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Brother HL-1470N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Brother HL-1470N. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and noise. The usability and performance also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the paper handling.

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paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother HL-1470N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Littman (

Brother HL-1470N LASER PRINTER 15PPM 8MB 1200DPI 10/100 BASET PCL6 IMAC (Brother-HL1470N)

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

HL-1470N We like it.


We have had good luck with Brother printers so we bought this Network model. Our reasons were the speed, price and low cost per page. We are using XP and have it networked through a Netgear router to three computers. We don't have to leave a print...

Very quiet, fast. Cost per page is very low. Networking through router works very well

Envelopes are a pain but OK. ; 10 ; Setup for XP network is confusing but works well

Dec, 2004

Consumer review (

It was great while it worked.


When I first bought my HL-1470N in May of 2002, I was really impressed. It was easy to install, it supports every Macintosh and Windows operating system version (a requirement for me as the printer is in a private computer lab), and it's got a very...

Great cross-platform support. Easy to set up

Died very soon after the warranty expired

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (

Good value for a medium volume networked printer


We bought about 20 of these to use in lower-volume (fewer than 2000 pages per month) locations. For a networked laser printer that speaks both Postscript and PCL they are a real bargain, especially considering their 15 page-per-minute speed (although...

Good value: fast, networked, and easy to setup

Second paper tray expensive ; consumables expensive at higher volumes

May, 2003

Consumer review (

Still going strong (since August 2001!) Great value.


The HL-1470N shares a print engine with the models HL-1230, HL-1440 and HL-1450. It is the follow on product to the HL-1240, HL-1250 & HL-1270N printers. Overall the HL-1470N appears to be a solid choice. Since the basic printer will be reviewed ...

Postscript, PCL6 & Ethernet. Quiet & low power. Separate drum & toner

No duplexer. Must power cycle printer to cancel a print job

Aug, 2001

Consumer review (

Brother HL-1470N


Small and reliable netowrk printer so much easier than having the pc on

if not used for a while takes some time to boot up from standby mode

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

The HL-1470NLT produces fast, high-quality laser printing with excellent network connectivity. With up to 15ppm print speed, a built-in 10/100 Ethernet interface, PCL6 and Postscript Level 2 emulation, 500-sheet expandable paper capacity, and automatic interface and emulation switching, the HL-1470NLT really is the perfect choice for small workgroup laser printing.


Built-in display: Yes
Color of product:White

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (max):340
Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):70


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Germany
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:250


Internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory:36
Maximum memory:36




Type: None


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP, AppleTalk, IPX/SPX
Type:Network adapter/Print server
Wi-Fi: No

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105


Built-in processor: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS 8.6, Mac OS 9.0, Mac OS 9.1
Processor frequency:66
Processor model:MB86832
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, Parallel, USB 2.0


Power consumption (max):340
Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):70

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: No
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 600
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black
Standard printer languages:Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB/Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON FX / IBM ProPrinter XL24 / PCL 6 / PostScript 2/EPSON FX / IBM XL24E / PCL 6 / PostScript 2/EPSON FX / PCL 6 / PostScript 2
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):14ppm/15ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Included/Standard
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):14
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Warm-up time:45


Installed Size:8MB
Max Supported Size:36MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Apple MacOS 9.2 / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 95/98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions