Brother HL-2700CN Color Laser Printer ReviewPosted on 2005-09-06 17:53:12 by LSDsmurf
This printer prints both color and black & white at resolutions as high as 2,400 x 600 dpi with a speed of 31 black & white pages per minute and 8 colour pages per minute. It has a 300MHz integrated processor along with 64MB memory to ensure smooth printing of large and complex documents.
I did some research and felt that the Brother offered better value than the HP color laserjets. The toner seems quite expensive, but it comes with toner about half-full. The printer is very heavy, but once I got it out of the box, the step-by-step directions to remove the protective packaging were exquisitely easy to understand. (I am gratified that a company took the effort to really make directions logical and easily understood!)
Installing the software was SIMPLE and I was up and running on my home wireless network very quickly. It spits out full-color as fast as a copy machine spits out paper. The quality is great for PowerPoint slides, but not terrific for photographs.
No more telling my kids they can't print their computer art because the inkjet takes 10 minutes -- we print a lot now! It does take one or two minutes to warm up from sleep mode.
I have read reviews complaining that it is noisy when it comes out of sleep mode -- this is true, although since I have a basement home office it's not an issue for me.