New Brother HL 2270DW Receives Good Review From ZDnet

2011-03-17 16:49:20

Published on 2011-03-17 16:49:20

As an alternative to expensive to run inkjet printers, supplementing a printer setup with a black-and-white laser printer can cut costs in home offices that print lots of text-only documents. According to ZDNet UK, although the Brother HL-2270DW is not without its shortcomings, including poor graphic document output, the HL-2270DW balances out with speedy text printing and simple 802.11g wireless for under £150.

The Brother HL-2270DW includes 32MB of internal memory, allowing you to send more documents to the printer and speed up your printing process. Most monochrome laser printers don't come with a lot of fancy features, but the HL-2270W includes three networking options: USB, Ethernet and 802.11g Wi-Fi. The printer is widely compatible with different OS's. 

The printer performed well in ZDnet's text tests with samples on standard paper producing evenly dark text with clear fonts all the way down to 2-point Times New Roman. The graphics tests were not as good though, with abrupt gradient steps that took the form of a severe chequered pattern appeared.

Finally, ZDNet UK's review stated that the Brother HL-2270DW would make the most sense as a secondary, text-only printer to save money on paper and ink in the long run, but graphics-heavy printing should be saved for a robust inkjet printer.

ZDNet UK gave the Brother HL-2270DW a score of 7 out of 10

 

Brother MFC-8910DW Awarded Four Stars

 

The Brother MFC-8910DW system has been awarded four stars by PCMag, which praised its high paper capacity.

The website's writer David Stone commended the hardware's heavy-duty printing capabilities, as well as its simple front-panel touchscreen controls, allowing commands to be given easily.

The printer is targeted at small offices and can print, scan and fax over a network, while it is also capable of serving as a standalone copier or fax machine.

"In an office with sufficiently heavy-duty print needs, the high paper capacity by itself can make the Brother MFC-8950DW worth getting, and the convenience of touch-panel controls can be particularly attractive," Mr Stone noted.

As well as this, he praised the system's Gigabit Ethernet, which could help to increase print speeds.

The MFC-8910DW is not the only Brother printer that has been commended recently, as the manufacturer's HL-5470DW was recently described as a "solid choice" for small businesses byExpertReviews.co.uk writer Simon Handby.

 

New Printer From Brother Aimed At British Entrepreneurs

 

The Brother MFC-8910DW system has been awarded four stars by PCMag, which praised its high paper capacity.

The website's writer David Stone commended the hardware's heavy-duty printing capabilities, as well as its simple front-panel touchscreen controls, allowing commands to be given easily.

The printer is targeted at small offices and can print, scan and fax over a network, while it is also capable of serving as a standalone copier or fax machine.

"In an office with sufficiently heavy-duty print needs, the high paper capacity by itself can make the Brother MFC-8950DW worth getting, and the convenience of touch-panel controls can be particularly attractive," Mr Stone noted.

As well as this, he praised the system's Gigabit Ethernet, which could help to increase print speeds.

The MFC-8910DW is not the only Brother printer that has been commended recently, as the manufacturer's HL-5470DW was recently described as a "solid choice" for small businesses byExpertReviews.co.uk writer Simon Handby.

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