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Although it’s not without its shortcomings such as poor graphic document output, the Brother HLDW balances out with speedy text printing and simple We wouldn’t use the Brother HLDW for printing monochrome photos or large graphics, as complex gradients of grey look grainy.

Brother’s HLDW mono laser printer gets pages out quickly, making it bfother good choice for document-heavy offices that don’t need colour.

Unfortunately, Brother only offers a “starter” toner hhl with the unit that can only last about 1, pages. It’s also got wireless so it’s a smart choice for a large or notebook-heavy office. Cons Other budget lasers have larger toner cartridges Manual feed is only a single sheet.

Brother HL-2270DW laser printer

Connecting the printer to our wireless network gave us little trouble thanks to the Wi-Fi Protected Setup WPS standard that lets you establish an additional device to your home network in a few easy steps that are laid out in the accompanying instruction manual and aided by onscreen drivers. Designwise, Brother draws away from the classic gray colorway, opting for a matte black finish instead.


The Bad The printer struggles to provide visually acceptable graphic documents.

Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The front lip folds down to reveal the toner port, and like most laser printers, you can remove the paper tray, located on the face of the unit, for toner refills.

We’ve changed, we promise. After the first-page-out we timed subsequent sheets at around 2. Best Printers for The Brother HLDW has a single-sheet paper bypass, letting you feed in specialty paper like a set of labels — it’s only a single sheet at once which is annoying for multi-page print-outs, but it’s better than nothing.

The Brother HLDW laser monochrome printer provides a viable alternative to the classic bottomless money pit that has become today’s inkjet printer.

The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features If simple document production is your main purpose and you won’t be printing on specialty papers often, then the HLDW is perfect.

Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Bottom Line Brother’s HLDW mono laser printer gets pages out quickly, making it a good choice for document-heavy offices that don’t need colour. As an alternative, supplementing a printer setup with an inexpensive black-and-white laser printer 27200w cut costs in home offices that cycle through black ink cartridges with text-only documents. If you want scanning and copying capabilities, then you will have to buy a multifunction device brothdr, but if all you need to do is print for home or small business usethen this cheap Brother printer is perfect.


This is an 22700w speed for a cheap laser printer. Most monochrome laser printers don’t come with a lot of fancy features, but the Brother HLW includes three networking yl for connecting it to your computer: You probably won’t need to refill too often considering the printer can hold sheets of standard 8. View our privacy policy before signing up.

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I need power yl lots of it. As stated, this isn’t the flashiest float in the parade–it’s designed with utility, not fashion, in mind.

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Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. As long as you have your network name and SSID password on hand, you should be able to connect your printer and computer without wires like we did, in less than 10 minutes easily. Design and set up.

Pros Fast print speeds Good first page out time. Both printers have the same sheet maximum output capacity through the top, though. CNET may get a commission from these offers. Continue to next page 01