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Brother HL-2140 Compact, Personal Laser Printer - HL-2140

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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!

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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!

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Fully meets expectations

by Bill Slate on 12/1/2008

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

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on 12/8/2008

As usual was fast and have had no problems with this printer. The Brother lasers are affordable and work great.

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Product Overview

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.


Manufacturer Brother
Mfg Part# HL-2140
SKU 206615074
UPC 012502619444
UPC 14 00012502619444
Fast print speed. A print speed of up to 23ppm enables users to quickly produce all of their letters, reports, spreadsheets and other documents.
High-quality laser printing. HQ1200 print resolution (up to 2400 x 600 dpi) will ensure that your letters, reports and documents always look their best.
Compact size. The HL-2140’s small footprint will conserve valuable workspace.
Convenient paper handling. The HL-2140 can meet all of your personal printing needs via a letter/legal paper tray that can hold up to 250 sheets of paper and a manual by-pass slot for printing envelopes and letterhead.
Simple to set up and operate. Designed for personal use, the HL-2140 is easy to set up and use. In addition, our user-friendly animated tutorials answer common maintenance and support questions.
Tech Specs
Print Technology B/W Laser Technology
Max. Black Print Speed 23ppm Black
Print Resolution (maximum dpi) HQ1200 (up to 2400 x 600 dpi)
Standard Paper Capacity (sheets) 250-Sheet Input Capacity
Optional Paper Capacity (sheets) No
Multi-purpose Tray Capacity Single-sheet manual bypass
Standard Interface(s) USB
Printer Driver Compatibility† Windows® Mac OS® & Linux
Emulation(s) GDI
Max. Monthly Duty Cycle 10,000 pages
Recommended Monthly Print Volume 250 to 2,000 pages
First Time to Print Less than 10 sec.
Standard Memory (MB) 8MB Memory
Optional Memory (MB) No
LCD Display No
CPU (Processor) Speed 181 MHz
Resident Fonts No
Toner Save Mode Yes
Media Type Plain, Bond, Envelopes, Labels, Transparencies
Paper Handling Size - Paper Tray Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6
Paper Handling Size - Manual Feed Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Envelopes, Custom Sizes (3.0-8.5" (w), 4.57-14" (l))
Sheet Weight - Paper Tray 16-28 lbs. (bond)
Sheet Weight - Manual Feed 16-43 lbs. (bond)
Output Paper Capacity (sheets) 100 sheets
Power Source AC 120V 50/60 Hz
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Power Consumption - Sleep/Standby/Peak 5W/80W/460W
Operating Env: Temperature 50-90.5 degrees F
Operating Env: Humidity 20-80% (w/out condensation)
Machine Noise (Standby/Operating) 30dB/51dB
Unit Dimensions (W"xD"xH") 14.5"x14.2"x6.7"
Unit Weight (lbs) 15.0 lbs.
Warranty 1 Year Limited
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