We have recently tested the HL3150CDN Color laser printer from Brother International Corporation, Japan. In this post, we give you a detailed review of the same.
Before we start our review, here are some key specifications of the same:
- Technology – Color LED
- Memory – 64 MB
- Processor – 333 MHz
- Duplex (2 sided print) – Automatic
- Connectivity – Hi Speed 2.0, Ethernet 10/100 Base TX
- Emulation – GDI
- OS Support – Windows, Mac OS & Linux
- Dimension- (WxDxH) – 410x465x240 mm (18.4 kg)
Our Experience and Features
The HL 3150 CDN is very easy to use plug and play solution in printing. We could use it very easily with a Windows PC without the need to manually install any software. It was automatically detected by Windows and Windows update downloaded and installed the required drivers and software.
It also has network connectivity option with a LAN cable wherein you can connect it to your network and use it to print from multiple PCs on the network by configuring as your network printer.
The speed of printing is impressively fast and the printing can be very easily done on both sides of the paper by just giving a command while printing. It helps in saving paper. Talking about the economy, it comes with 4 different toner cartridges which are fairly large in size and can print large number of pages very economically. The number certainly varies depending on the load and colours, you can see a detailed fact sheet here.
Printing speed is approx. 18 Pages per minutes which means that it does not make you wait too much to get your prints and you can save on time. Also the quality of the prints is clear and sharp.
It is a good quality colour printer for those who want a professional quality printer for office or SOHO kind of setups. With network capability, high speed and economy it offers, it is one of the attractive offerings in the market at present.
What We Like?
- Speedy printing
- Low cost of printing
- High quality of prints
- Network printing support
- Easy to setup
- Individual cartridges of 4 colors
- Compact in size
What Could Have Been Better?
- Noise levers are high during printing
- Boot time can be reduced