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5.0 out of 5 stars Small, inexpensive and reasonably quiet, 16 April 2012
This review is from: Brother HL-2130 Mono Laser Printer (Accessory)
I just bought one of these from another supplier (no available stock at Amazon) for use at another location. I did not need one with huge capacity, duplex or network capability as it replaces an inkjet multifunction printer that was USB and I can use the existing cables. Offering approximately 20 pages per minute (after loading the layout and for multiple copies of one document) and so is quite fast. A few years ago, one of this speed would have cost several hundreds of !

Unlike other Brother lasers (this is number 4 spread over about 15 years), the toner cartridge came pre-installed and simply needed to have a tag and a piece of plastic to be removed. A few other tape tags also need removing. With Windows 7, it did not need any CD-based software to be installed and was recognised in about a minute after the pre-loaded drivers were installed.

In use, it is less noisy than larger Brother lasers when printing and once finished, it is completely quiet. After a lengthy resting period, it will 'sleep' and use very little power. Start up from cold is also reasonably fast.

In terms of space, it is very small at about 12 inches square and stands about 8 or 9 inches high. It will accept about 250 sheets of 80gsm paper, so should be OK for some time before needing a refill, unlike others that accept 100-150 sheets only.

At the current price, it is a crazy deal as it cheaper than many inkjets. The toner is good for 2,000 pages (at the nominal 5% coverage) although the initially supplied one is probably a starter and good for 500-1000 pages.

As a basic printer, whatever its technology, it is about as good as you can get for the money!
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Initial post: 16 Apr 2012 22:31:09 BDT
Littlesis says:
I agree with Claptonian I bought this printer myself also not from Amazon and for the same reason. His comments would have been mine. I always find his comments very helpful
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