

Input Capacity

Input capacity (tray 2):500
Maximum input capacity:800
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:2
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:750


Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:384
Maximum memory:384
Memory slots:1
Memory Type:DDR2


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Brother iPrint & Scan,Google Cloud Print
Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Server, TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client / server, Web Services (Print), CIFS Client, SNTP client
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS,TFTP client / server, SMTP Client, SNMPv1/v2c, ICMPv6, Web Services (Print), CIFS Client, SNTP Client
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Plain paper, Recycled paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Processor family:Star Sapphire
Processor frequency:400
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):2.481
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.6
Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):716

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:50000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black
Recommended duty cycle:500 - 3500
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9
N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):40
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5
Warm-up time:1

Sound Emission

Noise level (quiet mode):54
Print noise level:59
Printing noise level:59
Standby acoustic emission:34

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:18.8
Package height:14.8
Package weight:26.2
Package width:19.6