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Best Laser Printer Money Can Buy (Monochromatic)

written by: Daniel Barros•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 6/11/2009

Been holding out on buying a new printer because you're not sure exactly which printer is the best one for you? Well, fear no more - we have your definitive answer inside.

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    Brother HL Series HL-5250DN

    I always find it somewhat comical when one of the cheapest products is considered the best product by both critics and consumers alike. Such is the case with the Brother HL-5250. Users love it, critics can't get enough of it, and it's just an amazing laser printer for an affordable price. Well, without further ado, let's let you get acquainted with the Brother HL-5250

    The Brother HL Series HL-5250DN

    Brother has been around making laser printers for quite some time now, and let me be the first to tell you - they make an excellent Brother HL-5250DN product. The HP, Cannon, and Epson printers are sleeker, have nicer lines, and occasionally more features, but they aren't the workhorses that the Brother printers are. Simply put, Brother is a one-install-no-hassle printer. Once you have it properly configured, you can expect it to last a good 10 years or so before starting to give you any problems. They print quickly, efficiently, have cheap laser toners, and provide a quality of printing that I've yet to match with any other brand of printer. Let me give you some anecdotal evidence. In 2001, we bought our very first laser printer for our home - now that my brother and I were starting to have more school projects, we decided it best to have a printer that was faster than our Epson printer (which had, at that point, gone bad). We bought the brother laser printer, the HL-1040 without knowing anything about it - and we couldn't be more surprised. That printer is still with me today and prints just like it did almost 9 years ago. Assuming you take good care of this particular printer, you can expect it to last you not only forever, but to also print your projects, memos, and papers at an excellent quality. If longevity is what you're looking for in a printer, you'll be able to find that in this model.

    There you have it - the Brother printers have been around for a while, and the people have spoken. They are completely hassle-free and have an interface that is easy to work with, as well as a no-fuss network setup. So what are you waiting for? Go pick yours up today!