Brother® HL-2700CN Printer Review
The Brother HL-2700CN is a laser color printer for businesses that need an affordable and network enabled printer. This printer provides high resolution color or monotonous output for all types of printing. The processor used in this printer is Toshiba TMPR4955 which has a speed of 300MHz. The printer has a RAM of 64 MB which can be upgraded to 576 MB.
The Brother HL-2700CN printer offers wired connectivity and the interface is provided through USB, Parallel and Ethernet 10/100Base-TX. The monthly duty cycle offered by this printer is 30,000 pages. It weighs 69.3 pounds and measures about 18.9 x 15.2 x 16.5 (WDH) which is an average size for a network color laser printer.
The Brother HL-2700CN printer delivers monochrome documents at a speed of 31 pages per minute and 8 color pages per minute. The image enhancement technology used in this printer is Brother Color Advanced Photo scale Technology (CAPT).The maximum printing resolution offered by this printer is up to 2400 x 600 dpi. The language simulations supported in this printer are EPSON FX, HP GL, PCL 6, PCL 5C and PostScript 3 which includes 91 PCL and 35 PostScript 3 fonts. The HL 2700CN printer includes a compact flash card slot with which you might be able to store and reprint enormous documents and it can be used for storing distinct font, forms and patterns.
- FIVE –Â Networking CapabilitiesThe Brother HL-2700CN printer can also work as a printer server as it is integrated with networking capabilities. The aata link and Network protocol used in this printer consists of fast Ethernet, DLC or LLC, IP or IPX, AppleTalk, IPX or SPX, TCP or IP and NetBEUI or NetBIOS protocols. The remote management protocols used in this printer are Telnet, HTTP and SNMP protocols.
- FOUR –Â BRAdmin ProfessionalThe Brother HL-2700CN printer is embedded with software called BRAdmin Professional. The BRAdmin Professional is a management utility tool that can manage your brother network connected products. This tool can be also used to view the status of other SNMP compliant printing devices. It also helps to mass configure the printer or printer server settings and can organize printers into different groups.
- THREE –Â DesignThis printer is equipped with a control panel on the front left with six buttons and an LCD display that has a two-line 16-character support. The control panel is equipped with a level indicator for each of the four cartridges used in the system. The anterior, upper and cross panels provide an easy access to the core mechanism and a voluntary duplex component offers two-sided printing.
- TWO –Â Management ToolsThe Brother HL-2700CN printer has a user friendly network interface such as Web-BrAdmin and BrAdmin Professional that works with Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). The HL-2700CN printer also supports Rendezvous, which is a configuration networking technology from Apple that allows you to enhance new printers to the current networks swiftly. The software of this printer is suited with Windows, Mac (OS 8.6 to 10.3 or greater), and Linux (Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, and Debian) operating systems.
- ONE – Â Media HandlingThe media types supported in this printer are plain, bond, envelopes, labels and transparencies. B5, Executive, A4, Letter A Size and JIS B5 sizes are supported along with other custom sizes. This printer is provided with a 250 sheet auto feeder and the maximum media capacity supported is 780 sheets.
The Brother HL-2700CN printer is a feasible network-ready color laser printer for small businesses and individual users.