Brother MFC-L2740DW Mono Laser All-In-One review

This SOHO flagship can do everything but make the tea

Brother MFC-L2740DW
Brother MFC-L2740DW

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We liked

The MFC-L2740DW is very fast and very capable, delivering high-speed double-sided printing, scanning and faxing in a single and very affordable package. Running costs are low, the ability to print from phones and cloud accounts is useful and secure printing is worth having in a shared environment.

We disliked

The touchscreen is a little on the small side, especially if you have big fingers, and while the overall design manages to pack a lot into a relatively small space it's not very pretty to look at. We're fairly sure we'd break the foldaway paper retainer on the output tray within a few weeks too.

Final verdict

Brother has packed an awful lot into the MFC-L2740DW, and it's particularly well suited to busy offices that need to do a bit of everything on a range of different devices. Running costs are good, especially for what is ultimately a budget buy, and while we have a few niggles with the design and the touchscreen you can't fault the feature list. Brother's SOHO flagship represents very good value for money.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, broadcaster, musician and kitchen gadget obsessive Carrie Marshall (Twitter) has been writing about tech since 1998, contributing sage advice and odd opinions to all kinds of magazines and websites as well as writing more than a dozen books. Her memoir, Carrie Kills A Man, is on sale now. She is the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR.