updated 07:25 am EST, Mon January 3, 2005
New Brother laser printers
Brother today launched a , including the ultra-compact HL-2040 and HL-2070N. The HL-2040 ($150) is the successor to the HL-1440 personal laser printer, offering faster print speeds and a space-saving design which it says is almost 40% smaller. The HL-2070N ($230) also features the same small footprint and print speeds, but also adds a built-in Ethernet print server for sharing on home and home office wired or wireless networks. The new models will be available starting in January 2005. Both laser printers offer speeds of 20ppm, up to 2400 x 600 dpi resolution, a 250-sheet input paper capacity, and USB 2.0 connectivity. The HL-2040 features a two-tone gray color scheme as well as 8MB memory capacity, while network-ready HL-2070N also adds PCL 6 emulation, a built-in Ethernet network interface, 16MB of standard memory, and a dark charcoal, two-tone color scheme.