When looking for a monochrome laser printer, there are many different things to look for. Most basic models will contain a few special features that make it different from most of the competition. In the case of the Brother HL-1650, there is a backlit display on the top panel featuring 3 LCDs. This display will allow users to navigate through the features simply. It also provides an alert when Brother HL-1650 toner is running low and needs to be replaced.
Replacement Brother HL-1650 toner cartridges are available from the manufacturer. However, these days, major manufacturers tend to lower the upfront price of a unit and then jack up the prices of replacement toners. That is why third party vendors produce remanufactured printer toner— to save money while still printing with exceptional quality. Using new or remanufactured Brother HL-1650 toner, a maximum resolution of 600 dpi can be reached.
Regardless of the size of the office, this unit should fit in comfortably. It weighs 40 pounds with the Brother toner
and has a hefty frame, though it will fit on any desk or table. If you need a smaller printer, consider the Brother HL-2140 toner
printer instead. The HL-1650 connects to a computer via USB or parallel port, and it does not offer wireless connection. It does, however, have networking options that can be purchased separately.
The single black Brother HL-1650 toner cartridge that comes with the unit can yield 3,300 pages and produce 16 pages per minute. There is a high-capacity version available as well, and it has a page yield of 6,500 pages. Either one of these toner cartridges
will appease the needs of most homes, but some offices may find themselves in need of replacements often. In the case, the remanufactured toner would be the best bet. Overall, the HL-1650 is not the best model on the market, but it is a workhorse that will provide efficient printing for any office.