Comparison of Technologies: Ink versus Laser: Summary: Cost of Hardware
Brother´s mono laser HL-2150N will cost you about 180 Euros (MSRP), HP´s Officejet Pro 8000 some 30 Euros less.
Same thing with consumables. Brother has two expendable items: Toner cartridge (2.600 pages, ISO 19752) and imaging drum (12.000 pages), altogether 164 Euros.
HP´s ink-jet printer needs a set of four ink cartridges, in XL-size 88,50 Euros. The cartridge with black ink 940XL will cost you 29 Euros (MSRP) and will last, according to HP, for 2.200 prints (ISO 24711).
But prices of consumables reveal little about actual cost of print.
|Brother HL-2150N||HP Officejet Pro 8000|
|Price (ca., MSRP)||180 Euros||150 Euros|
|Price of toner / inks (high yield)||74 Euros||88,50 Euros|
|Imaging drum (90 Euros)||none|
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Compatibility of consumables
If you have different types of printers in your office, you will find it advantageous, if several of them can use the same consumables.
Printers of Brother, using the TN-2120 cartridge:
- Brother DCP-7030, DCP-7040, DCP-7045N
- Brother HL-2140, HL-2150N, HL-2170W
- Brother MFC-7320, MFC-7440N, MFC-7840W
Printers of HP, using the No. 940 cartridge:
- HP Officejet Pro 8000 A809a, 8000 Enterprise A811a, 8000 Wireless A809n, 8500 A909a, 8500 Wireless A909g, 8500A A910a, 8500A Plus A910g
Tip-off: HP´s ink cartridges have an expiration date. To use the expired cartridge (warranty forfeited) push the POWER-button and hold it, push three times the CONTINUE-button.