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Brother MFC-L2750DW [L2710DW, L2717DW, L2730DW] Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Updated Oct 13, 2022 at 04:28 pm
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The Brother MFC-L2750DW is an all-in-one monochrome laser printer. It's compatible with Brother's TN730 (regular), TN760 (high-yield), and TN770 (super high-yield) toner cartridges. The scanner has an automatic document feeder and supports single-pass duplex scanning. Its connectivity options include USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet, and it's compatible with Brother's iPrint&Scan mobile companion app. This printer has many variants with slightly different features and performance, including the Brother MFC-L2690DW, MFC-L2710DW, and MFC-L2730DW. You can see the differences between the variants here.

Our Verdict

N/A Family

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a good option if you only print black and white documents, but it isn't ideal if you plan on printing photos or color documents since it's a monochrome laser printer. Its wide connectivity options include USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet, making it easy for every household member to access the printer. It has a feature-rich scanner with an automatic document feeder and single-pass duplex scanning capability, and it produces amazing scans, which is great for digitizing photos. Its toner cartridge yields a large number of prints, so you won't need to replace it often, and it's relatively cheap, so your maintenance cost remains low.

Pros
  • High page yield; low cost-per-print.
  • Outstanding printing speed.
  • Scanner with ADF and single-pass duplex scanning.
  • Produces high-quality black and white documents.
  • Wide connectivity options.
  • Low maintenance.
Cons
  • Printed photos look grainy and lacking in detail.
  • No support for external storage devices.
  • Can't print on glossy paper.
N/A Small/Home Office

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is excellent for small or home offices. It produces very high-quality black-and-white documents, and it's quick, printing up to 36 pages per minute. Plus, its toner cartridge yields a large number of prints, so it doesn't require much maintenance. Its ADF-equipped scanner can process double-sided sheets in a single pass, and its wide connectivity options include USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet.

Pros
  • High page yield; low cost-per-print.
  • Outstanding printing speed.
  • Scanner with ADF and single-pass duplex scanning.
  • Produces high-quality black and white documents.
  • Wide connectivity options.
  • Low maintenance.
Cons
N/A Student

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is great for students. Its cost-per-print is incredibly low as the toner cartridge is cheap and lasts a long time. It has plenty of connectivity options, including NFC support, and a scanner with extendable hinges to accommodate thick items like textbooks. It warms up fairly quickly and prints up to 36 pages per minute, and it produces very high-quality documents. The downside is that it can't print in color.

Pros
  • High page yield; low cost-per-print.
  • Outstanding printing speed.
  • Scanner with ADF and single-pass duplex scanning.
  • Produces high-quality black and white documents.
  • Wide connectivity options.
  • Low maintenance.
Cons
  • No support for external storage devices.
N/A Black & White

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is outstanding 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 doesn't take long to warm up, prints very quickly, and supports automatic duplex printing.

Pros
  • High page yield; low cost-per-print.
  • Outstanding printing speed.
  • Scanner with ADF and single-pass duplex scanning.
  • Produces high-quality black and white documents.
  • Low maintenance.
Cons
N/A Photo

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is terrible for printing photos since it's a monochrome laser printer that can only print in black and white. Printed photos look grainy and lacking in detail, and the printer can't print on glossy paper.

Pros
  • Low maintenance.
Cons
  • Printed photos look grainy and lacking in detail.
  • Can't print on glossy paper.
  • N/A Family
  • N/A Small/Home Office
  • N/A Student
  • N/A Black & White
  • N/A Photo
  1. Updated Nov 17, 2022: We've made changes to the formatting in the Differences Between Variants box to improve readability.
  2. Updated Oct 13, 2022: We've updated the review to include information regarding variants and added text in the Scan Quality, Black & White Documents, Color Documents, and Small Details boxes.
  3. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  4. Updated Jul 04, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  5. Updated Feb 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  6. 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.
  7. Updated May 11, 2021: Changed Photo Printing value in Cost-Per-Print box from $0.125 to N/A.
  8. Updated Jun 17, 2020: Review published.
  9. Updated Jun 12, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Brother MFC-L2750DW. It has many variants with slightly different features and performance; you can see them in the table below. Unless otherwise specified, all printers come with a lower capacity 'starter' cartridge.

Model Memory Capacity Display Connectivity Fax ADF Duplex Scanning Advertised Printing Speed (Letter) Bundle Versions
MFC-L2690DW 64 MB 2 Lines/16 characters USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct Yes Yes No 26 PPM
  • Brother MFC-L2690DW XL - Includes 1 high-yield (TN760) and 1 super high-yield (TN770) cartridge. 
MFC-L2710DW 64 MB 2 Lines/16 characters USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet Yes Yes No 32 PPM
  • Brother MFC-L2717DW - Includes 1 standard (TN730) cartridge.
MFC-L2730DW 128 MB 2.7" TFT Color Touch-sensitive LCD USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet  Yes Yes No 36 PPM -
MFC-L2750DW 256 MB 2.7" TFT Color Touch-sensitive LCD USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet, NFC Yes Yes Yes

36 PPM

  • Brother MFC-L2750DW XL - Includes 1 high-yield (TN760) and 1 super high-yield (TN770) cartridge.

 

  • Brother MFC-L2759DW - Includes 1 super high-yield (TN770) cartridge.

If you come across a different variant not listed above or have a similar Brother MFC-L2750DW printer that doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update it.

Compared To Other Printers

The Brother MFCL2750DW is one of the best monochrome laser printers in its price range. It stands out for its sturdy build, feature-rich scanner, fast printing speed, and wide connectivity options.

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-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-L2390DW [L2395DW]

The Brother MFC-L2750DW and the Brother HL-L2390DW are very similar monochrome laser printers. The MFC-L2750DW has more features, like NFC support and an automatic feeder with duplex scanning. It also yields more pages per cartridge and prints slightly 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.

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-page documents faster, but the Brother's printing speed is faster. However, while the Brother's scanner can scan at a higher resolution, the Canon has more connectivity options.

Brother HL-L2370DW [L2350DW]

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 Neverstop Laser MFP 1202w

The Brother MFC-L2750DW and the HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1202w are both monochrome laser printers. However, 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.

Pantum P3012DW

The Brother MFC-L2750DW and the Pantum P3012DW are both monochrome laser printers; however, the Brother is an all-in-one with a feature-rich scanner, while the Pantum is a print-only model. Due to 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 and prints faster, 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; however, the Brother is a monochrome all-in-one printer, while the Xerox is a color print-only model. The Brother is a better choice if you only need to print in black and need wireless connection options. On the other hand, the Xerox yields significantly more black pages than the Brother, and it also has many additional parts you can buy to better suit your office's needs.

Lexmark B2236dw

The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a better monochrome printer for small or home offices than the Lexmark B2236dw. 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, 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.

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Test Results

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Design
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Build Quality
Type All in One

The Brother MFC-L2750DW's build quality is excellent. It's entirely plastic and feels very sturdy overall. You can easily access paper jams through the back panel and the toner cartridge through the front panel. Lifting the scan bed gives better access to the output tray, and the scan bed stays open on its own, so you don't have to hold it. The power cord isn't removable, making it impossible to replace if it gets damaged.

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The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a large and tall printer that requires a fair amount of space.

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Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
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Drum Unit
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The Brother MFC-L2750DW is a laser printer, so it doesn't have the same risk of printhead clogging as an inkjet printer does. You do have to replace the drum unit eventually, but Brother claims it'll last about 12 000 pages. The toner cartridge is easy to install; you simply need to open 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 back panel only opens to a maximum of 45°, so you might struggle to get your hand into the opening if you have large hands.

You can see the user's guide here.

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Display Screen
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The Brother MFC-L2750DW has a decent display. It's fairly large touchscreen, but it's hard to see at an angle, and it doesn't allow for any tilt or swivel adjustment. The settings menu is easy to navigate; you just need to press hard because the screen isn't very sensitive.

The Brother MFC-L2730DW, MFC-L2750DWXL, and MFC-L2759DW variants have the same touch-sensitive display. However, the Brother MFC-L2690, MFC-L2690DWXL, MFC-L2710DW, and MFC-L2717DW have a 2-line monochrome, non-touch display.

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Cartridge
Technology Laser
SuperTank
No
Photo Cartridge
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Number Of Color Cartridges
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Black Cartridge Model
Locked
Tested Black Page Yield
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Estimated Black Page Yield
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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 toner cartridge yields a large number of prints, so you won't need to replace it often unless you print a lot. The posted yield represents a regular TN730 cartridge's yield; the starter cartridge that comes with the printer typically yields fewer prints. You can increase the yield further with high-yield (TN760) and super high-yield (TN770) cartridges. The other variants use the same toner cartridge and yield a similar number of prints.

The Brother MFC-L2690DWXL, MFC-L2717DW, MFC-L2750DWXL, and MFC-L2759DW are variants that include one or more high-yield cartridges in the box instead of a starter toner cartridge. You can see the details in the variants section.

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Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
Locked
ADF Capacity
Lock pages
Scan Speed
Lock PPM
Duplex Scanning
Locked
Max Flatbed Scan Size
Locked
Max ADF Scan Size
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Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
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Fax
Locked
Copy
Locked
OCR Included
Locked

This printer 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. When using the OCR (optical character recognition) feature, selecting the 'to OCR' option from the printer saves the scan as a TXT file by default. The TXT file doesn't contain any images or formatting. You can change the settings so that it saves the scan as an HTML or RFT file instead. When scanning from a computer, you have the option to save the file as a searchable PDF. The character recognition works well; mistakes are mostly due to special characters.

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Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
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Max Scan Color Depth
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The scan quality is outstanding. All elements are present, including fine details like the graph's lines. The white numbers with a red background are a little hard to see but still legible.

Design
In The Box

  • 1x TN730 starter toner cartridge
  • 1x DR730 drum unit
  • Telephone cable
  • Setup CD
  • User guide

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
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The print quality for black and white documents is outstanding. The text looks very sharp, and even fine elements like the graph's lines are present. There are some vertical lines, but it isn't too bad. The other variants will perform similarly.

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Color Documents

The Brother MFC-L2750DW can only print in black.

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Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
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Color Printing Cost
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Photo Printing Cost
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Ink Subscription
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The Brother MFC-L2750DW's toner cartridge yields a lot of prints and is relatively cheap, making the cost-per-print exceptionally low. However, you need to replace the drum unit separately, which is an added expense not factored into the cost. The drum is usually good for about 12,000 prints, so you won't need to do it too often. Another advantage of having the drum as a separate unit is that it's more eco-friendly since you won't replace it as often as the cartridge. If you prefer a laser printer with the drum unit built into the cartridge, check out the Canon imageCLASS MF445dw.

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Printing Speed
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Black Only Text Document
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Color Document
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Photo Printing Time
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Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
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Duplex Printing
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Input Tray Capacity
Lock pages

This printer doesn't take long to warm up and prints very quickly. The other variants perform similarly, with printing speeds of 32 to 36 PPM for black text documents, except for the Brother MFC-L2690DW and MFC-L2690DWXL, which have an advertised speed of 26 PPM. Every variant supports automatic duplex printing.

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
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The Brother MFC-L2750DW has two input trays and supports most common paper sizes up to the standard legal size. The posted maximum paper weight applies to the manual feeder; the input tray supports up to 163 g/m².

Photo
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Photo
Color Gamut

The Brother MFC-L2750DW can only print in black.

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Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
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Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
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Although the Brother MFC-L2750DW has a high print resolution, images look awful because monochrome laser printers need to use halftones (dotted effect) to produce various shades of gray.

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Photo
Photo Printing Sizes
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Borderless Printing
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Mobile App And Connectivity
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Connectivity
Ethernet
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USB Input To Computer
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Bluetooth
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Wireless Yes
Wi-Fi via Router
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Wi-Fi Direct
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External Storage Support
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Apple AirPrint
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Mopria Print Service
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The Brother MFC-L2750DW has great connectivity options. It only lacks support for Bluetooth and external storage devices, like USB thumb drives and SD cards. It has NFC support, so you can simply tap your NFC-enabled device on the printer to connect. Connecting through NFC automatically launches the mobile app if you already have the app installed. The Brother MFC-L2759DW variant also has NFC support. The Brother MFC-L2690DW and MFC-L2690DWXL don't have an Ethernet port.

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

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, update the 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
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You need to manually install drivers on Windows, but not on macOS or Chrome OS. Brother's iPrint&Scan software is available for Windows and Chrome OS (Android version from Google Play Store); however, it isn't necessary to use the printer.

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