Summary: This is my "go to" printer. Duplexing, networking is built-in. Consumable supplies are inexpensive, and there are "5-in-1" multifunction machines which use the very same consumables, and that is a plus, as I have both types of machines. I saved a lot by buying a refurb, and I would certainly do it again (and I did, too). Expandable to 512 MB of RAM through a generic SO-DIMM (competitor HP requires a special "parity" DIMM for such expansion).
Summary: Printer seems to make very good copies , is compact and no too heavy, really like it. On the other hand compare to the HP printers this one uses drum and toner separate, but I like the yields .
Summary: I bought one used. Even still, it works quite well and was very easy to setup. I also like that the Brother drivers work just fine with terminal services. I also have a 5280 and they use the same drum and toner. So, I can stock less variety of consumables.
Summary: I have two HL-5250DN laser printers at work. I bought them NEW on Amazon.com in 2006 (I purchase and manage all the equipment in the lab where I work). It was not difficult at all to connect the printers directly to the internet (100BaseT ethernet connection), so that everybody in the lab could print to the same printers.
Summary: I like everything about this printer. The speed and start-up time is fast, I also like that the toners last much longer than my HP laser. I've printed some 25,000+ pages on mine and it's still going strong. I am getting much more out of this printer than I thought I would.
Summary: I was looking for a simple little printer to replace my aging inkjet. For the past several years, I have used color very few times, and I am more concerned about clarity of text than pictures. My budget was about $150, and I needed a network printer so that I could access it from multiple computers around my house. I was looking at Brother's entry level model (I think the 2020 or something), but then I came across this refurbished model for about the same price.