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Brother MFC-L2750DW Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Jun 17, 2020 at 09:14 am
Brother MFC-L2750DW Picture
6.6
Family
8.6
Small/Home Office
8.3
Student
9.1
Black & White
1.4
Photo
Type All in One
Technology Laser
Wireless Yes
Color No
SuperTank
No

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a great multi-purpose laser printer designed to meet the needs of small or home offices that print in black only. Like most laser printers, its toner cartridge can yield an incredible number of pages, making it very cost-effective for offices that regularly print in bulk. Processing long and double-sided documents is quick and painless, as its scanner has an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning. It has wide connectivity options, including NFC support, and Brother's superb mobile app is a convenient tool for getting work done. The lack of color printing might be a deal-breaker for some, but it's a great option for those who only print in black and need a full-feature scanner.

Our Verdict

6.6 Family

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a bad family printer. While it performs extremely well for printing black-only documents, it can't print in color, and printed photos look bad. On the bright side, it has a superb scanner with an automatic document feeder and duplex scanning capability, and its cost-per-print is outstanding, allowing you to print in large numbers at a low cost.

Pros
  • Exceptional cost-per-print.
  • Outstanding printing speed.
  • Superb scanning features.
Cons
  • Bad photo printing quality.
  • Can't print in color.
  • No support for external storage devices.
8.6 Small/Home Office

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a good printer for small or home offices. It's an excellent printer for printing black-only documents, as it can print a high number of pages at a low cost, thanks to its cartridge's exceptionally high yield. Although it takes a bit more time to print the first page of a document, it picks up speed significantly for subsequent pages. The scanner has an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning, which is a huge time-saver when you need to scan long double-sided documents. Unfortunately, it can't print in color.

Pros
  • Exceptional cost-per-print.
  • Outstanding printing speed.
  • Superb scanning features.
Cons
  • Can't print in color.
  • Slow to print first page of a black-only document.
8.3 Student

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a decent printer for students. It's a very cost-effective printer for students, thanks to its cartridge's exceptionally high yield. Even though it's a bit slow at printing the first page of a document, it gets much faster once it's warmed up. The downside is that it can't print in color, the printer's large size might not fit small dorm rooms, and it doesn't support any external storage devices like USB thumb drives.

Pros
  • Exceptional cost-per-print.
  • Outstanding printing speed.
  • Superb scanning features.
Cons
  • Can't print in color.
  • No support for external storage devices.
  • Slow to print first page of a black-only document.
9.1 Black & White

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is an outstanding printer for printing black and white documents. Its exceptional cartridge system yields a sizable number of pages, so you don't have to change the toner cartridge often, saving you money over time. It does take a bit longer for the first page of a document to come out, but it gets much faster for the following pages.

Pros
  • Exceptional cost-per-print.
  • Outstanding printing speed.
Cons
  • Slow to print first page of a black-only document.
1.4 Photo

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a terrible printer for printing photos. Since it's a monochrome laser printer that can only print in black and white, the quality of printed photos is quite bad. Also, it can't print on glossy photo paper.

Pros
Cons
  • Bad photo printing quality.
  • Can't print in color.
  • 6.6 Family
  • 8.6 Small/Home Office
  • 8.3 Student
  • 9.1 Black & White
  • 1.4 Photo
  1. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Jul 04, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  3. Updated Feb 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated Jan 05, 2022: Specified in the In The Box section that the toner cartridge is a starter version and added a clarification note in the Cartridge box.
  5. Updated May 11, 2021: Changed Photo Printing value in Cost-Per-Print box from $0.125 to N/A.
  6. Updated Jun 17, 2020: Review published.
  7. Updated Jun 12, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has an excellent build and design. The printer feels sturdy, and it has easy access to paper jams. You can lift the scan bed to have better access to the output tray, and it can stay open without needing to be held. Unfortunately, the display screen doesn't have tilt adjustments to improve visibility, and the power cord is built-in, making it harder to replace if it gets damaged.

Design
Dimensions
Height 12.5" (31.7 cm)
Width 16.3" (41.3 cm)
Depth 16.1" (40.9 cm)
Height When In Use
12.5" (31.7 cm)
Width When In Use
20.0" (50.8 cm)
Depth When In Use
17.5" (44.4 cm)
Weight
25.8 lbs (11.7 kg)

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a large and tall printer that requires a fair amount of space. The display console can't tilt to improve visibility, so it's best to place it on a lower table.

8.0
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Not Needed
Drum Unit
A Separate Unit

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a laser printer, so it doesn't have the same risk of printhead clogging as an inkjet printer does. That said, you do have to replace the drum unit eventually, but Brother claims it'll last about 12 000 pages. The toner cartridges are easy to install, and you simply need to pull down the front panel. You can access the output tray sheet rollers from the cartridge bay and the input tray rollers by removing the input tray cassette entirely. Unfortunately, the sheet rollers by the rear are harder to access since the back panel only opens 45°, so you might struggle to get your hand into the opening, especially if you have large hands.

7.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.6" (6.5 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has a decent display console. It's a fairly large touchscreen, and the settings menus are easy to navigate. However, visibility is bad when seated, there's no tilt adjustment, and the screen lacks sensitivity, often requiring a hard press for the action to be registered.

9.5
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
N/A
Black Cartridge Model
TN730
Tested Black Page Yield
102.78 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
1,953 prints
Color Cartridge Model
No Color Cartridge
Tested Color Page Yield
N/A
Estimated Color Page Yield
N/A
Third Party Cartridge
Purchased One Worked
Ink Type
Toner
High Yield Cartridge
Yes

The cartridge system is exceptional. Since this is a monochrome printer, it only has a single black toner cartridge. It yields a remarkably high number of pages before it needs replacing, and it accepts high-yield cartridges. The printer also accepts third-party toner cartridges but using them may void the manufacturer's warranty.

9.5
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
ADF + Flatbed
ADF Capacity
50 pages
Scan Speed
7 PPM
Duplex Scanning
Automatic (Single-Pass)
Max Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Max ADF Scan Size
8.5" x 14"
Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
1.04" (27 mm)
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Built-in

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has superb scanning features. It has an automatic document feeder capable of performing duplex scanning in a single pass, saving a lot of time when you need to process long double-sided documents. Also, when you select "to OCR" when scanning from the printer, the file type is a TXT file by default. The TXT file doesn't contain any images or formatting, though. You can also choose an HTML or RFT file instead. When scanning from a computer, you can select searchable PDF from the options.

9.5
Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24Bit
Design
In The Box

Update 01/05/2022: It's been specified that the toner cartridge that comes with the printer is a starter version, meaning it yields less pages than the cartridge you buy separately.

  • 1x TN-730 starter toner cartridge
  • Drum unit
  • Telephone cable
  • Setup CD
  • User guide

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
9.0
Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
No
0
Document
Color Documents
9.6
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
42.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
N/A
Black-Only Printing Cost
0.022 US$/print
Color Printing Cost
N/A
Photo Printing Cost
N/A
Ink Subscription
No

Update 05/11/2021: There was initially a set value for Photo Printing, but this has been changed to N/A since this printer isn't for photo printing.

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has an outstanding cost-per-print that's even more affordable than the Lexmark B2236dw. Due to the toner cartridge's exceptionally high yield, it doesn't often need replacing, which ends up saving you money over time. The drum unit needs to be replaced eventually, usually around every 12,000 pages, and doesn't factor into the cost. If you prefer a laser printer that has the drum unit built into the cartridge, check out the Canon imageCLASS MF445dw.

9.1
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
36 PPM
Color Document
N/A
Photo Printing Time
12.0 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
11.3 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
250 pages

Outstanding printing speed. The Brother MFCL2750DW takes a bit of time for the printer to get ready to print when it's been unused for over an hour, but longer documents print very quickly.

Document
Document Printing Sizes
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Max Paper Weight
230 g/m²

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has two input trays and supports most common paper sizes up to the standard legal size. While you can't print 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" from the main input tray, you can print them as a custom size with the manual feeder.

Photo
0
Photo
Color Gamut

Because the Brother L2750DW can't print in color, the color gamut image shown here is for reference only.

0
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
N/A

Because the Brother MFC-L2750DW can't print in color, the color accuracy image shown here is for reference only.

2.0
Photo
Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
2400 x 600
0
Photo
Photo Printing Sizes
Glossy Paper (4" x 6") No
Glossy Paper (5" x 7") No
Glossy Paper (8" x 10") No
Glossy Paper (8.5" x 11") No
Glossy Paper (13" x 19") No
Borderless Printing
No
Mobile App And Connectivity
8.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has great connectivity options. It's only missing support for Bluetooth and external storage devices, like USB thumb drives and SD cards. It does have NFC support, though, and when an NFC-enabled mobile device with Brother's mobile app installed is nearby, it automatically launches the app.

10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name Brother iPrint&Scan
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Android and iOS
PDF
Android and iOS
Microsoft Office Files
Android and iOS
Text Files (TXT)
Android and iOS
Webpages (HTML)
Android and iOS

Brother's iPrint&Scan mobile app is superb. You can perform most tasks from your smartphone, including printing, scanning, and copying. You can perform maintenance tasks like check toner level, update firmware, and buy replacement toner. If you have NFC enabled on your smartphone, the app will launch automatically when you approach the printer.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

While you need to manually install drivers on Windows to use the Brother MFCL2750DW, you don't need drivers for macOS or Chrome OS.

Compared To Other Printers

The Brother MFCL2750DW is a great laser printer for small or home offices. It has an exceptional black page yield, and it prints very quickly, but like most laser printers, it has bad photo printing quality, and it can only print in black, which is very limiting.

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

Brother MFC-L2710DW

The Brother MFC-L2750DW and the Brother MFC-L2710DW are very similar printers, but the MFC-2750DW is better overall. The  MFC-L2750DW has a higher page yield that results in a lower cost-per-print, it can perform duplex scanning, and it prints faster.

Brother MFC-L3770CDW Laser

The Brother MFC-L3770CDW and the Brother MFC-L2750DW are all-in-one laser printers with flatbed scanners, automatic document feeders, and faxing capabilities. The L2750DW is a monochrome printer and is much better for black and white printing. The L2750DW has a higher black page yield, a much lower cost-per-print, and prints faster. On the other hand, the L3770CDW can print in color.

Brother HL-L2395DW Laser

Overall, the Brother MFC-L2750DW is much better than the Brother HL-L2395DW Laser. The MFC-L2750DW yields more pages, a lower cost-per-print, and its scanner has an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning. However, the HL-L2395DW Laser has a much better display screen.

Canon imageCLASS MF445dw

The Canon imageCLASS MF445dw and the Brother MFC-L2750DW have very similar overall performances. The Canon yields more pages per cartridge, so the cartridge doesn't need replacing as often. The Canon can print out single-paged documents faster, but the Brother's overall printing speed is faster. However, while the Brother's scanner can scan at a higher resolution, the Canon has more connectivity options.

Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw

The Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw is a better printer than the Brother MFC-L2750DW. The Canon can print in color, has a higher black page yield, and has external storage support. That said, the Brother printer's cost-per-print for black-only is more affordable, and it can print black-only documents faster.

Canon imageCLASS MF644Cdw

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is an all-in-one monochrome laser printer better for printing in black and white, while the Canon imageCLASS MF644Cdw is an all-in-one color laser printer suited for a wide variety of tasks. The Brother has a larger page yield; it also has a much lower cost-per-print and significantly faster printing speed for black pages. Its flatbed scanner also has a better scan resolution. On the other hand, the Canon can produce decently accurate colors.

HP LaserJet MFP M234sdwe

The HP LaserJet MFP M234sdwe and the Brother MFC-L2750DW are monochrome laser printers, but the Brother is better overall. The Brother has an automatic document feeder with a duplex scanning feature, a higher flatbed resolution, and prints significantly faster. Also, it has a slightly higher page yield with a marginally lower cost-per-print.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is an all-in-one monochrome laser printer that's better for black-and-white printing than the Brother MFC-J995DW. The L2750DW prints black-only text documents significantly faster, and its ADF supports double-sided scanning. On the other hand, the J995DW is an all-in-one color inkjet printer that's much better for family or casual photos, with better cost-per-print and page yields, impressive photo quality, and color accuracy that's good enough for casual use.

Pantum P3012DW

The Brother MFC-L2750DW and the Pantum P3012DW are both monochrome laser printers, but the Brother has a full set of scanner features while the Pantum has none at all. Because of its array of scanning tools, the Brother is better for small or home offices; you can easily digitize various media types using its high-resolution flatbed scanner, while its single-pass duplex ADF makes quick work of double-sided, multi-page documents. Additionally, the Brother warms up faster to start printing after sitting idle for a while, its cost-per-print is slightly cheaper, and its mobile app is much easier to use than the Pantum's.

Xerox VersaLink C500/DN

The Brother MFC-L2750DW and the Xerox VersaLink C500/DN are both laser printers, but the Brother is a monochrome printer while the Xerox is a color printer. The Brother is a better choice if you only need to print in black and need wireless connection options. It's also a better option if you need a scanner since it has a flatbed and an automatic document feeder. On the other hand, the Xerox is a print-only unit with color. It yields significantly more black pages than the Brother, and the Xerox also has many additional parts you can buy to better suit your office's needs.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a better printer than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820. This better-built printer has a much higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, and it's faster at printing pages. However, the Brother is monochrome-only, so the Epson is better if you need to print pictures or documents containing color.

Lexmark B2236dw

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a better monochrome printer for small or home offices than the Lexmark BW2236dw. Although it's significantly bigger, the Brother has both a sheetfed and flatbed scanner, which is handy for processing many documents. Its cost-per-print is slightly more affordable too, and its toner cartridge can yield more pages before needing to be replaced. However, the Lexmark printer has a quicker print time for single-page documents.

HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1202w

The Brother MFC-L2750DW and the HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1202w are both monochrome laser printers, but the Brother uses a traditional toner cartridge system, while the HP uses a tank that you refill with toner bottles. The HP prints thousands of more pages so you won't need to refill the tank often. Also, since its toner bottle cost is cheaper than the Brother's cartridge cost, you save more money in the long run. On the other hand, the Brother has a much faster printing speed and supports automatic duplex printing. Also, it has an ADF, so it's a better option if you need to scan many large documents often.

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