Brother HL-L2390DW Series Review

Good: Mobile printing, cloud scanning (on HL-L2395DW), high-yield toner contributes to lower printing costs.
Bad: Both devices has limited multifunction features.
Bottom Line: Compact devices for the home and small offices that are looking for light copying and scanning features but doesn't require color output.
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Brother
HL-L2390DW Series
$150-$170
Home offices / small businesses
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32 ppm-36 ppm
Not applicable
Unknown
64 MB / 128 MB

Product Overview

The HL-L2390DW Series consist of two devices: the HL-L2390DW and the HL-L2395DW. They both offer standard printing, copying and scanning capabilities for the home office / small office market.

The HL-L2390DW ($150) prints and copies at up to 32 ppm. It includes a two-line LCD display and up to 64 MB of memory (not expandable).

The HL-L2395DW ($170) prints and copies at up to 36 ppm. It includes a 2.7″ touchscreen display and up to 128 MB of memory (not expandable). It also supports PCL printing, as well as Brother’s proprietary PostScript language.

USB and wireless connectivity is standard. The HL-L2395DW also supports Ethernet connectivity. Mobile printing is supported via the Brother iPrint&Scan app, AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print.

More details are in our Features section below.

The HL-L2390DW Series are compact and affordable devices for the home or small office that doesn’t require color printing or copying.

Features

Standard paper handling starts with a 250-sheet tray and a single-sheet manual bypass. There are no optional paper trays. Both trays handle up to legal-sized (8.5″ x 14″) paper. The output capacity is 100 sheets (face down). Duplex printing is supported.

Each device has a maximum monthly duty cycle of 15,000 pages, but Brother recommends printing up to 2,000 pages per month.

The flatbed color scanning function supports scan to email, to file, to image, to OCR, and to Microsoft SharePoint. Cloud scanning is supported on the HL-L2395DW. Cloud services include Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Microsoft OneDrive and OneNote, and Box.

Both devices ship with a 1,200-page standard yield toner. Brother offers a high-yield (3,000-page) aftermarket toner cartridge. We’ve calculated the cost per page based on the high-yield toner and prices on Brother Mall’s site. The cost per page is approximately 3.5 cents, which is affordable for a small business. Aside from using the high-yield toner, businesses can take advantage of the duplexing features to help save on printing expenses.

There is a one-year limited warranty for both devices.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

Both devices has limited multifunction features, so small offices that want an all-in-one machine can check out our review on the Brother MFC-L2750DW Series.

About

Brother is an industry leading provider of small and mid-sized business printing and imaging solutions developed to help increase productivity, improve workflow, and enhance organizational efficiency, all while helping to reduce costs. Within its printers and all-in-ones division, Brother sells both laser and ink jet devices.

For offices of any size, Brother’s Business Smart Series include color inkjet MFPs that have print speeds that range from 18 ppm to 20 ppm (in color and ISO speed) and handle paper sizes of up to 11″ x 17″ (ledger size).

In addition to printers, scanners, faxes, and all-in-ones, Brother also sells sewing machines, label printers, and offer solutions for document management and web conferencing.

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