Updated 31 Jul 2017

Brother

HL-L2300D Mono Laser

Snapshot: The Brother HL-L2300D Mono Laser connects via USB, but doesn't have a display screen. How well does it print?

HL-L2300D Mono Laser
Consumer score
SCORE
Price

$146

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Test results

Overall score
62
Print quality
?/10
Energy use
?/10
Networking
?/10

Good points

  • OK printing.
  • Excellent energy use.
  • Very cheap printing costs.
  • Has a setting for automatic double-sided printing.

But

  • Poor networking.
  • No WiFi.

How we test

For non-multifunction printers, our overall score comprises print quality (90%), energy use (5%), and networking (5%).

For multifunction printers, our overall score comprises print quality (63%), scanning (13.5%), copying (13.5%), energy use (5%), and networking (5%).

We don’t retest older printers. To account for their age, each year we alter their overall and individual scores. This can affect whether a printer maintains recommended or worth considering status.

Key data

Model

Price
$146
Type
Laser

Running costs

Cost per black page ($)
0.045
Cost per colour page ($)
n/a
Extra ink used
n/a

Specifications

Dimensions WxLxH (cm)
36 x 41 x 20
Display size
-

Features

Colour
No
Ethernet
No
WiFi
No
USB
Yes
Fax
No
Auto duplexing
Yes
Card slots
-
Number of cartridges
1
Touchscreen
No
Page capacity
250
Separate 4x6 photo tray
n/a
PictBridge
n/a
Can print through email
No
Supports Google Cloud Print
No