Brother HL-4150CDN review

Could this new colour laser printer tempt you away from your inkjet?

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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.


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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Tech Specs

Product TypeLaser Printer
Green CompliantYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity300 sheets
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)25
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)25
Product FamilyHL
Maximum Print Resolution2400 x 600 dpi
Brand NameBrother
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeA4, A5, A6, B5 (JIS), B5, B6, Letter, Legal, Executive, Folio, Custom Size
Duty Cycle40000 pages per month
Recommended UsePlain Paper Print
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported3
Maximum Input Media Capacity800 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Height313 mm
Width410 mm
Depth486 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Recycled Paper, Envelope, Bond Paper, Label, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Glossy Paper
Product SeriesHL
ManufacturerBrother Industries, Ltd
Product ModelHL-4150CDN
Product NameHL-4150CDN Laser Printer
Processor Speed400 MHz
Manufacturer Part NumberHL4150CDN
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

However busy your office gets, it's important to always look professional - and the HL-4150CDN certainly has the features to do just that. With fast 24 pages per minute print speeds and a large 250-sheet paper capacity, you'll save valuable time, while the handy double-sided printing feature will help you save up to 75% on paper costs. Its full network connectivity makes sharing between a small workgroup easy too, with the built-in LCD screen allowing for set-up of PIN-protected printing, so sensitive documents can be kept private.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • HL-4150CDN Laser Printer
  • 1 x Black Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Toner Cartridge
  • Quick Set Up Guide
  • Drivers & Software CD
  • User Guide CD
Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory128 MB
Weight (Approximate)21 kg