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published 03/03/2008 | techno_man_37
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"Brother HL 5270DN"

One of my favourite things about the company brother is how cheap there ink is, this is actually one of the main things I look into when buying printers and printers like Lexmark hp and cannons ink are all really expensive. Especially compared to brother, brother ink isn’t as available as most other makes of printers however you can get it a lot cheaper if you buy online and can usually pick up all 4 ink cartridges off eBay for well under £10 whereas other ink cartridges can cost up to £40 for a full pack of four which is just ridiculous especially when you consider you can get a printer for this price which comes with free ink so it would just be cheaper to buy a new printer every time you run out of ink.

This printer is a mono laser printer, the fact being that this printer is for offices and most offices just don’t have inkjet printers anymore as lasers are just so much better quality.
There not only better quality prints, there ink really does stand out from the page and gives a nice shiny look on what ever you print, also they are usually a lot faster too and can handle more documents at a time the inkjets can which are all good reasons why these are used in offices as they really do give a professional look on whatever you print off.

The paper tray for this printer is actually at the bottom and is hardly visible at all. It can hold up to 250 sheets of a4 paper at any time. If you fold down the front panel to this printer however there is another tray which is for special paper, things like envelopes or other sizes than a4. This can take another 50 pages and there is also another tray underneath that one which can hold up to 250 pieces of paper, so effectively you can have room for 800 pieces of paper however 500 of these are optional and you usually do have to pay extra for the optional 500 piece paper tray to fit inside.

The screen on this is handy and its good it having a screen however it’s a bit of a let down that this isn’t a colour screen.
Instead its only an little strip screen much similar to those on calculators, however on the plus side it does have a back light and its east to read and allows you to navigate your way through the menus on the printer.

The printer its self is quite big, however being that its in an office this shouldn’t really be a problem, however if you were to use one of these at home it might big a little too big.
This printer even has a wi fi option, this means its got wi fi built into it, in the same way a laptop does. This means you could connect your printer to a wireless netwok in your house or office so that everyone in that network can use the printer, and use it wirelessly, so you could be upstairs on your laptop, but connected to the printer wirelessly, press print and your document will print off the printer that is downstairs.
If you don’t want to use this feature then the printer can still be connected by USB, although it would seem a waste if you were to not use this fantastic feature.

The print quality of this printer is above average, after all it is for an office and documents printed off on it does look really professional. Its speeds are really good too managing to reach speeds of around 30 pages a minute.

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  • S.Bate published 07/03/2008
    Useful information.
  • kineticspade published 04/03/2008
    Great review xxx
  • just.bcoz published 04/03/2008
    Great Review! You dont half write alot of computer related review....no wonder your names techno man lol :o)x
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Product Information : Brother HL 5270DN

Manufacturer's product description

Brother is committed to providing exceptional value for customers by utilizing its accumulated technology and know-how to satisfy their needs. The company supplies unique products, for personal use in office and home that incorporate the pleasure of creation with practical functionality.

Product Details

Product Description: Brother HL-5270DN - printer - monochrome - laser, Brother HL-5270DNLT - printer - monochrome - laser

Printer Type: Workgroup printer - laser - monochrome

Weight: 10.2 kg

Localisation: United Kingdom, Ireland

Media Size Class: A4

Max Media Size: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 406.4 mm

Print Speed: Up to 28 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 30 ppm - B/W - ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Interface: Parallel, USB, LAN

Processor: 266 MHz, NEC VR5500 266 MHz

RAM Installed ( Max ): 32 MB ( 544 MB )

Language Simulation: PostScript 3, EPSON FX, PCL 6, IBM ProPrinter

Barcodes: Code 39, UCC/EAN-128, ISBN, EAN/JAN-8 , EAN/JAN-13 , UPC-A, UPC-E, Codabar, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, FIM

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, bond paper, recycled paper

Total Media Capacity: 300 sheets, 550 sheets

Networking: Print server - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Apple MacOS 9.1, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Dimensions (WxDxH): 39.3 cm x 38.4 cm x 25.9 cm

Manufacturer: Brother

Type: Printer

Long Name: HL-5270DN

General

MPN: HL5270DNZU1, HL-5270DNLT, HL-5270DN, HL5270DNZX1

Printer Type: Workgroup printer - laser - monochrome

Localisation: United Kingdom, Ireland

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 28 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 30 ppm - B/W - ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)

Built-in Devices: Status LCD

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: Parallel, USB, LAN

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

PostScript Support: Standard

Language Simulation: PostScript 3, EPSON FX, PCL 6, IBM ProPrinter

Fonts Included: 66 x PostScript 3 ¦ 66 x PCL 6

Barcodes: Code 39, UCC/EAN-128, ISBN, EAN/JAN-8 , EAN/JAN-13 , UPC-A, UPC-E, Codabar, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, FIM

Processor

Processor: 266 MHz, NEC VR5500 266 MHz

RAM

RAM Installed ( Max ): 32 MB / 544 MB (max)

Slots Qty: 1

Empty Slots: 1

Media Handling

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, bond paper, recycled paper

Media Size Class: A4

Max Media Size: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 406.4 mm

Media Sizes: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), Executive (184 x 267 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm), B6 (125 x 176 mm)

Envelope Sizes: US No 10 (104.7 x 241.3 mm), International DL (110 x 220 mm), International C6 (114 x 162 mm), International C5 (162 x 229 mm), International B5 (176 x 250 mm), Monarch (98.4 x 190.5 mm), US No 9 (98.6 x 225.6 mm), US No 11 (114.3 x 263.5 mm)

Media Weight: 60 g/m2 - 161 g/m2

Total Media Capacity: 300 sheets, 550 sheets

Media Feeder(s): 1 x autoload - 250 sheets ¦ 1 x autoload - 50 sheets

Max Media Capacity: 800 sheets

Networking

Networking: Print server

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, NetBEUI/NetBIOS

Remote Management Protocol: SNMP, Telnet

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x parallel ¦ 1 x LAN - RJ-45

Miscellaneous

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Power

Power Device: Power supply - internal

Power Consumption Operational: 610 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 80 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Web BRAdmin, BRAdmin Professional

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Apple MacOS 9.1, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

System Requirements Details: Windows 95/98 - Intel486 - 66 MHz - RAM 8 MB - HD 40 MB ¦ Windows NT 4.0 - Pentium - 75 MHz - RAM 16 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows 2000 Pro - Pentium - 133 MHz - RAM 64 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows ME - Pentium - 150 MHz - RAM 32 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows XP Home Edition - Pentium - 300 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows XP Professional - Pentium - 300 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows XP 64-bit Edition - Pentium 4 - RAM 256 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ MacOS 9.1/9.2 - RAM 32 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.2.4 or later - RAM 128 MB - HD 50 MB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 39.3 cm

Depth: 38.4 cm

Height: 25.9 cm

Weight: 10.2 kg

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