Summary: I purchased this unit to replace another same model printer that had just recently died. I have used Brother laser printers exclusively for the last 5 years and have been extremely pleased with the performance. This printer has a rugged heavy feel to it. Print speeds are very quick and noise factor is minimal. As with most printers though, the expense for consumables is expensive compared to the fairly purchase price point for the initial investment in a printer.
Summary: This is a great color laser pinter for a home or small office. Print quality is excellent. High capacity, in box, cartridges make it a cost effective solution when compared to other printers in it's price range. I unpacked the unit loaded the toner cartridges and had it connected to my network within 30 minutes. USB 2.0 and Ethernet connect-ability allow users the best choice for their work environment. The unit weighs in at 53 lbs.
Summary: I bought a Brother HL-4040CN at the local big box office supply store to print invoices and business cards in color. The price was right and the prints were beautiful in the store. Over the course of a year and TWO months, it ran fine. The week before it died, I checked the page count... 480 pages. Then one morning I turned it on and only the fans spun. Otherwise, nothing. I called Brother and they were totally unwilling to help.
Summary: After doing quite a bit of research online I purchased a Brother HL4040CN color laser printer for my home office. I was looking for an entry level color laser that would do a good job and not cost over $300. While there were cheaper color laser printers out there they did not have very good reviews.
Summary: This is my first laser printer. The set-up was fairly easy although I did have to do a re-install because I had trouble with the networking in our home office computers. I was pleased with quality of the prints both for presentations and picture quality. Only con is when I do print pictures from my computer many don't line up correctly one side does have a border and the other end bleeds off the page.
Summary: I bought this printer because of the price of the toners. All other products are extremely expensive compared to the brother color laser. I am completely satisfied with this purchase and I will always buy Brother over any other brand.