Conclusion: The Brother HL-2070N laser printer offers fast performance for the price, excellent text quality, a network connection, and a 250-sheet paper capacity, which is ample for a home or small office. But graphics and photos leave much to be desired.
Pros: Compact size. Excellent text quality. Network connection. Good performance for the price, particularly for graphics and text.
Cons: Photo quality is a weak point, and graphics output is only fair. Output tends to curl.
Excerpt: There are few network-ready mono lasers on the market for less than £200, so Brother's HL-2070N is promising. Its quoted 20-page per minute (ppm) maximum speed and 10 seconds time-to-first-page compare well to similarly priced printers, such as Hewlett-Packard's LaserJet 1160, but most of these lack a standard network port. The HL-2070N is aimed at small workgroups and home offices, where Brother sees it working alongside a colour inkjet.
Excerpt: We're impressed with the new styling of Brother's printers. At only 166mm high, the HL-2070N is the shortest printer on test this month, the strange shape making it look unique, rather than stupid. We also like the simple, but effective, status lights for the toner, drum and paper, coupled with a simple 'Ready' button. When you hold this down for four seconds, it also acts as a job cancel button.