The Brother HL-1440 is a monochrome laser printer designed for the personal user. Its affordable price and excellent print quality give it lots of appeal, but its limited memory may cause some slowdowns for large documents.
The design of the Brother HL-1440 is basic and straightforward, with a generally boxy look to it, but it is not unappealing. The printer measures 9.3 inches by 14.2 inches by 14.6 inches (HWD) and weighs 20.3 pounds with the toner cartridges. This means it is not only easy to move around when necessary, but its small footprint should allow it to fit in small office spaces very nicely. It is likely small enough to share a desk in many office spaces.
The Brother HL-1440 has a paper capacity of 250 sheets, which is more than some personal lasers, although it has no multipurpose tray, which could be an issue for users who frequently use more than one paper type. The HL-1440 only has 2 MB of RAM, which is a little disappointing. Furthermore, the memory can only be expanded to a maximum of 32 MB. Users who print large, graphics-heavy documents may find the HL-1440 has trouble handling these documents with its limited memory.
Brother HL-1440 toner cartridges have a capacity of 3,000 pages, but high-yield cartridges are available also, with a capacity of 6,000 pages. Third-party compatible Brother toner cartridges are available from online retailers, and are much less expensive than the branded Brother HL-1440 toner cartridges, resulting in a much lower cost per page.
Print quality is excellent. Text is sharp and detailed, and readable at small font sizes. Graphics quality is also very good, but the printer's limited memory may be a problem for large graphics prints. Print speed is a fast 15 pages per minute.
Overall, the Brother HL-1440 is a solid printer for the personal user. Its fast speed and excellent print quality will impress most users, as long as its limited memory is not an issue.
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