12 Monochrome Laser Printers

Meet The Monochrome Laser Printers

In this section, we introduce the 12 printers we chose for coverage here, along with a handy features matrix to help you compare and contrast these units over a wide range of features. This begins with a list of the printers themselves, followed by the features matrix. Next, you'll find a brief section devoted to each of the 12 printers we cover that describes its capabilities in more detail, and discusses its purchase and consumables costs, along with a product photo and links to additional information. In our conclusion, we mention several of the most-compelling offerings, and award one or more units an Editor's Choice based on especially-outstanding price/performance characteristics. The two MFC models in the list are designated as All-In-One printers in the product names.

  • Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer
  • Brother HL-5250DN Laser Printer
  • Canon imageCLASS MF4150
  • Dell Laser 1110
  • Dell Laser 1720dn
  • GCC Elite XL40
  • HP LaserJet 1022
  • HP LaserJet 3050 All-in-One
  • Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W
  • Kyocera Mita FS-1030D
  • Lexmark E120n
  • Lexmark E350d
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Header Cell - Column 0 Brother HL-2040Brother HL-5250DNCanon imageClass MF4150Dell Laser Printer 1100Dell Laser Printer 1720dnGCC Elite XL 40
B/W ppm203021173040
Fax ppm--20---
Scan Optical--600x1200---
Max sheet size8.5x148.5x148.5x148.5x11Row 4 - Cell 5 13x35.5
Envelope sizeB5A4A4A4Row 5 - Cell 5 tabloid
Other Interfaces *Parallel, USB 4-pin, USB Type BParallel, USB 2.0, RJ45USB 2.0USB 2.0Parallel, USB 2.0, WiFiParallel RJ-45 USB 2.0
Tray Capacity250550350150800650
Print 2-SidedNYNNYmanual
Expansion Slots010014
Monthly duty cycle10,00020,000N/A8,00025,000100,000
Print ServerNYNNNN
Row 12 - Cell 0 HP LaserJet 1022HP LaserJet 3050 All-in-OneKonica Minolta PagePro 1350WKyocera Mita FS-1030DLexmark E120nLexmark E350d
B/W ppm181821231935
Fax ppm-20----
Scan Optical-600x600----
Max sheet size8.5x148.5x148.5x148.5x148.5x148.5x14
Envelope Size#10#10B5#10B5B5
Other interfaces *USB 2.0 JetDirect Ethernet Wireless BluetoothUSB 2.0, 2 x RJ11 JetDirect (Ethernet) Wireless BluetoothParallel USB 2.0Parallel USB 2.0USB 2.0 RJ45Parallel, USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet Wireless 802.11g Gigabit Ethernet
Tray capacity250290150300165250
Print 2-SidedNNNYNY
Expansion Slots000110
Monthly Duty Cycle8,0007,00015,00025,00010,00035,000
Print ServerNNNYYN

* italics indicates an interface is an added-cost option (all HP printers also work with USB-attached external JetDirect devices)

  • Maybe I am reading it wrong but this printer offers a separate image drum compared to its toner drum. They come apart and you can buy toner separately. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but the toner might last 2500 pages, but the drum is good for 10,000, so why replace the drum if it isn't ready? The other personal laser printer I was looking at only had one replaceable part, drum/toner together. This was the main reason I got one, I could control my cost better.
  • Sorry, previous comment was for the Brother HL-2040.
  • Brother HL Printers 2040

    Brother HL-2040 is a compact monochrome laser printer designed for both small office and personal use. Brother HL-2040 features a built-in memory of 8MB, 250-sheet paper capacity tray and affordable printing supplies. Compatible Brother HL-2040 toners are known for its quality and inexpensive price tag. As such, Brother HL-2040 toner cartridges are able to generate 2,500 pages of high quality printouts at top 5% coverage.