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Brother HL-L2370DW [L2350DW] Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Jun 04, 2020 at 08:54 am
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The Brother HL-L2370DW is a simple monochrome printer. Its functionalities are limited since it doesn't print in color or have a scanner. However, it excels at what it's designed to do, which is print plain documents in black and white quickly and affordably. It uses a single black toner cartridge with a remarkably high page yield. The cartridges aren't too expensive, so the cost-per-print is outstandingly low. However, since the drum unit is separate from the cartridges, you will need to eventually purchase a replacement drum unit. It's also important to be certain that you don't need to be able to print in color or scan documents before committing to a simple monochrome printer. If all you need is something that can print in black and white, this printer is a superb option.

We tested the Brother HL-L2370DW. There are many variants with slightly different performance and features, as well as bundles that include longer-lasting XL cartridges; you can see the differences between them in the Differences Between Variants section below.

Our Verdict

N/A Family

The Brother HL-L2370DW is a terrible family printer since it doesn't print in color or have a scanner. It only prints photos in black and white on plain paper, which isn't ideal when you're saving treasured memories. The lack of a scanner is also impractical come tax season when there are different receipts and forms to copy. However, if all your family needs is a simple black-and-white printer, then it's an excellent option since it prints quickly and is affordable to use.

Pros
  • Excellent page yield and cost-per-print.
  • Great connectivity options.
Cons
  • Only prints in black and white.
  • Doesn't have a scanner.
N/A Small/Home Office

The Brother HL-L2370DW is middling for home or small office use. If your business needs something to simply print out documents in black and white, then it's excellent. Its cost-per-page is very low, it prints quickly, and it has lots of connectivity options. Otherwise, it's not very versatile since it doesn't print in color, or have a scanner.

Pros
  • Excellent page yield and cost-per-print.
  • Remarkably fast printing speed.
  • Great connectivity options.
Cons
  • Only prints in black and white.
  • Doesn't have a scanner.
  • Bad 1-line display screen.
N/A Student

The Brother HL-L2370DW is an okay student printer overall, but it depends on your particular needs. It's an excellent choice if you only ever need to print documents in black and white, since the cost-per-print is remarkably low, and it prints very quickly. However, if you need to be able to print diagrams or illustrations in color, or scan your notes, then it's a bad choice since it doesn't have a scanner or print in color.

Pros
  • Excellent page yield and cost-per-print.
  • Remarkably fast printing speed.
  • Great connectivity options.
Cons
  • Only prints in black and white.
  • Doesn't have a scanner.
N/A Black & White

The Brother HL-L2370DW is an excellent black and white laser printer. It uses a single black toner cartridge, which has a very high page yield. The toner isn't too expensive either, so the cost-per-print is very affordable. This printer also prints very quickly, which is great when you're in a rush. It doesn't have a scanner, but the compact size makes it a better option if you're tight on space.

Pros
  • Excellent page yield and cost-per-print.
  • Remarkably fast printing speed.
Cons
  • Bad 1-line display screen.
N/A Photo

The Brother HL-L2370DW is a terrible printer for printing photos. It can't print in color and its photo printing quality is bad. Additionally, it can't print on glossy photo paper and doesn't support any photo paper sizes.

Pros
Cons
  • Only prints in black and white.
  • N/A Family
  • N/A Small/Home Office
  • N/A Student
  • N/A Black & White
  • N/A Photo
  1. Updated Jan 19, 2023: We've updated the review with more information regarding variants in the Differences Between Variants section.
  2. Updated Oct 06, 2022: We've changed the Max Flatbed Scan Size result from N/A to 'No Scanner', and the Duplex Scanning result from 'No Scanner' to 'No'. These changes don't affect the score.
  3. Updated Sep 21, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  4. Updated Sep 01, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  5. Updated Apr 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  6. Updated May 11, 2021: Changed Photo Printing value in Cost-Per-Print box from $0.125 to N/A.
  7. Updated Jun 08, 2020: A bug rendering incorrect information in the Cartridge box has been fixed.
  8. Updated Jun 08, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  9. Updated Jun 04, 2020: Review published.
  10. Updated Jun 02, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Brother HL-L2370DW in black. There's a variant called the Brother HL-L2350DW, which has slightly different features and performance. You can see the differences in the table below.

Model Connectivity Advertised Printing Speed (Letter) Bundle Versions
Brother HL-L2325DW USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct 26 PPM -
Brother HL-L2350DW USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct 32 PPM -
Brother HL-L2370DN USB, Ethernet 36 PPM -
Brother HL-L2370DW USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet 36 PPM
  • Brother HL-L2370DW XL - Includes 1 high-yield (TN760) and 1 super high-yield (TN770) cartridge.
  • Brother HL-L2379DW - Includes 1 super high-yield (TN770) cartridge.

Compared To Other Printers

The Brother HL-L2370DW is an excellent monochrome laser printer. However, its lack of a scanner makes it less ideal for small offices compared to other all-in-ones.

For other options, check out our recommendations for the best laser printers, the best home printers, and the best all-in-one printers.

Brother HL-L2390DW [L2395DW]

The Brother HL-L2390DW and the HL-L2370DW are two very similar monochrome laser printers; however, the HL-L2390DW includes a scanner, whereas the HL-L2370DW is a print-only unit. The HL-L2390DW yields slightly more prints, which leads to a lower cost per print.

Brother HL-L2325DW

The Brother HL-L2370DW is a variant of the Brother HL-L2325DW. The only differences are that the HL-L2370DW has Ethernet connectivity, takes less time to warm up, and prints slightly faster.

Brother HL-L3270CDW Laser

The Brother HL-L3270CDW Laser is a better overall printer than the Brother HL-L2370DW. The HL-L2370DW can only print in black, while the HL-L3270CDW is a color printer. Neither option includes a scanner.

Brother MFC-L2750DW [L2710DW, L2717DW, L2730DW]

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is better than the Brother HL-L2370DW. The MFC-L2750DW is an all-in-one with a feature-rich scanner, while the HL-L2370DW is a print-only model. The MFC-L2750DW also has a better display, and its toner cartridge yields more pages, resulting in a lower cost-per-print.

HP LaserJet M209dwe

The HP LaserJet M209dwe and the Brother HL-L2370DW are two monochrome laser printers with no scanners. While both have remarkably high page yields and very low cost-per-prints, the Brother prints significantly faster. However, the drum unit is a separate unit on the Brother and needs to be replaced eventually, which adds an extra cost over time. On the other hand, the drum unit on the HP is included in the toner cartridge. Note that the HP printer only accepts original HP cartridges, so you can't use third-party toner.

HP LaserJet Pro M15w

The Brother HL-L2370DW is a much better printer than the HP LaserJet Pro M15w. Both printers use a single black toner cartridge, which has a very high page yield, and the cost-per-print is very low. However, the Brother prints much faster than the HP, and its mobile app supports printing of Microsoft Office files and text files.

Pantum P3012DW

The Pantum P3012DW and the Brother HL-L2370DW are both monochrome laser units without any scanning features, but the Brother is a better choice if you want something more reliable. The Brother warms up to start printing much sooner than the Pantum, and its mobile app is a lot easier to use. While the Pantum yields more pages at a cheaper cost-per-print, it's hard to set up and get working, and the iOS companion app is particularly cumbersome to use.

Pantum P2502W

The Brother HL-L2370DW and the Pantum P2502W are both monochrome print-only models that use laser technology to print. The Brother is much better overall, as it feels much more sturdily built, it has a slightly cheaper cost-per-print, and it prints significantly faster. Additionally, it supports automatic duplex printing to easily produce double-sided documents, and it has an Ethernet port. On the other hand, it's much easier to replace the Pantum's toner cartridge, and because the drum unit is built-in, you don't need to worry about replacing it separately.

Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank

The Brother HL-L2370DW is a monochrome laser printer-only unit that's an excellent black and white printer, while the Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank is an all-in-one color inkjet printer better suited for a wider variety of uses. The L2370DW prints black-only documents significantly faster and has an Ethernet port. On the other hand, the J805DW has a flatbed scanner and ADF, a significantly better cost-per-print and page yields, and overall adequate photo printing performance with the ability to print on glossy photo paper formats.

Xerox B210/DNI

The Xerox B210/DNI and the Brother HL-L2370DW are two similar monochrome printers. Both use a single black toner cartridge with a remarkably high page yield and low cost-per-print. The biggest difference between the two is the mobile app. The Brother iPrint&Scan app is exceptional and works with both Apple and Android. The Xerox app doesn't work with Android at the time of our testing.

Kyocera ECOSYS P2235dw

The Kyocera ECOSYS P2235dw and the Brother HL-L2370DW are both monochrome laser printers. The Kyocera yields many more pages at a lower cost-per-print, and it supports printing off a USB thumb drive. On the other hand, the Brother prints a bit faster, and it supports Apple AirPrint. Also, there are higher-yield versions of its toner available if you want to increase its yield, but we didn't test them.

Lexmark B2236dw

The Brother LH-2370DW is a slightly better monochrome printer for producing black and white documents than the Lexmark B2236dw. The Brother has a slightly better build, it can yield many more pages from its toner cartridge, and its cost-per-print is more affordable. It also has a better mobile app that can print Microsoft Office files.

Canon PIXMA G1200

The Brother HL-L2370DW is a monochrome laser printer, while the Canon PIXMA G1200 is a color inkjet with a supertank system. The Brother is an excellent option if you need to print in black and white only. It offers a range of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, and it also supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print. Comparatively, the Canon has refillable ink tanks which hold a lot of ink, providing very high page yields and incredibly low costs-per-print. Also, it's a better choice if you want to print casual photos. However, the only way to print is via a USB-A to USB-B cable, which doesn't come in the box, and there's no way to print wirelessly.

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Test Results

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Design
N/A
Design
Build Quality
Type Printer Only

The Brother HL-L2370DW is a straightforward printer with a very simple, easy-to-use design. The body of the printer feels durable and the paper input tray is quite sturdy. The toner cartridge and drum units are easy to access from the front of the printer, and there's a spot in the back that provides good access in case of a paper jam. Unfortunately, the power cable is integrated into the printerโ€”if it breaks, you'll need to replace the whole printer. Otherwise, the printer is very well-built.

Design
Dimensions
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Depth Lock" (Lock cm)
Height When In Use
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Width When In Use
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Depth When In Use
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Weight
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The printer is very compact. Since it doesn't have a scanner, it's not very tall, which makes it suitable for placement in a small dorm room or home office.

N/A
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Locked
Drum Unit
Locked
N/A
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Locked
Display Screen Size
Lock" (Lock cm)
Touchscreen Locked

This printer has a bad display screen. It uses a 1-line LCD display located on the top-right hand side of the printer. It's hard to see the screen clearly unless you're standing directly over the printing and looking at it head-on. The screen responds quickly, but the menu is challenging to navigate with only five physical buttons. Fortunately, this is a very simple printer, so you shouldn't need to go into the menu too often. If you're looking for a laser printer with a larger screen and more menu options, check out the Canon imageCLASS MF242dw.

N/A
Design
Cartridge
Technology Laser
SuperTank
No
Photo Cartridge
Locked
Color No
Number Of Color Cartridges
N/A
Black Cartridge Model
Locked
Tested Black Page Yield
Lock prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
Lock prints
Color Cartridge Model
Locked
Tested Color Page Yield
N/A
Estimated Color Page Yield
N/A
Third Party Cartridge
Locked
Ink Type
Locked
High Yield Cartridge
Locked

The printer has an outstanding monochrome cartridge system. The standard black toner cartridge has a remarkably high page yield, so you shouldn't have to replace the toner very often unless you print at a very high volume. There are higher yield toner options available as well, with the TN760 and the TN770 cartridges expected to last even longer. However, the drum eventually needs replacing, adding an extra cost down the road. If you're looking for a monochrome print-only laser model with similar page yields, and don't want to worry about having to replace the drum unit separately, check out the Pantum P2502W. On the other hand, if you want a printer with a much higher page yield, check out the Kyocera ECOSYS P2235dw.

N/A
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
Locked
ADF Capacity
N/A
Scan Speed
N/A
Duplex Scanning
Locked
Max Flatbed Scan Size
Locked
Max ADF Scan Size
Locked
Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
N/A
Fax
Locked
Copy
Locked
OCR Included
Locked

This black and white printer doesn't have an integrated scanner. If you're looking for a printer with a scanner and color printing, check out the HP ENVY Photo 6255.

N/A
Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
N/A
Max Scan Color Depth
N/A
Design
In The Box

  • Brother TN-730 starter toner cartridge
  • Brother DR-730 drum unit
  • Quick setup guide and CD

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
N/A
Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
Locked
N/A
Document
Color Documents
N/A
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
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Color Cartridge Price
N/A
Black-Only Printing Cost
Lock US$/print
Color Printing Cost
N/A
Photo Printing Cost
N/A
Ink Subscription
Locked

Like most black and white laser printers, the Brother L2370DW's cost-per-print is outstandingly low. Do keep in mind, however, that the drum unit also needs to be replaced eventually and isn't factored into the cost-per-print. If you'd like a monochrome laser printer with a drum unit included in the toner cartridge, check out the HP LaserJet M209dwe.

N/A
Document
Printing Speed
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Black Only Text Document
Lock PPM
Color Document
N/A
Photo Printing Time
Lock s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
Lock s
Duplex Printing
Locked
Input Tray Capacity
Lock pages

This printer has an exceptionally fast printing speed. The first page takes a little longer, but once it's warmed up, this printer can churn out a full 30-page article in under a minute, which is outstanding. The Brother HL-L2325DW variant has an advertised printing speed of 26 pages per minute, while the Brother HL-2350DW has an advertsied printing speed of 32 pages per minute.

Document
Document Printing Sizes
Letter (8.5" x 11") Locked
Legal (8.5" x 14") Locked
Tabloid (11" x 17") Locked
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Locked
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Locked
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Locked
Max Paper Weight
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This printer has an adjustable input tray that supports most standard formats of plain paper for black and white printing.

Photo
N/A
Photo
Color Gamut
N/A
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
N/A

The Brother HL-L2370DW can't print in color. If you prefer a color printer, check out the Brother HL-L3270CDW Laser.

N/A
Photo
Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
Locked
N/A
Photo
Photo Printing Sizes
Glossy Paper (4" x 6") Locked
Glossy Paper (5" x 7") Locked
Glossy Paper (8" x 10") Locked
Glossy Paper (8.5" x 11") Locked
Glossy Paper (13" x 19") Locked
Borderless Printing
Locked
Mobile App And Connectivity
N/A
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Locked
USB Input To Computer
Locked
Bluetooth
Locked
Wireless Yes
Wi-Fi via Router
Locked
Wi-Fi Direct
Locked
External Storage Support
Locked
Apple AirPrint
Locked
Mopria Print Service
Locked

This printer has great connectivity options. The only wireless feature missing is Bluetooth support, which shouldn't be much of an issue since it has AirPrint and Mopria for mobile printing, as well as Wi-Fi Direct if you're not in range of a router. However, you can't print directly off a USB storage device or SD card. The Brother HL-L2325DW and HL-L2350DW variants don't support Ethernet connectivity. The Brother HL-L2370DN has Ethernet but lacks Wi-Fi connectivity.

N/A
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Locked
App Name Locked
iOS Locked
Android Locked
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Locked
PDF
Locked
Microsoft Office Files
Locked
Text Files (TXT)
Locked
Webpages (HTML)
Locked

This printer is compatible with the Brother iPrint&Scan app, which supports the printing of all the most common printable file types. You can also check the printer's toner level, and order new toner online.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Locked
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