Brother HL-4040cn comparison

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HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn

HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn
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Price $258 at 1 store $248 to $404 at 3 stores $129 to $328 at 16 stores $320 at 1 store $109 to $318 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 32 reviews 2.0 stars out of 12 reviews 3.0 stars out of 7 reviews 2.0 stars out of 34 reviews 2.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date May 02, 2007 August 19, 2008 March 05, 2010 January 14, 2010 March 18, 2008
The Bottom Line Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling color laser printer for small offices or workgroups. Although the HP CP2025n is rather slow to print black documents and is missing supplementary features such as USB-direct printing and wireless, the color laser shines in output quality, and the software holds your hand through a somewhat daunting learning curve. The CP2025n also has a high monthly duty-cycle, so we recommend it to anyone hunting for a workhorse printer to complement an equally diligent work environment. Fast, cheap, and compact, the HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn offers a winning combination of value and performance for home offices or small businesses in need of a monochrome laser printer. The Samsung ML-2525W monochrome laser printer doesn't pack in extra features, but delivers worthwhile improvements over previous generations in output speed and quality. We highly recommend this wireless workhorse if you refuse to sacrifice quality for affordability. The Color LaserJet CP1215 is HP's entry-level printer built to serve small workgroups, but it suffers from frustratingly slow print speeds, a missing LCD screen, and other problems. Your $299 will go much further with the Dell 1320c, another color laser with faster print speeds for the same price.

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Media type Bond paper
Recycled paper
Envelopes
Labels
Plain paper
Cards
Bond paper
Recycled paper
Transparencies
Envelopes
Glossy paper
Labels
Plain paper
Photo paper
Info unavailable Thick paper
Postal card paper
Bond paper
Recycled paper
Cotton paper
Transparencies
Envelopes
Labels
Plain paper
Cards
Recycled paper
Transparencies
Envelopes
Glossy paper
Labels
Plain paper
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Drivers & Utilities
Info unavailable Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
RAM installed size 64 MB
128 MB
32 MB
64 MB
16 MB
Monthly Duty Cycle (Users Qty) 20,000 - 49,999 pages
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Technology Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
Operating system Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 or later
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Linux
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Apple MacOS X 10.3
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Apple MacOS X 10.2.8
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2003
Apple MacOS X 10.3 - 10.6
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Linux
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista
Printer type Workgroup printer
Workgroup printer
Workgroup printer
Workgroup printer
Workgroup printer
Service & support type 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Printer output type Color
Color
Monochrome
Monochrome
Color
Max Resolution Color 2400 x 600 dpi
600 dpi
Info unavailable Info unavailable 600 dpi
Max Resolution B/W 2400 x 600 dpi
600 dpi
Info unavailable Info unavailable 600 dpi
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