Need a monochrome laser printer for your small or midsized office with a monthly duty cycle up to 20,000 pages? If so the Brother HL-5140 could be great for you. Using the Brother HL-5140 toner, it can produce fast speeds of up to 21 pages per minute. Though it won't print in color, for those needing only black-and-white prints, it's hard to find a better fit on the market. With 16 MB of memory and a first page out printing time of less than 10 seconds, the 5140 adds convenience to your office. Windows and Mac compatible, you will be able to easily set it up and use it as soon as you open the box it comes in. It doesn't copy, scan or fax, but it does simple printing and does it well.
The black Brother HL-5140 toner cartridge is all that is needed for printing. The toner cartridge
can last up to 3,500 pages, but it can be purchased in a higher capacity version that lasts for 6,700 pages. For those who find genuine Brother toner
to be too expensive, remanufactured versions of Brother HL-5140 toner are available for a fraction of the OEM price.
Users have mixed opinions of the HL-5140. On the positive side of things, most users can agree that it has great speeds and reliable quality. Its compatibility with multiple operating systems and short first page out time has also been positively reviewed. The low upfront price and inexpensive price tag of Brother HL-5140 toner cartridges are also applauded. Negative reviews are not as common as positive ones, but they are out there. A few consumers are disappointed with the manual duplexer and the fact that envelopes are not compatible with this machine; they will not feed properly. Paper jams are also an issue.