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Brother HL-2270DW
 
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$112.60 - $453.08
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Summary: A mono laser printer from Brother. It has both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. Works with both Windows and Mac OS.
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Type: Black and white laser printers
About - Brother HL-2270DW
The Brother HL-2270DW is a mono laser printer with both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. It works with both Windows and Mac OS. The capacity of the main paper tray is 250 sheets, a generous size.
About This Brand

Brother produces both laser and inkjet printers for a variety of consumers at different price points.

Features & Specs - Brother HL-2270DW
info Memory-card reader No
info LCD viewer No
info Individual color tanks No
info Can print if color empty NA
info Auto-duplexing Yes
info PictBridge No
info Networking E,W
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3.0
The Good and The Bad
10/15/2014
Pros
Easy To Set Up
Excellent Print Quality
Fast Operation
Fast Warm Up
Cons
Jams Easily
Best Uses
Casual Printing
Comment:
For printing letters, it works great. For printing envelopes, the front tray jambs constantly. Also, if you try to print on heavy stock, the access panel in the back pops open and you have to hold it closed. It seems that if it doesn't go around the back when this happens, the toner doesn't set and will smear. Also, with heavy stock the paper curls badly, and has to be pressed flat. I print a lot of envelopes, and this printer does not pick them up about 50% of the time.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
2270DW vs 5470DW & 6180DW
8/25/2014
Pros
Compact Design
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast Operation
Reliable
Cons
Best Uses
Double-sided Printing
Comment:
I use three Brother printers - 2270DW, 5470DW & 6180DW. All three are exceptional for ease of setup (wireless for Mac and PC), ease of use, and quality. Of the three 2270DW is most expensive to operate because of the cartridge. The 6180DW is least expensive but all run at very low cost. I have owned the 5470DW the longest (two years) and am on my second Drum Unit. I use the TN750 (79) toner on it and the TN780 (100) on the 6180 and TN450 ($44) on the 2270. While lower cost, the cost/page is a bit higher. The profile of the 2270 is the good tradeoff if you have limited desk space. The sales on all three are excellent and now that there is a real competitive printer, the Samsung (http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-cheap-printer/), perhaps the price will be better.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Just What I Needed
7/18/2014
Pros
Compact Design
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Excellent Print Quality
Fast Operation
Reliable
Cons
Small 'starter' Cartridge
Best Uses
Casual Printing
Double-sided Printing
Professional Documents
Comment:
Bought this about three months ago as a partial replacement for an HP all-in-one. I work from a home office 95% of the time, and require reliable, cost effective equipment. Tired of replacing inkjets every couple of years and the high cost of ink, I decided to replace the all in one with two small machines; this laserjet for everyday printing of documents I need to refer to continuously for various projects, and a color all in one for scanning, faxing and printing of color documents. While I'm unhappy with the Epson WF 2530 inkjet, this Brother Laserjet has been a winner for me.<br />Pros<br />* Compact<br />* Fast<br />* Easy wireless setup<br />* Low priced <br />* Duplexer works flawlessly and saves paper<br />Cons<br />* Starter toner cartridge lasted about 630 pages, and streaked for the last 50.<br />I bought a genuine Brother replacement toner cartridge that installed easily and now have excellent print quality once again. The needs toner button flashes long before the toner plays out, and found a couple of tricks online that bear repeating:<br />* Pressing the Go button seven times in row resets the toner warning (you might want to make sure you have a new cartridge ready to go, as you'll need one in a few hundred pages.)<br />* Pressing Go 3 times prints out a status report that, among other things, tells you how many pages the device has printed, and the remaining life of both the drum unit and the toner cartridge.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
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