The Brother HL-5130 is a compact and affordable monochrome laser printer with solid printing speeds and excellent print quality. What it lacks in bells and whistles, it makes up for with its affordable price and simple operation. The unit will appeal most to small offices or home offices where monochrome text is a priority and color printing is not required. Printer toner is also very affordable, making it an economical option. Print speeds are fast, at up to 18 pages per minute.
The unit has drivers for multiple operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. This cross-platform compatibility is increasingly important as offices become more diverse, and drivers are easy to install. The printer is fairly compact in design, measuring 9.9 inches by 15 inches by 15.1 inches (HWD) and it weighs just 23.1 pounds, making it relatively easy to move around when necessary.
The low cost of toners is where the HL-5130 really shines, as Brother HL-5130 toner is some of the least expensive in its class. Standard Brother HL-5130 toner cartridges have a page yield of 3,500 pages, but high-yield Brother HL-5130 toner cartridges have a yield of 6,700 pages, providing a very affordable cost per page. Using the draft mode of the printer will bring the cost per page even lower.
Expert Reviews were generally positive in their review of the unit. They praised its fast speeds and sharp print quality, but felt that it suffered from poor graphics quality. They also liked its silence when not in use, but felt it was a bit noisy when printing.
Overall, the HL-5130 is a very basic monochrome printer that focuses on affordability and speed instead of extra features. Small office users who value sharp text and ease of use will find a lot to like, and the affordability of Brother HL-5130 toner makes it very economical over its lifetime.
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