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Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews of Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer. 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. Comments about the durability and print quality are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the connectivity and control panel. There are mixed reviews on the noise and size.

performance, usability, price, print quality, durability

paper handling, control panel, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The performance also gets good reviews.

price, performance, usability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and durability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the size, while there are some critical comments about the noise.

price, usability, performance, durability, reliability

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Brother HL-4040CN

 

Brother takes a major evolutionary step with the HL-4040CN: This is the first color laser designed by the company itself, rather than a rebranded model from another manufacturer. It's a decent first effort, offering good overall speed and print quality...

Low price ; excellent text quality, Excellent setup and documentation

Confusing control panel ; heavy weight, Not expandable

For this color laser printer, a sometimes-awkward design offsets good pricing, speed, and print quality.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother HL-4040CN

 

The Brother HL-4040CN is the first printer built around the company's own color-laser engine.

Reasonably fast. High-quality text. Graphics and photo quality good enough for internal business use.

Colors are a little off in most photos. Paper tends to curl.

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May, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

Brother HL-4040cn review: Brother HL-4040cn

 

Brother HL-4040cn

Great print quality; USB port for cameras and flash drives; network-ready; reprint, direct-print, and secure print features are useful.

Black print speeds are on the slow side; input paper capacity is not expandable; no optional duplexer available.

Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling color laser printer for small offices or workgroups.

May, 2007

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Brother HL-4040cn

 

Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling colour laser printer for small offices or workgroups.

Great print quality, USB port for cameras and flash drives, Network-ready, Reprint, direct-print, and secure print features are useful

Black print speeds are on the slow side, Input paper capacity is not expandable, No optional duplexer available

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (goodgearguide.com.au)

Brother HL-4040CN

 

For this colour laser printer, a sometimes-awkward design offsets good pricing, speed and print quality.

Low price, excellent text quality; excellent setup and documentation

Confusing control panel, heavy weight, not expandable

The HL-4040CN is designed to be, and is priced as, a low-end machine. Its only option is a networking add-on.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother HL-4040CN

 

This colour laser has some useful extras but does it do enough to impress Simon?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother HL-4040CN review

 

Brother's HL-4040 received four stars in What's New, Shopper 238, when it was launched last year.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (techadvisor.co.uk)

Brother HL-4040CN colour laser printer

 

The Brother HL-4040CN is the first colour laser printer designed by Brother itself, rather than a rebranded model from another manufacturer.

The inexpensive Brother HL-4040CN produces excellent text quality, is easy to set up and comes with helpful documentation, but it is incredibly heavy, has a confusing control panel and isn't expandable. A decent first colour laser printer from Brother.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (cnet.com.au)

Brother HL-4040cn

 

Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling colour laser printer for small offices or workgroups.

Great print quality ; USB port for cameras and flash drives ; Network-ready ; Reprint, direct-print, and secure print features are useful

Black print speeds are on the slow side ; Input paper capacity is not expandable ; No optional duplexer available

Brother backs the HL-4040CN with a one-year limited warranty. Brother's Web site has an FAQ database, downloads, and manuals.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (cnet.com.au)

Brother HL-4040cn review: Brother HL-4040cn

 

Brother HL-4040cn

Great print quality; USB port for cameras and flash drives; network-ready; reprint, direct-print, and secure print features are useful.

Black print speeds are on the slow side; input paper capacity is not expandable; no optional duplexer available.

Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling color laser printer for small offices or workgroups.

May, 2007

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