Review of the Brother HL-4150CDN
Posted by Ink Oasis on 1/26/2012
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Individuals that are interested in the Brother HL-4150CDN are typically looking for a color laser printer that will fit into a medium sized home office. Even though it is not as fast as printers in a similar price range, it does appear to have better quality. That said, you may still want to look at multi-function units from Canon or HP in order to see if they have the same print quality plus a larger number of features at a lower price.
Brother HL-4150CDN Toner Cartridges and Drums Required
· TN310BK Black, TN310C Cyan, TN310M Magenta, TN310Y Yellow Standard Yield Toner Cartridges
· TN310BK Black, TN310C Cyan, TN310M Magenta, TN310Y Yellow High Yield Toner Cartridges
· DR 310CL Drum Cartridge approx 25000 pages.
Brother HL-4150CDN - Features
· Print direct from USB. Why waste time starting up your computer when you can simply print documents stored on a USB drive directly instead?
· Network compatible. If you want to share one printer amongst multiple computers, the Brother HL-4150CDN will easily suit your needs.
· Print from cell phone. Did you take pictures of friends or family members with your cell phone? Download one simple app and you can print them easily from your cell phone.
· Color laser printing. Enjoy all the advantages of crisp, clear color images for graphs, photos, and other important printing tasks.
What Users like about the product
· Good quality printing
· Fast color printing
Sonya J. – I was very impressed with the quality of both black and white and color prints from the Brother HL-4150CDN. Over the years, I have tried many kinds of printers, and have stayed away from Brother because they have a bad reputation. They must have created a special winner with this printer.
Jeffrey S. – I always wind up printing color brochures for one thing or another. That can be very time consuming with most printers. The Brother HL-4150CDN was certainly a present surprise in this arena. Aside from being ultra fast, the printing was sharp and suitable for my needs.
What users don't like about the product
· Must purchase 4 expensive cartridges
· Uses a lot of toner
Lydia G. – Many people will tell you that separate color cartridges will help you save money. I have never found that to be the case, including with the Brother HL-4150CDN. In fact, I was very upset with this printer, because it goes through both black and color toner so fast. It seems like they should have done a better job on this part of the printer.
Beth K. – I was very disappointed when this printer ran out of toner so fast. Even the black cartridge had to be replaced far sooner than expected.
Overall, we feel if you want a good quality color laser printer, the Brother HL-4150CDN should suit your needs. It should work well in a home office, as well as for college students that need to generate color graphs or other documents. That said, if you have a large number of printing jobs, toner cost may be problematic.