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Should You Buy a Brother Laser Printer?

Updated 20 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Brother Laser Printer?

Brother is one of the most popular laser printer brands as well as being well known for it's inkjet printers.

If you are wondering how Brother laser printers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 680+ laser printers by objectively and impartially analysing over 3,600 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Brother are recognised for their good selection of popular laser printers and start at $67 for the HL-1212W which has a print speed of 20ppm and is a 2400 x 600 laser printer and go up to $430 for the HL-L6300DW which has a print speed of 46ppm and is a 1200 x 1200 laser printer. The average price of a new Brother laser printer is $248.

Brother are recognised for their good selection of popular laser printers.

Is Brother the Best Laser Printer Brand?

So are Brother laser printers any good? We give every laser printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all laser printers we are able to impartially rank all the laser printer brands.

Brother is ranked the No. 3 best laser printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Brother is the 3rd best laser printer brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
108 reviews
#2
HP
United States
87%
87%
631 reviews
#3
Japan
85%
85%
2 reviews
#4
82%
82%
121 reviews
#5
South Korea
81%
81%
1,407 reviews
#6
OKI
79%
79%
10 reviews
#7
Japan
79%
79%
308 reviews
#8
78%
78%
117 reviews
#9
United States
71%
71%
2 reviews
#10
66%
66%
1 review
#11
Pantum
60%
60%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Brother laser printers compare to the other laser printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All laser printer Brands
Brother Laser Printers

Brother have better reviews than the typical laser printer brand, with the average rating of a Brother laser printer being 66%. Brother also have a number of great features including iPrint&Scan which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Brother laser printers available compared to other laser printer brands, with only 29 Brother laser printers currently on the market in the United States. Brother laser printers also tend to be cheaper than most other laser printer brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$461
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $8,599
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$248
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,749
Price Distribution of Brother Laser Printers

What Do the Brother Laser Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Brother laser printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Brother and then compared this to the other laser printer brands.

5 stars
0
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Brother has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its laser printers than most other laser printer brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews for Brother laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 80% across all laser printer brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Brother laser printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other laser printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score HP Canon Xerox Samsung Lexmark Brother
PC Mag logo
74%
11 reviews
71%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
72%
5 reviews
70%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
computershopper.com logo
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
79%
1 review
74%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
alphr.com logo
100%
1 review
67%
2 reviews
83%
1 review
83%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
57%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Techradar logo
100%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
2 reviews
pcquest.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
Mac World logo
60%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
62%
11 reviews
55%
3 reviews
74%
10 reviews
60%
9 reviews
63%
4 reviews
Average
75%
47 reviews
71%
41 reviews
80%
29 reviews
75%
28 reviews
73%
17 reviews
70%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Brother Laser Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Brother laser printers. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular laser printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning laser printers

Number of Awards HP Canon Xerox Samsung Lexmark Brother
buyerslab.com logo
2
3
4
2
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
betterbuys.com logo
4
computershopper.com logo
2
1
1
PC Mag logo
3
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
1
in.pcmag.com logo
1
Digital Versus logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
pcworld.pl logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
au.pcmag.com logo
1
Total
13
8
12
7
8

Features to Look Out For On Brother Laser Printers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Brother laser printers that set them apart from the competition. These include iPrint&Scan.

Brother IPrint&Scan

Brother laser printers that feature iPrint&Scan include the Brother DCP1612WVB ($272).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Brother Laser Printer?
Is Brother the Best Laser Printer Brand?
What Do the Brother Laser Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Brother Laser Printers Received?
Features to Look Out For On Brother Laser Printers
Brother IPrint&Scan

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