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Should You Buy a Brother Laser Printer?

Matthew
Updated 18 September 2020
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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 60+ user and expert reviews and 2 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 $412 for the HL-L8360 which has a print speed of 31ppm and is a 2400 x 600 laser printer. The average price of a new Brother laser printer is $251.

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. 6 best laser printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Brother is the 6th best laser printer brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
0 reviews
#2
HP
United States
94%
94%
54 reviews
#3
85%
85%
4 reviews
#4
Japan
78%
78%
4 reviews
#5
71%
71%
1 review
#6
Japan
69%
69%
0 reviews
#7
OKI
67%
67%
0 reviews
#8
South Korea
66%
66%
0 reviews
#9
65%
65%
0 reviews
#10
United States
65%
65%
0 reviews
#11
Pantum
59%
59%
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 15 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 $6,999
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$251
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $4,699
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
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1
Total
1

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 HLL3270CDW ($250).

What is the Best Mid-Range Brother Laser Printer?

Brother HLL3270CDW

$249.99
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Brother HLL3270CDW
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2400 X
600
DPI
24ppm
PRINT SPEED
14s
TIME TO FIRST
47dB
PRINT NOISE
250 Sheets
STANDARD
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A great mid range choice, priced at $249.99 is the Brother HLL3270CDW, which has a Kagoo Score of 62.

Features We Love:
Google Cloud Print
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports duplex printing
Quieter than average printing noise level (47dB)

A good spec but only moderate value for money 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a touchscreen.

76
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
62
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HLL3270CDW in the US is $249.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Brother Laser Printer?

Brother HLL8360CDW

$349.99
Adorama
Brother HLL8360CDW
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Brother HLL8360CDW
2400 X
600
DPI
31ppm
PRINT SPEED
15s
TIME TO FIRST
49dB
PRINT NOISE
500 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

If you're looking for a high end Brother laser printer then the Brother HLL8360CDW takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 67, but is a bit more expensive at $349.99.

Features We Love:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports colour printing
Quieter than average printing noise level (49dB)
Supports duplex printing
Touchscreen

A good spec and cheap 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a touchscreen.

78
Features
Good Features
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
73
Value for Money
Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HLL8360CDW in the US is $349.99 but in total we found only 2 prices 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?
What is the Best High End Brother Laser Printer?

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