Summary: Brother HL-1650 is very fast. It not only prints fast, but also heats up fast when turned on or getting out of sleep mode. The built-in duplex printing is great. One minor problem: the Windows printer driver seems to always use the same paper tray, even the same document contains both letter and...
An excellent bang for the buck 1200 dpi laser printer
3 May 2004
Summary: This Brother HL-1650 is a surprising great workhorse. Its as solid as the HP 5MP it replaced and prints a realistic 14 ppm. Since I use the printer mostly with accounting software, I gave it 4 stars and not 5. Reason being that I use pre-printed checks with this printer.
Summary: My background: I'm a mac addict law student and need a laser printer for my legal work and class outlines. I shopped around a lot for a new laser printer. I was going to buy an HP but my budget was $450. Unfortunately, I did not like the design of the low cost HP laser printers.
Summary: I have been a HP laser printer since de mid 80s. Over a year ago I switch to Brother because of the added features this printer had as standard. The automatic duplex printing is a great feature and I am hooked on it. The price tag is fantastic.
Summary: Just for kicks, I thought I'd post an update. I bought this printer in 2002. Here it is, almost 10 years later, and it's still my only printer. It got me through graduate school, the dissertation, and now speeding towards tenure. I only had to buy a new toner cartridge 3 times in the last 10 years.
Summary: It was the absolute easiest thing I have ever installed on a computer. I literally just had to hook it up and turn on my computer and it did the rest (Windows XP). As for printing, it has been supurb.
Summary: I bought this printer about a month ago because of the rebate and the fact that it has an automatic duplexing feature. At work I have the hp 2200 duplex printer that costs several hundred dollars more and at home I have an NEC laserjet (non-duplex) which I feel is poorly built and designed.
Summary: Be alert on this machine. I don't know if the folowing is true of PC users, but I am a Macintosh user and I purchased it recently expecting to be able to effortlessly plug in my G4 and my wife's iMac G3 through the USB Printer Sharing.
Good features, poor quality, breaks down fast. Name the brand "Oh, Brother!"
clarita apple, Amazon
12 January 2004
Summary: I bought this printer in March 2002 and the price was very right for the features. I particularly like the duplex printing feature. However, be forewarned that Brother does not provide good Mac support or drivers. Not all the features are supported on Mac computers.