Brother DCP-1510 Printer Review
The Brother DCP-1510 is a monochrome multifunction laser printer that can scan, copy, and fax. It has a very simple feature set, but still boasts solid speeds of up to 21 pages per minute. Lack of any networking features in the base model might be a problem for some buyers, though personal users will appreciate the low cost of Brother DCP-1510 printer toner.
The main reasons for keeping the DCP-1510 simple are undoubtedly its compact size and its low purchase price. It measures just 10x15.2x13.4 inches, so it can occupy a desktop with a computer, and it weighs only 15.21 pounds, even with the Brother DCP-1510 toner installed. The only connection option is a USB port, but the upgraded DCP-1510E model includes ethernet, while the DCP-1510R also adds extra paper capacity.
The machine is clearly designed for light-duty use, with an in input paper capacity of only 150 sheets. This should be a good fit for home offices, however, where more capacity isn't necessarily needed. The control panel is sparse but functional, with dedicated buttons for a few tasks like copying.
Users replace toners from a front access panel, and Brother DCP-1510 toner cartridges last for around 1,000 pages, so it won't be needed too often. Prices for Brother DCP-1510 toner cartridges might be a little high for some small budgets, but they are reasonable enough. Compatible versions are much more affordable than OEM versions, and are available from third-party sellers.
For the home office user with basic needs, the DCP-1510 offers just the right combination of a low price and simple feature set. Some buyers might want an automatic document feeder for quicker scanning, and the lack of networking might lead others to the upgraded models, but the simple design and compact size make it a great value.