Summary: They say the cartridge did not last for the advertised 700 pages, and only printed 300 or 400 pages. The professional reviewers recommend buying a high-yield toner cartridge that can print about 1,500 pages at a reasonable cost. Some customer reviewers at Amazon.com report that the printer stops printing when the toner is low, but before the cartridge is empty.
Pros: Excellent text print quality, Small and lightweight, Auto duplexing mode, Wired and wireless networking options
Cons: Mediocre photo and graphics quality, Starter toner cartridge doesn't last long
Summary: For small businesses and workgroups looking for a heavy-duty color laser printer, the Brother HL-4570CDW offers a lot of advantages, including wireless, automatic duplex printing, and fast printing. Be warned that it will take up a lot of space, and if you print a lot you'll want to upgrade to the high-yield toner cartridges. I liked the USB slot right on the front of the machine.
Pros: Very fast, Built-in duplex printing, Wired / Wireless networking built in, USB port up front, Minimal paper curl
Cons: Tiny LCD screen hard to see and read, Wireless setup was tricky, Need a separate tray for high-capacity printing
Summary: The Brother HL-2270 laser printer offers a lot of the conveniences of heavier-duty Brother laser printers such as the Brother HL-5370DW , such as wireless networking and built-in duplexing--and it's about a hundred dollars cheaper. Where the 5370DW has a few extra perks such as a 50-sheet bypass tray (where the 2270DW has only a single-sheet bypass tray), the cheaper printer easily competes with its more expensive cousin and is highly recommended.
Pros: Very fast, Built-in duplexer, Wired / Wireless networking built in and easy to set up, Small footprint, Inexpensive
Cons: Single-sheet manual feed slot, No mobile-printing or memory-card printing
Conclusion: With excellent quality print and a fairly speedy ppm time combined with a sharp, but inconspicuous design, it’s hard not to recommend the Brother HL-2270DW . Its cheap price means that the feature set is minimal – this really is “just a printer ” – and it won’t be able to handle the high workload of larger office spaces, but for small business or the home, the HHL-2270DW laser printer offers more than enough, at excellent value.
Conclusion: What's a mark of a well designed and high functioning printer in this editor's humble opinion? Not being able to think of one con off the top of my head after testing. And even after I thought about potential cons for a while, I realized the only issue I had with the HL-2270dw was that I couldn't cancel a job or navigate printer settings, etc. using the printer's control panel (since technically the HL-2270dw doesn't have a control panel).
Excerpt: Smaller businesses looking for a mono A4 laser printer for single-user or small workgroup environments are likely to find devices like the Xerox Workcentre 3550 prohibitively expensive. A far cheaper, but still very capable solution for those firms comes from Brother's new range, with the HL-2270DW sitting at the top of the pile.
Excerpt: Product: Brother HL2270-DW Laser Printer Supplier: Brother MSRP: $149.99 Find Lowest Price @ PriceGrabber Author: Bill Date: March 15, 2011 Brother’s small/home office laser printer line has been on the bench before, but the HL2270-DW is the newest offering with the widest set of features. The “DW” in the model name indicated a duplexing printer with wireless networking. For an inexpensive model, these are extremely rare features to see.