Brother MFC-L2750DW Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Jun 17, 2020 at 09:14 am
Brother MFC-L2750DW Picture
3.7
Family
8.0
Small/Home Office
7.1
Student
9.1
Black & White
1.8
Casual 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

3.7 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 that has 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.
8.0 Small/Home Office

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a great printer for small or home offices. It's an excellent printer for printing black-only documents, as it's able to 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 is equipped with an automatic document 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.
7.1 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.
1.8 Casual Photo

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a bad 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.
  • 3.7 Family
  • 8.0 Small/Home Office
  • 7.1 Student
  • 9.1 Black & White
  • 1.8 Casual Photo
  1. Updated May 11, 2021: Changed Photo Printing value in Cost-Per-Print box from $0.125 to N/A.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
8.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has an excellent build and design. The printer feels sturdy and it has easy access to paper jams. The scan bed can be lifted 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, which makes 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)
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.

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.

Design
In The Box

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

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
Yes
High Yield Cartridge
XL and XXL
Drum Unit
A Separate Unit

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 as well. The printer also accepts third-party toner cartridges but using them may void the manufacturer's warranty.

9.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
Yes
Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has superb scanning features. It has an automatic document feeder that's capable of performing duplex scanning, which can save a lot of time when you need to process long double-sided documents.

Printing
9.6
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
42.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
N/A
Black Only Printing
0.022 US$/print
Color Printing
N/A
Photo Printing
N/A
Ink Subscription
No

Update 05/11/2021: We initially set a value for Photo Printing, but we changed this to N/A since this printer isn't designed 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 need to be replaced often, which ends up saving you money over time. Do note that the drum unit needs to be replaced eventually, usually around every 12,000 pages, and isn't factored 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
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
36 PPM
Color Document
N/A
Photo Printing Time
12.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
11.3 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
250 pages

Outstanding printing speed. Although it takes a bit longer for the first page to come out, it gets significantly faster for subsequent pages.

0
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
N/A

The Brother MFC-L2750DW can only print in black.

1.0
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
No

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a black and white printer that isn't meant for printing photos. The quality is bad, as there's a lot of banding and graininess in the pictures. Our test image had to be printed on a regular 8.5" x 11" paper since the printer can't print on any type of glossy photo paper.

Note that these results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.

Printing
Printing Size
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
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") No
Photo (5" x 7") No

The Brother MFC-L2750DW has two input trays and supports most common paper sizes up to the standard legal size, except for photo paper.

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, such as USB thumb drives and SD cards. It does have NFC support though, and when an NFC-enabled mobile device that also has Brother's mobile app installed is nearby, it automatically launches the app.

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

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

Compared To Other Printers

The Brother MFC-L2750DW 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.

Canon imageCLASS MF445dw

The Canon imageCLASS MF445dw and the Brother MFC-L2750DW have very similar overall performance. The Canon yields more pages per cartridge, so the cartridge doesn't need to be replaced as often. The Canon can print out the first page of a document faster, but the Brother's overall printing speed is faster. The Brother's scanner can scan at a higher resolution, but the Canon has more connectivity options.

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 and a much lower cost-per-print, warms up to print the first page more quickly, and prints faster. On the other hand, the L3770CDW can print in color.

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 family or casual photos, with a better cost-per-print and page yields, impressive photo quality, and color accuracy that's good enough for casual use.

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 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 is capable of producing decently accurate colors.

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's cost-per-print for black-only is more affordable and it can print black-only documents faster.

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.

Lexmark B2236dw

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a better monochrome printer for a 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 a lot of documents. It's cost-per-print is slightly more affordable too, and its toner cartridge can yield more pages before needing to be replaced. However, the Lexmark has a quicker print time for its first page, which is nice if you often print out one-page documents.

HP LaserJet MFP M234dw

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is much better than the HP LaserJet MFP M234dw. The Brother has many more scanner features, including an automatic document feeder with duplex scanning capability and a higher maximum scan resolution. Plus, it has a faster printing speed, a larger input tray, and a better display screen. It has a higher page yield than the HP, and it accepts third-party cartridges. Its cost-per-print is lower as well, but you have to replace the drum separately, whereas the HP's is built into the cartridge.

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 its 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.

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