Summary: I purchased this to supplement our networked printer. Seemed like a great idea since it uses the same toner cartridge as the 2240. When the 2240 prints it seems like a nice printer (though it is unusually noisy). Unfortunately, it has many quirks that can be wasteful and irritating. I actually like this printer 80% of the time. The rest of time I want to throw it out the window.
Summary: I agree with former customers- the product claims that one toner cartridge can print out many pages, but I have not foudn this to be true. I have had this for one semester during graduate school, and it is already out of toner. It is not possible that I have printed the number of pages the company claims one toner cartridge can print.
Summary: I purchased a Brother HL-2240D for my home office in November 2012, replacing a earlier Brother model that had functioned without fault for 6 years. Working in IT support, I prefer HPs, but don't need the functionality for my small office. I moved the printer stand this morning, disconnecting the printer's power cord after turning off my computer, and disconnecting the USB connection from its hub.
Summary: Printers are following the "razor and blades" business model. They are sold at a very low price. Manufacturers then make up the profit by selling cartridges at a ridiculously high price. In this case, the cartridge is half the price of the printer. All Brother monochrome printers look extremely similar. The flagship model is HL2270DW now Brother Printer HL2270DW Wireless Monochrome Printer . I suggest that you buy that printer instead. That printer is constantly on sale.
Summary: Most of my printing is duplex to help save the earth, and as my very reliable Brother HL5150D printers are wearing out (after many tens of thousands of pages) I decided to replace with another Brother. Ordered two, and the duplexer on each started jamming after a dozen pages or less. Both went back to Amazon. Installation and print quality were fine so I can't say anything about other uses not relying on the duplexer.
Summary: I purchased this printer as an additional laser printer. I also own the Brother HL-2140 which is highly rated. I ended up returning this printer and will get another HL-2140. This printer is very noisy. The fan stays on for almost 1/2 hour after the last document is printed. The fan on the HL-2140 would turn off after a minute or two after the last document is printed. The fan can be heard across the room and is too much if you sit near the printer.
Summary: Bought this printer for my dad's birthday about 2 months back. It's supposed to print up to 1000-2000 pages, but the 'toner low' light came on after 200 pages according to my parents. They were printing texts and not large area of black photos or anything, so most likely the toner was almost empty on arrival. Wanted to contact for replacement but could not find anywhere to do this. That aside, I think my parents said the machine itself works well and was easy to setup.
Summary: Искал в магазин аналог по цене/качеству внезапно исчезнувшего из продажи Ксерокс Phaser 3155. Разочаровался в Бразере в момент первого же запуска. Сравнивая с Phaser 3155: СтОит HL-2240R в полтора раза дороже, при этом содержит вышеназванные недостатки. Из достоинств: не нужно тратить несколько минут на расчиповку, ресурс картриджа чуть повыше. Брать не рекомендую.
Cons: Шумный, аки пылесос, шумит даже в режиме простоя; потребляемая мощность тоже, как у пылесоса (куда ему столько? сравните с аналогами); при печати с ручного лотка часто зависает, лечится только перезагрузкой принтера; сборка не внушает доверия, все люфтит.