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Brother HL-L5100DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Brother HL-L5100DN. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the print quality and noise are overall positive. The size and durability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the price.

performance, durability, size, noise, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother HL-L5100DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Brother HL-L5100DN


A mono laser printer for a small or micro office or a workgroup, Brother's HL-L5100DN is lightning fast, prints high-quality text, has good paper capacity and low running costs.

Good text quality. Sizzling speed. Generous standard and optional paper capacity. Low running costs.

Slightly subpar graphics quality.

Conclusion The Brother HL-L5100DN is a strong choice mono laser printer for up to heavy-duty printing in a small or micro office. Among its strengths are blazing speed, good output quality with above-par text, good standard and excellent optional paper...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Brother HL-L5100DN review


Superfast mono printing for the small office

Very fast duplex print speed ; Sharp and consistent printing ; Deep and expandable paper capacity ; High yield toner available

No inbuilt Wi-Fi ; No front USB port ; Quite noisy in operation ; Tiny one-line LCD is hard to read

Brother’s mono print-only device has few frills, but turns out duplex pages of text at breakneck speed and has the paper capacity and high yield toner to keep printing at high volume.

Jul, 2018

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Brother HL-L5100DN review

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If you're after a serious workhorse of a printer, then the Brother HL-L5100DN could appeal. It's pricey and not exactly pretty to look at, but this grey cube will churn out text letters until the cows come home. But does the Brother HL-L5100DN have...

Jul, 2016

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First Impressions of the Brother HL-L5100DN


I have spent many years using bottom-of-the-range HP laser printers, so there was a bit of culture shock (and thankfully only a small learning curve) when I upgraded to an almost office quality Brother laser printer. 1. Driver disc installed fine first...

Jan, 2017

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Brother Hl-l5100dn


Slow in printing no good for the office

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications


Blue Angel certified: Yes
Certification:Nordic Swan
Energy Star certified: Yes


Built-in display: Yes
Color of product:Graphite
Display number of lines:1
Product color:Graphite

Energy Management

Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):1.763
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (PowerSave):390
Power consumption (standby):32
Power consumption (typical):640

Input Capacity

Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Cassette, Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250


Internal memory:256


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Brother iPrint & Scan,Google Cloud Print,Mopria Print Service
Network ready: Yes
Web-based management: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:35 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

E-mail protocols:SMTP
Fonts included:BR-Script 3 66, 12 bitmap,
PCL fonts:66

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
Duplex media weight (imperial):60 - 120
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Letterhead, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Thick paper, Thicker paper, Thin paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 200
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Plain paper, Recycled paper, Thick paper, Thin paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 120


Built-in processor: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Processor family:ARM Cortex
Processor frequency:800
Processor model:A9

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):1.763
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (PowerSave):390
Power consumption (standby):32
Power consumption (typical):640

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:0 - 3500
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, Microsoft XPS, PCL 6, PDF 1.7, PostScript 3


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Duplex printing modes:Auto
N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):40
Secure printing: Yes
Time to first page (black, normal):7.2
Warm-up time:4.8


Built-in processor:Y
Processor family:ARM Cortex
Processor frequency:800
Processor model:A9

Sound Emission

Noise level (quiet mode):50
Print noise level:52
Printing noise level:52
Standby acoustic emission:34

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:17.7
Package height:14.8
Package weight:28.7
Package width:19.1