brother hl-4150cdn

The Brother HL-4150CDN has a decent range of features for a colour laser printer of this price. It can be networked with up to ten computers, connected through Ethernet or USB and it can print some documents from a compatible flash drive. It offers Duplex printing and a secure print feature too.

We liked

The secure printing feature is easy to use, and useful in a busy office. Print speeds are reasonable, even if they're a little behind the claimed figures, and text quality is very good. Colour documents print well, and the Duplex feature, which takes pages in pairs, is speedy and useful.

We disliked

There isn't a huge amount to dislike about the Brother HL-4150CDN, but its photo reproduction isn't as good as it might be. Colours are a little too strong, and images grainy overall – to be fair, though, photo printing is a laser printer's least important function.

The 250-page tray is okay for home use, but if you want to network it in an office, best invest in the optional 500-sheet lower tray.

Verdict

The Brother HL-4150CDN is a very capable colour laser printer at a very good price. If you're looking for a decent-quality device for small office use that won't break the bank, look no further. It's as good as any budget colour laser printer for home use too, but make sure you have enough room for it. Laser printers aren't known for their small footprints, and this is no exception.

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