The Brother HL-1270 is a monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. Its compact design and built-in networking make it a great choice for the small networked office.
The design of the Brother HL-1270 is fairly compact, and may even be small enough to fit on a desk. The printer measures 9.3 inches by 14.2 inches by 14.6 inches and weighs only 20 pounds, so it can be easily move around when needed. The printer has built-in ethernet networking, so it can be connected directly to a network for sharing among multiple computers. This makes it ideal for offices where space is tight, as not only can it fit into tight spaces, but multiple users can share one printer.
The HL-1270 has a paper capacity of 250 sheets, which is generous for a small printer in its class. Unfortunately, this is all contained in one drawer, as the printer lacks a multipurpose drawer. This means that users needing to switch paper types must remove all paper in the drawer before loading a new paper type. This may not be an issue for all users, but is very inconvenient for those who switch paper types often.
Brother HL-1270 toner cartridges are fairly inexpensive, resulting in a low cost per page. This cost can be reduced even more by using third-party compatible cartridges rather than the branded Brother HL-1270 toner cartridges. Standard cartridges have a capacity of 3000 pages, while high-yield cartridges have a capacity of 6000 pages.
Print speed is quite good for the price, at around 15 pages per minute. Text quality is excellent, with sharp characters even at small fonts. Graphics quality is not quite as impressive, but average for a laser printer.
Overall, the Brother HL-1270 is a very impressive printer that manages to fit a lot of functionality into a small package. Its built-in networking allows a small office to be up and running quickly with a shared printer.
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