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Should You Buy a Brother Laser Printer?

Matthew
Updated 30 January 2021
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should you buy a Brother Laser Printer?

Brother is well known for its 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 710+ laser printers by objectively and impartially analysing over 4,900 user and expert reviews and 70+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Brother are recognised for their good selection of popular laser printers and start at $89 for the HL-L2300D which has a print speed of 26ppm and is a 2400 x 600 laser printer and go up to $378 for the HL-L8350CDW which has a print speed of 30ppm and is a 2400 x 600 laser printer. The average price of a new Brother laser printer is $252.

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. 10 best laser printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Brother is the 10th best laser printer brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
109 reviews
#2
HP
United States
95%
95%
1,167 reviews
#3
86%
86%
367 reviews
#4
Japan
81%
81%
300 reviews
#5
OKI
81%
81%
10 reviews
#6
South Korea
80%
80%
1,370 reviews
#7
79%
79%
143 reviews
#8
United States
71%
71%
2 reviews
#9
71%
71%
1 review
#10
Japan
68%
68%
0 reviews
#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

There's a smaller selection of Brother laser printers available compared to other laser printer brands, with only 16 Brother laser printers currently on the market in the US. Brother laser printers also tend to be cheaper than most other laser printer brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Brother have a number of interesting features including Google Cloud Print, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$326
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $9,499
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$252
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,499
Price Distribution of Brother Laser Printers

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 received by 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 Xerox Canon Samsung Lexmark
buyerslab.com logo
2
2
4
2
PC Mag logo
3
1
1
betterbuys.com logo
5
computershopper.com logo
1
2
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
Techradar logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
pcworld.pl logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
2
2
Total
14
20
7
9
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 Google Cloud Print.

Brother Google Cloud Print

Brother laser printers that feature Google Cloud Print include the Brother HLL2350DW ($170).

What is the Best Mid-Range Brother Laser Printer?

Brother HLL3210CW

$229.69
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Brother HLL3210CW
2400 X
600
DPI
18ppm
PRINT SPEED
14s
TIME TO FIRST
45dB
PRINT NOISE
250 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

A great mid range choice, priced at $229.69 is the Brother HLL3210CW, which has a Kagoo Score of 59.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi-Fi
Quieter than average printing noise level (45dB)
Supports Direct printing (PictBridge)
Supports secure printing

A good spec but 2 year old 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer.

76
Features
Good Features
59
Kagoo Score
Average

The cheapest price that we could find for the HLL3210CW in the US is $229.69 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Brother Laser Printer?
Is Brother the Best Laser Printer Brand?
How Many Industry Awards Have Brother Laser Printers Received?
Features to Look Out For On Brother Laser Printers
Brother Google Cloud Print
What is the Best Mid-Range Brother Laser Printer?

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