updated 08:30 am EDT, Tue June 26, 2001
Brother has introduced a new line of USB-based personal laser printers: the HL-1440, HL-1450 and HL-1470N, which bring faster print speeds, higher resolution, more standard memory, and both interactive and online user support.
All three new printers, which replace the existing HL-1200 series printers, offer improved output quality of up to 1200 x 600 dpi print resolution and a new interactive help system that uses Shockwave-based animation files to provide visual cues for solving common user problems. Each printer also ships with a one-year express exchange warranty.
The HL-1440 includes a 15 ppm print engine 2MB of standard RAM, and a 250-sheet universal paper cassette. It is expected to ship later this month for $300. The HL-1450, due in July for $350, ships with 8MB of RAM, offers a second paper-tray option, and has PCL6/BR-Script support. The network-ready HL-1470N is due in July for $500. [site not updated]