Though it was recently discontinued, the Brother HL-5150 could be a great addition to your small to midsized office. The unit itself is still easy to find new and used online, and compatible Brother HL-5150 toner cartridges can be found at multiple online and in store locations. This laser printer offers everything you'd expect from a laser printer, like fast speeds and high quality. It is a monochrome unit, meaning only black-and-white images and text can be created with it. If you are looking for a multi-function Brother printer, the Brother MFC-7340 toner
printer is rated very highly.
Weighing 26.2 pounds with the Brother toner cartridge
installed, which is pretty light weight for a medium sized offices. The size is relatively compact too, with dimensions of 15x15.8x9.9 inches. Plain paper, bond paper, labels, envelopes and transparencies all are supported by this machine, and most standard sizes of each will work well.
One black Brother HL-5150 toner cartridge comes with purchase of the printer. Because this is a monochrome unit, only that printer toner is needed. It has a page yield of 3,500 pages, which will last users a fair amount of time; however, higher capacity toners are available for an additional cost which can yield up to 6,700 pages.
While the price tag on the Brother HL-5150 toner may seem a little pricey, the cost per page is very low. Remanufactured versions of the printer toner are, however, a great money saver.
Consumer reviews of the Brother HL-5150 are all around positive. Users find it to be easy to use and simple to set up. Its low upfront price is often praised by buyers, and its fast speeds get a lot of positive feedback. The inexpensive price tag on Brother HL-5150 toner cartridges is by far the consumer's favorite aspect. In addition, because the printer is monochrome the only color toner
cartridge to be purchased is black. The only negative thing to say about this printer is that it is known to get printer jams quite often. For the most part, though, the HL-5150 is impressive and an excellent addition to any office.