The printer is also Mac, Windows, and even Linux compatible. Also shop in Also shop in. We’d certainly recommend it as a secondary text-only printer if you already have a photo inkjet and have a little extra change to throw around. We’re slightly disappointed that the HLW cannot autoduplex, meaning it can’t print automatically on both sides of a piece of paper. The Brother HLW isn’t the prettiest pup in the show, designed with utility, not fashion, in mind. Nothing else is included.

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The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile This page was last updated: Review Sections Review Prices Specs.

Brother’s software walk-through gives you two options for installing the driver using either a wired or wireless setup–we went straight for the wireless option.

Because of that, we decided to deal with wires–at least for the duration of the installation–so that we wouldn’t have to change the settings on our network preferences.

The front lip folds down to reveal the toner port and like most laser printers, the paper tray is located on the face of the unit and can be fully removed from the body for refills. Continue to next page 01 The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features Don’t show this again. As far as laser printers go, this little guy is more David than a Goliath at 6.


This printer was connected to a co A great printer in great condition. This unit was tested and cleaned. Also, there is a manual feed paper slot handles an assortment of different paper sizes including Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, brofher envelopes. See each listing for international shipping options and costs.

Connecting the printer to our wireless network gave us a significant amount of trouble, but we were eventually able to connect it to our wireless router, an older D-Link DI Tested and working, just under 2k pages total printed, includes drum brotjer toner, power and usb cord, Install CD, test prints.

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The blue light stated illuminated throughout testing, which is a good sign. The Brother HLW also comes with three options for connecting to your computer: We printed more than sheets of paper during our lab testing and never experienced a paper jam or even the slightest delay.

Brothher certainly recommend it as a secondary text-only printer if you already have a photo inkjet and have a little extra change to throw around. We plugged in a network cable to the router and the printer and were surprised at how easy it was establish a wired connection and remotely configure the printer for wireless connectivity from there.

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All functions have been tested and found to work great. Missing cover on paper feeder part. Although it’s not without its shortcomings, such as cripplingly poor quality graphics prints, the Brother HLW balances out with speedy text printing and Easy to set up and use. The Bad Wireless installation has some difficulty; poor graphics quality; lacks autoduplexing.


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Brther an alternative, supplementing a printer set up with an inexpensive black and white laser printer can cut costs in home offices that tend to cycle through black cartridges with text-only documents. Pinter with drum and toner only. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The Bottom Line The Brother HLW laser printer can be the perfect money saving sidekick to your existing inkjet, but don’t expect it to handle even the most minor graphic jobs. While we wouldn’t normally expect this feature in a modestly priced device, we find it slightly ironic that a printer flaunting Energy Star compliance is lacking the potential to literally cut paper consumption in half.

Other than that, this printer has few other features to brag about. Test page printed perfectly.