What is it that attracts people to a certain printer? Depending on the needs of the consumer, there are so many options out there so it is important to know exactly what you are looking for. A large business in need of a high-speed device will not want the Brother HL-5050 laser printer, but home users may enjoy the simplicity and quality results.
If wanting to print in color, look elsewhere because the HL-5050 is a monochrome device using only black printer toner. The single Brother HL-5050 toner cartridge has a page yield of 3,300 pages, which should be good enough for any basic consumer. It provides professional-quality text documents and decent graphics. There is also a high capacity Brother HL-5050 toner cartridge that can yield as many as 6,500 pages. This should last any home or small office for months.
Replacement Brother HL-5050 toner is readily available online from various vendors. The manufacturer tends to charge an arm and a leg for replacement genuine Brother toner
. However, there are remanufactured toners online for less than half the price of the OEM.
Equipped with a standard memory of 16 MB that is upgradeable to 128 MB and a 133 MHZ processor, this device is truly a workhorse and will be an excellent addition to any home office. Weighing less than 35 pounds with the toner cartridges
, it will not be hard to move around the house or install. It also has a small frame, measuring 10x15x15 inches, ensuring it will fit on any desk top.
Regardless of the type of operating system your computer runs on, the HL-5050 will work with it. Though it does not have built-in networking, it can be added for an additional fee, which seems strange considering other models made with networking included are sold for the same price. Either way, the Brother HL-5050 is a solid choice.