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Brother-hl-2280dw.33284951
9.3 out of 10

Brother HL-2280DW

Monochrome Laser Printer with Convenience Copying and Color Scan Read more

Great Deal: $99.99

Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-2280DW

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Overall 4
4.0

Prints great, noisy fan

npolite, Staples
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I have this printer for almost a week now. It prints fast and the prints are excellent. Warm up takes around 10-15 seconds before printing. Now on to the bad parts. 1) The fan is extremely loud. I have a Dell color LED printer and the noise on this is louder. 2) After the printing is done, this printer takes 10 minutes before it shuts off. The Dell I own takes 5 minutes and my HP LaserJet 1100 (yes it is old) is off after the last print.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Print quality 6
6.0
Speed performance 6
6.0

Printer thinks toner is low and won't print not lo

Alan, Bestbuy
30 May 2014
  • Summary: Someone should have alerted me to this problem, it seems to be well know. Printer will not print if toner is low or if printer mistakenly thinks toner...
  • Cons: Printer thinks toner low when not low
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Overall 4
4.0

Unsure

MaryG, Staples
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: It makes great copies! However, setup was challenging. For whatever reason whenever I print wirelessly, it tells me the device is not on YET when looking directly at the the printer why yes it is. I am uninstalling and reinstalling and am ever hopeful. More to come...
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Overall 4
4.0

love the printer, but...

disappointed, Staples
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This printer is awesome and fast, BUT it will not scan. It will not install properly. We took the first one back, got another one and same thing. After researching the problem, we've found that we're not alone, its something that the company needs to fix, but hasnt. We're taking this one back too and will probably have to go back to HP. So research it before you buy it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just OK

DMS, Staples
4 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This copier/printer is slow, the scanner is not user friendly when attaching more than one page to an email and there is no document feeder for multiple pages to copy. I do not recommend this for business use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Jack of most trades, master of none

radevil, Staples
17 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This printer does a lot of things for very little money but doesn't do anything well enough to recommend it. The envelope and manual page feed gives a jam message most of the time and is unusable. Print output is average at best - not bad for the price. The scanner works well for quick scans to a PDF but everything is scanned as a color document, no matter what the original is. Therefore, file sizes are quite large.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Jams Easily
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

ajack123, Walmart
24 December 2013
  • Summary: was not at all what i thought when i ordered it~ so i sent it back~ was same price as all-in-one of same brand ~
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Overall 4
4.0

MAC Driver Problems

Dave, Staples
20 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this 2280DW printer to replace my 2270DW that I've been very happy with but I need the capability to Scan/Copy. I have a iMac desk computer and a Macbook Pro laptop connected to the 2270DW through a wireless router. I plan on giving the 2270DW to a family member. My new HL-2280DW CD for MAC drivers did not include latest operating system OS X 10.9.1 (or any above 10.6) therefore no wireless connection and inability to add the new printer.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable
  • Cons: Hard Setup
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Overall 4
4.0

DOESN'T AIRPRINT BUT IT IS GOOD IF NOT L

dalemurphy, Staples
12 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I was only using this wirelessly- If you want wirelss printing for apple products this is not your printer- you must use the brother app for the wireless printer which is a pin when it comes to printing websites. I could not figure out how to print email.. it does print docs well wirelessly.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Durable construction, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Low toner consumption, Reliable, Sharp detail
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Overall 4
4.0

Toner expenses high vs output quantity

Board Pres, Staples
21 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The cost for a toner is high when you count the actual number of pages produced. Would be just as cost effective to merely bring the originals to Staples for copying on their machines. Too easy to accidentally return the spent toner cartridge WITH the drum cartridge attached and Staples does not always check the return box to see if the drum cartridge is attached - drum is over $100 cost.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use
  • Cons: Too much toner used
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