Paul Rosenberg "Yes, I actually read it befor..., Amazon
5 October 2013
Summary: We have owned a few Brother printers, and we like how inexpensive they are. Also, they performed well enough and were reliable. This one, however is the worst printer I have ever used. Frequent jams, numerous errors without seeming cause and a toner cartridge with the lifespan of a housefly. This has been nothing but trouble from day one, but being a printing technician myself, I was able to keep it running through the first 30 days. That was my big mistake.
Summary: I purchased this printer in April 2013. I haven't had the issue with the overly loud fan that many people reported and I am pretty noise sensitive. What I wish I had known before purchasing this printer is the way the paper feeds. Unfortunately this is something you can't tell by the box until you use it.
Summary: I wish I had learned my lesson from my previous experiences with the Brother 2170. Alas, after reading glowing reviews, right here on amazon.com about the 2240 and how much better it was, I have discovered, it is now actually, somehow, some way, worse. Right out of the box, I have had nothing but trouble. Loading drivers onto my Windows 7 PC was easy. So give them kudos for easy set up. But in terms of you know, actually printing something, forget about it.
Summary: I have been using HL2240 for many years and it is a work horse. Unfortunately, this unit I bought only lasts for about 45 days. I only use Original Brother toner so it is not the cause of the problem. The product doesn't live up to my expectation and something is very wrong. I will never buy printer online again because I spent more money at the end.
Summary: I wish I had not bought this printer. The toner cartridges for it have very little capacity to print, the manual feed does not work at all and the whole thing feels like a cheap piece of crap. Save your money and look at other printers.
Summary: The documentation claims automatic duplex (two-sided) printing. However, after we installed the printer (which took several tries on the Windows 8 software), when we tried to change the printer properties to duplex, the only options were "none", "duplex (manual)" and "booklet (manual)". Clicking the duplex (manual) popped up the instruction to open the back of the machine and insert the paper. Not automatic at all.
Sounds like a distant motorcycle idling, WAAY too loud!
G. Bracken, Amazon
1 December 2012
Summary: I KNOW that fan technology has come far enough over the years for a manufacturer to make a 'quiet' fan for a machine like a computer or printer. Brother obviously ignored that technology and forgot to install a muffler on this printer.... Upon plugging it in and turning it on, I was greeted with a throaty growl noise that sounded like it was coming from the next room. I waiting for the noise to subside, thinking it was just warming up, etc.
Summary: This printer is not compatible with Windows 8. There are no drivers available. I called the manufacturer and they suggested I wait "just a few months". I would really like to use this printer. Sadly the cost to ship it back for replacement will be close to cost of the printer itself. -- Edit 11/2/2013 -- Windows 8 drivers are now available! I just happened to give this a try again with Windows 8 and it downloaded the drivers from Windows Update.
Summary: I bought this for a project I was doing on my Mac. I have yet to have it work with any of my Macs. I got it to work with my PC lap top but what a project on top of a project that was. I would NOT recommend this printer for any computer. I have not seen it print anything I can read even though I installed it with the CD. So I have a useless printer. I am going back to my HP printers that install and work on both my PC and Mac.