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Item#: N82E16828113160

brother HL Series HL-2040 Personal Up to 20 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

  • HL-2040
  • 2400 x 600 dpi
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With this Brother HL-2040 Laser Personal Monochrome Printer, you will get clear and sharp prints, at home or in the office. Its maximum printing capacity ranges from 11 to 20 pages per minute (ppm), with the first print off the mark in less than 10 seconds. The maximum duty cycle of this printer is 10,000 pages per month. This printer provides a resolution of 2400x600 dpi for sharp, detailed prints. The input capacity of this printer is 250 sheets for less hassle for refilling paper. It has an output capacity of 100 sheets.

The Brother HL-2040 printer has a built-in 8MB memory for more space in the print queue. It features a Fujitsu SPARClite processor, with a speed of 96 MHz. This processor can handle documents quickly and effortlessly, with USB and Parallel ports to attach external devices, and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS & Linux. The dimension of this printer is 14.6"x14.2"x6.5" and the weight is 14.3 lbs, which makes it easy to accommodate anywhere you want.

  • newegg Fast Print Speed The Brother HL-2040 features a fast black print speed of 20 ppm for efficient home or home office printing.
  • newegg Great Print Quality With a print resolution of up to 2400x600 dpi, the printer produces crisp and clean output for all of your personal and business documents.
  • newegg Versatile Connectivity The printer provides a USB 2.0 port for fast data transfer and convenient connections, as well as a parallel port for wide compatibility.

Learn more about the Brother HL-2040

General

Brand
brother
Series
HL Series
Model
HL-2040
Recommended Use
Personal
Dimensions
14.6" x 14.2" x 6.5"
Weight
14.3 lbs.

Printing

Output Type
Monochrome
Laser Technology
Laser
Black Print Speed
Up to 20 ppm
Black Print Quality
2400 x 600 dpi
Time To First Page (seconds)
Less than 10 sec.
Emulations
GDI
Max. Duty Cycle
Up to 10,000 pages monthly

Media Handling

Paper Trays, std.
1
Input Capacity, std.
250-Sheet
Output Capacity, std.
100-Sheet
Media Type
Plain, Bond, Envelopes, Labels, Transparencies
Media sizes supported
Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Envelopes, Custom Sizes (2.75-8.5" (w), 4.57-14" (l))

Ports

USB Ports
Yes
LPT Ports
Yes

Hardware SPEC

Noise Level (Approx.)
Standby/Operating: 30dB/51dB
Microprocessor Type
Fujitsu SPARClite
Processor(MHz)
96
Memory, std.
8 MB
Power Requirements
AC 120V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
Sleep/Standby/Peak : 5W/70W/450W

Compatibility

Windows Compatible
Windows 95/98/NT4.0/Me/2000/XP
Macintosh Compatible
Mac OS 9.1 - 9.2 ;Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • James T.
  • 1/29/2008 5:04:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShould be recalled.

Pros: Unit worked and printed properly
out of the box. Easy setup and
excellent XP driver.

Cons: Smacks of cheap Chinese through and
through, especially the quality
of the electronics. This machine
is a power HOG (!), causing lights
to dim noticeably and flicker even
on the best circuits. It's not
just annoying, but alarming.

Other Thoughts: Brother support techs lied directly
about the power consumption problem
and were evasive about providing
information on the rapid failure
of the toner drums occurring with
this model.
Shame on NewEgg for selling this
printer at any price.

Yet more Chinese junk destined to
occupy our landfills.

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  • Matthew R.
  • 1/23/2008 2:16:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laser for $70!!!

Pros: Awesome printer!!! Saves me time and $$$ for my online auction business. Shipping USPS postage from home and all invoices GREAT BUY!! NEWEGG RULES AS USUAL!!

Cons: NONE YET, perhaps the "starter" toner setup....

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  • Phuoc T.
  • 1/13/2008 12:26:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: -cheap laser printer
-it just works
-fast printing
-easy installation and set up

Cons: -no usb cable included :(

Other Thoughts: fast shipping by new egg: ordered Wednesday evening, received Friday afternoon.

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  • Andrew R.
  • 1/12/2008 4:47:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast and small. First page prints faster then most printers in this price range.

Cons: None

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  • Eric W.
  • 1/11/2008 6:00:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNewegg rocks

Pros: Nothing new here Newegg rocks as usual. I got this printer in one day! SWEET. Printer works as promised and for the price it is a good bang for the buck. Not too heavy either.

Cons: Wish they included some sample paper. I have to steal some from work haha.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/29/2007 10:58:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat printer low cost per page

Pros: This printer worked great right out of the box. Fast printing even the 1st page is fast. If you get generic toner the cost per page is less then one cent.

Cons: Comes with a starter toner, which is only good for 1,500 pages. A FULL toner will go 2,500 pages. "starter" toner and ink cartriges are somewhat common with new printers, so I still give it 5 stars.

Other Thoughts: Super fast shipping from Newegg with a great price. Great deal!

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  • Daniel C.
  • 12/28/2007 8:28:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent printer. Prints fast. And as always NewEgg shipping is extra fast.

Cons: None really. Powers up fast everything is just how I want it to be.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/21/2007 12:38:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat printer

Pros: great fast printer. everything that I expected

Cons: Has jammed a couple times in about 3 months - but has worked perfectly besides that.

Other Thoughts: purchased this printer while on sale and was worth every penny.

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  • Elizabeth M.
  • 12/19/2007 2:40:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for the buck

Pros: The printer arrived from Newegg very quickly and it works very nicely. It was quite easy to install. It prints very quickly compared to my 15 year old Epson ActionLaser and the resolution is so much better.

I haven't noticed much page curl as others have stated. What little bit there has been has been nominal at best. Honestly folks...for the price you pay for this printer...WHO CARES? If you perfection then buy a more expensive printer! This one is more than adequate for my purposes and it works quite well and that's all that matters.

I have been a loyal Epson customer for 15 years and this is my first non-Epson printer. I have to admit that I'm quite impressed with Brother on this one.

Cons: It is a little noisy. What makes the noise is the paper feeding out of the paper tray. No biggie and it's not that loud. But again, for the price I paid, WHO CARES? I don't.

Other Thoughts: The mail-in rebate offer that was available at the time I purchased it was processed and received by me very quickly. Brother was right on the ball.

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  • Joseph F.
  • 12/14/2007 9:32:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy

Pros: Very quiet when idling. I don't even notice it is on. First page comes out in 8 seconds when idling. Works with Windows 2003 and printer sharing.

Cons: Can't think of any.

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