|Affordable, Compact Laser Printer for your Home or Home Office
The HL-2140 is a monochrome laser printer that features fast printing at up to 23 pages per minute and high-quality output. It also offers convenient paper handling via an enclosed 250-sheet capacity tray and a manual by-pass slot for printing envelopes and letterhead. In addition, the printer’s space-saving design will help maximize your desk or shelf space.
Customer Reviews of Brother HL-2140 Compact, Personal Laser Printer
Great printer and long cartridge life (with a smal3/29/2013
I have been very pleased with this purchased item. I was looking for an inexpensive way to meet my every day printing needs. This printer is prints clear, quickly and relatively quietly. It was not long before the toner cartridge that came with the printer was empty and I was getting messages to change the cartridge. I researched how a little black electrical tape on the eye window sensor would prolong the toner life, and I've been using the same toner cartridge for months since!
I bought this printer to use for black and white printing to save money on my color printer ink. This printer has done everything I have needed it for and it prints fast and efficient. I really like it and I have owned it for over a year.
Great bang for the buck!!!2/5/2011
I got this for $60 few weeks back and this thing is awesome. The print quality is great. I live in a fairly big apartment and when I turn this printer it dims all the lights in the house. It takes like 30-40 sec. to heat up. I feel like its using a lot power to print but i may be wrong. Anyway this is a great product and a must have if you are a student like me who have to print a lot of papers. It's defiantly worth more than paying for ink-jet cartridges. (BTW make sure you have a USB connection cable if you are buying this for your PC/Laptop, it does not come with one. I got mine from Fry's for 0.50 cents)
Brother Laser Printer1/2/2011
Installed for a PC with Vista. Easy to set up. No problems with the installation or downloading of printer drivers. Happy with purchase and performance.
Great Value - Great Printer!12/30/2010
I have very little tech computer knowledge and I was able to set up this printer very easily. I print about 10 pages per day. It has been working great and I have no complaints. The price was great and I'm happy.
So Far, So Good12/15/2010
Price was real concern for this purchase. Am using this basically as a quickie desktop printer for invoices and other short run print jobs. We also have a heavy-duty color copier that is linked to our desktops for big jobs. Was super-easy to set-up. Didn't even have to look at directions. Quality of printing is very good and cost per page seems very low. Very quiet at rest, normal laser printer noise in operation. Caveat: I only print about 5-6 pps a day from it.
I got this printer for $59.99 and even went for the $9.99 Square Trade 3-year warranty because the thing was so inexpensive it made me wonder about quality. Aside from not having the USB cable, this has been a great purchase. It warms up quickly and prints with very high quality. Some have complained about the toner cartridge only being 1,000 copies, but that's not such a big deal when the printer is only $60. I guess laser printers have reached the same state as ink jets where the replacement cartridges cost more than the printer...
We've been frustrated with ink jet printers for some time and have started transitioning to black and white laser printers. We also use a more expensive multi function laser but for our supplemental printers we chose two inexpensive Brother HL-2140s. So far they work great, fast prints of good quality with no hassles. Most of our prints from these units are for internal use but we also rely on them for retail labeling where print quality matters and these units perform without a hitch.
Picked this up for $60 to print B&W. The whole printer cost less than a set of cartridges for my ink jet. Also I get tired of worrying a print will smear if it gets wet, such as my holiday letter envelopes. It is a fast printer and hooked up easily. I did have a problem installing the drivers that came in the box on the CD. When I did install it I got an error that my config.sys file was corrupted and I could not boot my computer. I restored my backup image and then pulled a driver off the web and that worked fine. That is my rating of a 4.
Perfect for Home Printing11/26/2010
I bought this printer about 18 months ago for my daughter in college. Excellent print quality, very fast, and was able to get 800 pages from the starter cartridge. The cost of this printer was about what I would pay for a Lexmark cartridge. So much cheaper to operate than any other I have owned. I recently purchased a second one for myself and a refilled toner for my daughter's printer. Both are working fantasically. I would highly reccomend this printer to everyone!!
Great laser printer10/9/2010
Easy to set up, just read a few directions, load the software and it's ready to go. Buy.com also has best prices for the toner compared to O**ice M*x and O**ice Dep*t, by far. This is #5 Brother laser printer we are using. 'Nuff said.
Awesome printer, they dont provide a cable10/6/2010
This printer is great, it works so fast and is extremely quiet. Its a great value, but they don't include a USB cable with it which I found weird. But all in all, awesome deal!
WORST PRINTER EVER9/28/2010
Brother laser printers and customer service are the worst. This model is horrible quality and Brother tries to blame all the "hardware" problems on "software". I called to let them know the printer wasn't feeding. They tell me it's a Microsoft Word setting. However, the "customer service" rep wasn't listening to me. I told them that the printer would print from all applications a few times and then decide not to feed ANY paper for ANY application after that. Of course they still wanted to blame it on the software to shirk any responsibility for the fact that the stupid printer didn't feed.
Works With Linux Right Out of the Box9/15/2010
So far, so good. Uncrated the printer, installed the cart, loaded paper, plugged into the computer (Ubuntu distro of Linux), printer was immediately recognized by the computer. Was printing within five minutes of opening the box. Easy to set up, good quality output.
Nice Simple Laser Printer8/31/2010
Easy to install, very light & flimsy construction, but probably fine for the light duty home user. A bit slow to get the first page, but fast after warmup. Flawless install on Win XP. Blue LED button is a bit bright in the bedroom at night. Cartridges seem pretty reasonable. Nice print quality.
Drum lasted 2 months8/23/2010
OK, it's cheap, I'll give it that. But the drum went bad after two months of light printing, even before the toner had run out! (Yes, I do mean the DRUM.) A drum should last at the very least through two toner cartridges, not be smudging the paper before the first toner cartridge is expired. Of course I'll just buy another dirt cheap printer, because it's actually less money than buying a replacement drum and toner cartridge, as many people have realized. And so thousands of cheap printers go into the trash every month. What a waste...
In the past I always worked with laser printers at work and then went home to a disappointing inkjet printer. Lately, disgusted with performance issues and the cost of ink I decided to invest in this Brother Laser printer. I purchased this printer to compliment my office inkjet, so now I can scan or print color on the inkjet and print pretty must EVERYTHING else on the laser. Out of the box it was incredibly easy to install, does manual duplex like a charm, and shoots out prints reliably and lightning fax. I have printed 250 pages so far without hesitation or paperjams and the ink saver setting is a real plus. The quality of the prints are still excellent even on economy. I think this laser printer compares to any of the high dollar lasers I have at work. I love the tray that holds 250 pages at a time, and it is super quiet which was an unexpected plus. Also, speed of shipping was incredible. I received this item within 3 days of placing my order. Very satisfied customer here!
What a great addition to my home office. It has a bigger footprint than I expected, but average for lasers. It heats up quickly, is only moderately noisy, and spits out pages quickly. I was getting slight smudges on the first pages, but that was fixed by cleaning the drum unit with its green tab (slide the tab back and forth several times to clean the wire). You can set DPI at 300, 600 and 1200. There is a toner saver mode, which I think still looks great for regular printing too. The initial toner is apparently good for only about 1500 pages. I'd have expected more, but then again that's how any printer manufacturer makes the real money: selling you new toner and ink cartridges. And I did buy it for only $54 including shipping. My nighttime order was processed and *shipped* the next day, and because it was from a NJ warehouse, I got it the next day after that!
This is an awesome little laser printer. Arrived in no time, as all products ordered from Buy.com, worked right out of the box: very easy to setup. The quality of printouts is amazing. I would highly recommend this for home or office. And you cannot beat the price. I always compare prices before buying, and Buy.com wins in 99% cases.
I was tired of paying $ 80 every few months to keep feeding my Epson color inkjet when using it in B+W mode. Then this Brother Laser printer came through one day at $54, so I grabbed it and a spare box of toner. It works just like advertised on my Mac. Paper occasionally jams, but fixing that is a minor inconvenience, especially if the price of printing drops significantly. So far I'm impressed!
easy to use and good quality but a little noisy Delivery was quick
Unbelievable bang for the buck!2/9/2009
Considering I paid $70 after discounts, it is the best printer in the world! It's plenty fast for a desktop printer, very good quality printing and it looks like it produces a lot of pages per toner cartridge! For 85% of what my staff prints, this unit is amazing. I am quite happy.
I really like this printer, it is an excellent value. I can't imagine that more expensive printers do anything to make them worth the extra money (excepting wireless network printing). The only feature I am not fond of is the paper tray. On my last printer the paper was held in a slot on the rear of the printer, it is much easier to change from letter to legal than this printer allows.
I purchased this printer for $63.00, that is only $10.00 more than the cartridges for my inkjet, it will print about 1500 pages at 300 dpi compared to 250 to 300 for the inkjet. The quality of print is very good and the speed is excellent.It would be very cost effective at twice the price.
Another Quality Brother Product2/8/2009
I stick with Brother Products due to the fact that they have always offered excellent Mac Support. I currently use a MFC-8460N in my office and purchased this small laser for my son at college. He is very happy with both the print speed and quality. We considered changing to the 2170 due to its networking capability but how can you go wrong with this one for $60. Like all lasers, the initial toner cartridge only covers 2 to 3K pages but that should be expected when you pay the price of a single toner cartridge for both the printer and cartridge. The TN360 replacement cartridge will last us for years and it is available at a reasonable cost.
Excellent product at excellent price1/13/2009
The printer arrived amazingly fast. Hooked it up with no problems. Printed letters and envelopes and all seems great. Love the price.
Great Home Printer1/4/2009
Already owned this model as well as another Brother model; bought this for this model again for my mother. This is a great home use laser printer and would recommend it to anyone. I haven't had any issues with any of my Brother printers. It seems that buy.com routinely offers this printer at a sub $100 price. I bought one from Buy.com for $55 and the last one for $64, so it may be worth to add it to your watch list and wait it out.
Wow. A great buying experience. This was one of the fastest (and smooth) online transactions I have EVER made. Both Buy.com and the seller did an excellent job communicating where my product was and when it would arrive. The printer was at my door 3 days after I placed my order. I will continue to use Buy.com and recommend the site to others. Excellent value, super fast!! Very happy with the product.
As usual buy.com was fast and have had no problems with this printer. The Brother lasers are affordable and work great.
Fully meets expectations12/1/2008
This printer fully meets my expectations. Allows me to reserve ink jet printer for photos and other jobs requiring color. I am able to print wirelessly from my Apple Powerbook, using OSX10.4.11 via the Airport, or directly from my iMac which is connected to the Airport. I do recommend downloading the latest driver, which is always a good idea. Set up was very easy. A very good value for the money. Another great experience with buy.com.
The HL-2140 delivers as promised. The case feels much more solid than I expected for a printer in this price range. Setup was a snap, and it's just right for the home office. It even does a great job printing envelopes. The one thing I wish it had was a little more memory, but for what I paid, it handles text and the occasional graphics without a problem.
Perfect personal printer11/30/2008
Easy to set up, small footprint, quality of prints is great. Great alternative to an ink jet if you occasionaly print a few documents and envelopes.
Great value Laser printer11/22/2008
It is a great value and performance for this bargain Laser printer.
nice, economical printer11/18/2008
Great prints. Even good using toner save mode. As one reviewer stated getting 800 pages from the original toner cartridge, it ships with a starter 1000 page-rated toner. At the price I paid for a refurbished model and with the $20 rebate it's still a great bargain especially compared to inkjets. Some page curl printing both sides of thin paper. Aside from duplex allows for multiple pages on one sheet and one page enlarged onto multiple sheets.
Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer11/4/2008
This is my second HL2140. This one is a Christmas gift. Great for light to medium usage. Print quality is very sharp, and print speed is fast. My main use is printing letters and envelopes, and music for playing my trumpet. Shipping was fast. Very satisfied.
Great little printer11/2/2008
We use this printer for invoicing, printing shipping labels, general accounting work, etc... It performs very well and takes up little desk space, and after rebate the cost was almost the same as a toner cartridge alone - a very good deal. We have another one of these printers and a laser fax that use the same toner cartridges and drums, so the duplicity is handy. The initial toner cartridge that comes with the printer doesn't seem to last long, but those that we have purchased and installed afterwards last much longer.
Toner goes so fast10/1/2008
I was very happy with the product until the toner low sign was on after printing like 800 pages. Now, I am a bit pissed off about it: I need to spend another $30-40 to keep using. I don't feel this product as a bargain as I initially did.
The best price-efficient Laser Printer9/19/2008
it must be the best laser printer w/ only $50 AMR. performs really well without any problem. what i like the most is that the warming up is very short so that I can print it after seconds I turn it on. highly recommended!
pretty satisfied thus far...8/19/2008
It prints pretty quickly, doesn't take up too much space, and the output is good quality. For me, though, either the sleep mode does not work, or it is very loud for being in sleep mode.
just what I needesd at a fair price and functional item thamks
The printer is fast, quiet and prints well. To get this printer for this low of price is more like a steal than a deal. I own several Brother products in our small business and have always found them to be very reliable. Buy.com always comes through with good prices and fast shipping.
It prints just as those big laser printers8/13/2008
The installation is easy. BTW, you will need to have a USB cable which is not included. It prints fast and clear, even in the toner saving mode. It makes some noise during the starting up or waking up, but the printing itself is not too noisy. It has a power switch, so you can just turn it off if you don't want to hear that starting up noise each time your PC wakes up from the stand-by mode. It does not print on both sides by itself. Double side printing involves manual steps.
Quiet and prints fine. Paper draw is a little hard to open and printing back side a bit of a challenge with 20# paper, but well worth the price.
Buy.com ships fast.8/12/2008
Two days after my order the Brother 2040 laser printer was at my door. Incredible! was my reaction. I used the cd enclosed with the printer to install to Vista, and the device worked exactly as it should. It is much faster than the ink jet it replaces. Quiet enought. Oveall, I am very pleased with this printer.This my second purchase from Buy.com, and I am happy with their service.
Prints fast. Easy to setup. A little noisy on start. A great printer for SOHO use.
Great value if you need just text8/12/2008
Quick and easy to set up; didn't need the software (on XP). My third Brother printer, and I'll never switch -- in a word, they're trouble-free. (One is a multi, the other a fax, and this, which I use in a different location.)
Just what I expected...8/11/2008
I used to have an HP LaserJet that eventually went dead on me and this little laser printer works just as good if not better than my HP did. I really dig this printer and I'm extremely happy with my purchase overall
Right price, fuctionality, and performance8/11/2008
I have had no issues with the Brother printer I purchased. It was delivered on time, was easy to set up, and it is performing per the specs. I am using it on a 64bit version of Vista and all went smoothly. This printer has been a great replacement for my old, but reliable, HP 5L.
The value, performance, ease of use were a 5 out of 5 rating. The response time was exceptional which I rate as 5+. I will not hesitate purchasing future items from Buy.com. Thanks for a pleasant experience.
Its cheaper than buying a new drum unit for my old ones! Fast, low cost, compact. Making up for the days of the $300 units I been buying from brother for years.
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