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Brother HL-2270DW

Brother HL-2270DW
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HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn

HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn
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Price $169 to $267 at 6 stores $72 to $165 at 7 stores $124 to $209 at 11 stores $356 to $454 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (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)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.1 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 19 reviews 3.0 stars out of 7 reviews 2.0 stars out of 34 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date July 17, 2012 November 16, 2010 March 05, 2010 January 14, 2010 July 19, 2012
The Bottom Line Exhibiting the same high-quality prints and speedy output as its predecessor, the Brother HL-5450DN is a reliable device for busy users requiring networked access at home and abroad. With improvements to its output speed, the Brother HL-2270DW improves on its legacy model and provides small businesses an efficient output device for high-volume black-and-white prints. 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 $399 HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dw bundles all of HP's latest technologies into a tight package, but the 3.5-inch touch-screen display doesn't offer enough unique features to warrant the price jump to $400, especially compared with competing devices. Small businesses and home offices shopping for a reliable monochrome laser printer for quick prints should ignore the HP LaserJet M401dw's inflated price tag and look for a better deal.

Basic specs

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Media type Bond paper
Recycled paper
Envelopes
Labels
Plain paper
Thick paper
Bond paper
Recycled paper
Envelopes
Labels
Plain paper
Info unavailable Thick paper
Postal card paper
Bond paper
Recycled paper
Cotton paper
Transparencies
Envelopes
Labels
Plain paper
Cards
Bond paper
Recycled paper
Transparencies
Envelopes
Labels
Plain paper
Heavy-weight paper
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Info unavailable BRAdmin Professional
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
Info unavailable
RAM installed size 64 MB
32 MB
32 MB
64 MB
256 MB
Monthly Duty Cycle (Users Qty) 50,000 - 99,999 pages
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 50,000 - 99,999 pages
Technology Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Apple MacOS X 10.6.x
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Apple MacOS X 10.7.x
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Apple MacOS X 10.5.8
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Linux
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Apple MacOS X 10.6.x
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions)
Apple MacOS X 10.5.x
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Apple MacOS X 10.4.11
Microsoft Windows Vista
Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 or later
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Linux
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 Server 2003 SP3 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion
openSUSE 11.4
Ubuntu 11.04
Apple MacOS X 10.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
openSUSE 11.3
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bits)
Linux Linpus 9.5
Red Hat Fedora 14
HP-UX 11i
Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)
Linux Linpus 9.4
Apple MacOS X 10.6
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
Red Hat Fedora 15
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)
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 Info unavailable
Printer output type Monochrome
Monochrome
Monochrome
Monochrome
Monochrome
Max Resolution B/W 1200 dpi
2400 x 600 dpi
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1200 dpi
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