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Brother HL-3040CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 625 reviews of Brother HL-3040CN. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. The control panel and paper handling get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother HL-3040CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Brother HL-3040CN


alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Brother HL-3040CN from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the print quality and noise. The performance and usability are also appreciated. The size and reliability get less positive reviews. Opinions about the design and control panel are different.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Brother HL-3040CN


A neat, LED-based printer with good colour and speed, though a little more expensive to run than some competitors.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

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A competent but not outstanding colour LED printer. Its high running costs mean it's best avoided.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Brother HL-3040CN


The Brother HL-3040CN provides good print speed and paper capacity to micro offices looking for a color laser printer.

Good speed and paper capacity for its price. Solid text printing. Password-protected printing.

Sub-par photos and especially graphics.

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May, 2011

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (

Brother HL-3040CN


Brother's new range of printers introduced the buzz-phrase "LED" for 2009 into the office, offering smaller sizes and fast print speeds.

Oct, 2010

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Brother HL3040CN


Fast and reliable. Good print quality for text and images. First supplied black toner cartridge has only just run out after almost 18 months - should have been 1000 pages but suspect I've not printed this much.

Uses a lot of desk space compared to previous Epson inkjet. Even though have added the maximum extra memory to the printer it still suffers from occasional out of memory errors.

Sep, 2014

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Brother HL3040CN


Good printer

Aug, 2013

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Brother HL3040CN


Easy to set up. Print quality is good

Price of toner

Aug, 2013

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Brother HL3040CN


Great printer for quick cheap prints, easy to refill toner cartridges allows for cheap refills

None at this price

Aug, 2013

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Brother HL3040CN


Value for money at the discounted price. Easy to set up. Clear instructions. Quiet in operation. Compact.

None so far.

Aug, 2013

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Super deal on hardware!!

Very expensive toners

Jul, 2013

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