More than with other printers, whether you’ll like the Brother HL-3140CW is determined by your needs. If speed and paper handling are more important than anything else, it provides a lot for the price. If consistent good quality output is important…well, not so much. Aside from that, it has some other handy capabilities, most notably Wi-Fi Direct for simple printing from tablets, smartphones, and laptops, which assist to make it more appealing. This is an LED printer, which works similarly to a laser printer except that it draws the picture of each page on a photosensitive drum with LEDs rather than a laser. Most LED printers are smaller and lighter than comparable laser printers, but this is not the case with the HL-3140CW, which measures 9.5 by 16.1 by 18.3 inches (HWD) and weighs a hefty 37.5 pounds. The printer’s size and weight make it more ideal for a tiny office or a small workgroup than a home office, while Wi-Fi compatibility allows you to share it if necessary. The 250-sheet drawer is supplemented by a 1-sheet manual feed, making paper handling suitable for most smaller workplaces. Unfortunately, there is no duplexer and no further paper handling options are offered, as is common at this price range. For my experiments, I used a USB cable to connect the printer to a Windows Vista PC. The setup was standard. As previously said, speed is a strong suit. On our business apps suite, I timed the printer at 6.7 ppm (using QualityLogic’s hardware and software for timing). That is far faster than the rated 19 ppm for both color and mono. Unfortunately, the HL-3140CW does not receive the same glowing reviews for its output quality. Text is subpar, but it is still a notch above the bottom rung for color lasers and LEDs. Its redeeming grace is that lasers and LEDs handle text so effectively that even the weakest printers perform admirably in absolute terms. Unless you require high quality for desktop publishing or printing small fonts, the text output should be adequate.
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