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Brother ships updated monochrome laser printers

updated 08:50 am EST, Mon December 15, 2003

Brother laser printers

has introduced its next-generation mid-range office laser printers. The new HL-6050 Series is designed for office desktops and small workgroups that need a fast, compact, and expandable monochrome laser printer. The USB-based printer features a 25ppm print speed, 1200 dpi resolution, 32MB of memory, built-in duplex printing, 500-sheet standard paper tray, wireless networking option(b), and advanced print functionality. The new HL-6050 Series features a 6 ppm speed increase, higher standard input and output paper capacity, twice the standard memory, and a lower cost-per-page than its predecessors. The HL-6050D and HL-6050DN are $550 and $700, respectively. They are expected to ship next week.

The HL-6050D and HL-6050DN provide a 600-sheet total standard input capacity via a 500-sheet lower paper tray and a 100-sheet multi-purpose paper tray. To minimize unnecessary user interventions, an optional 2nd 500-sheet paper tray can be added to bring the total paper input capacity up to 1,100 sheets. The new printers also feature Brother's unique three-color LCD display that features one-touch job reprint and job cancel buttons and a secure-print function for confidential, password-protected printing. Both come standard with an up to 7,500-page toner cartridge and an up to 30,000-page drum unit. Drivers are available for Mac OS 9/X.

The new printers come with drivers for Mac OS 8/9/X and industry standard emulations including: PCL6, BR-Script 3 emulations (PostScript 3 emulation), IBM Proprinter and Epson FX. The HL-6050DN comes standard with a built-in 10/100 BaseT Ethernet print server, and an optional internal 10/100 BaseT Ethernet print server is available for the HL-6050D.a For wireless printing, an internal 802.11b/g Ethernet print server is available. The printers also accept an optional CompactFlash card for storing print jobs, forms, and additional fonts.

by MacNN Staff





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    Better deal available

    I just bought two Samsung 2152W printers at Office Depot for my office. They were $648 with a $100 rebate - $548 bucks net! Get this: networkable, not just ethernet, but WIRELESS. I couldn't believe it. Print quality is great and duty cycle is rated at 100,000 copies a month. Perfect for the office; would be great for home office use with the wireless network.

    Parenthetically, it really astounds me that after all these years, PC people have to pay EXTRA for ethernet capability. HP wants $200 bucks for the ethernet card - for a PC, they run $5 retail! I have used Laserwriters in the office for years on my network. An equivalent HP printer, with ethernet, would have been $1200. I got my two Samsungs for less than that.

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