While it may not be obvious from its fairly compact design, the Brother HL-5440D laser printer is built for high-speed printing at high resolutions. It can reach up to 40 pages per minute, at resolutions of up to 1200 dpi, with a first page out time of less than 8.5 seconds, making it a very quick performer for the small or medium office. With duplexing to save on paper, and inexpensive Brother HL-5440D printer toner, it is also very affordable.
The chassis of the HL-5440D measures only 9.6x14.6x15.1 inches and weighs 22.9 pounds. While it's a little larger than some of the most compact personal models, most won't compete with its speed and quality. There is not much of a control panel to speak of, so the software will do most of the work, but users get indicators for low paper, low Brother HL-5440D toner levels, and more.
The unit is geared toward a smaller office, but has a maximum monthly duty cycle, though the recommended range is 500 to 3,500 pages. Still, it's standard paper capacity of 250 sheets plus a 50-sheet multipurpose tray can be expanded by an additional 500-sheet tray for more capacity. The 64 MB of memory is not expandable, however.
A Toner Save mode is available, which can extend the life of each Brother HL-5440D toner cartridge when enabled. The standard Brother HL-5440D toner cartridge offers up to 3,000 pages, while a high-capacity option can offer up to 8,000 pages and both are affordable.
For a high-volume personal user or a small office, the HL-5440D would make an excellent choice. Its impressive speed and output quality make it very appealing, with some room for upgradeability, and users won't spend a fortune on replacement toners.
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