A Comparison chart between Brother MFCL-2700DW and MFCL-2740DW All-in-One Laser Printer
While some people need top-of-the-range printers with the capabilities to print high resolution photos, some small offices only require monochrome printer to handle documents and fax for everyday routines.
In case colorful images and graphics are not priorities, Brother has at least two all-in-one printers worth considering: the Brother MFC L-2700DW and MFC L-2740DW.
Features and functionalities between them are not separated by a distant gap, but the latter has some considerable advantages over the former, particularly in terms of speed and duplexing capabilities.
|Brother All-in-One Monochrome Laser Printer|
|Brother MFCL-2700DW||Brother MFCL-2740DW|
|View the model availability and current price from Amazon||Brother MFC-L2700DW Wireless Black and White Laser All-in-One with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing||Brother MFCL2740DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax|
|Print Technology||B/W Laser Technology||B/W Laser Technology|
|Max. Black Print Speed (ppm)||27ppm Black||32ppm Black|
|Print Resolution (maximum dpi)||Up to 2400 x 600 dpi||Up to 2400 x 600 dpi|
|Emulation(s)||GDI||PCL6 & BR-Script3*|
|Duplex Printing Standard||Yes||Yes|
|Copying Capability||B/W Copying||B/W Copying|
|Max. Black Copy Speed (cpm)||27cpm Black||32cpm Black|
|Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity||35-Page ADF||35-Page ADF|
|Document Glass Size||Letter / A4||Letter / A4|
|Scanning Capability||B/W & Color Scanning||B/W & Color Scanning|
|"Scan To" Feature**||Email, Image, OCR, File, SharePoint (PC)||Email, Image, OCR, File, Email Server (download), FTP, Microsoft® SharePoint®|
|Fax Modem Speed||33.6K bps Fax Modem||33.6K bps Fax Modem|
|Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)||250-Sheet Input Capacity||250-Sheet Input Capacity|
|Duplex Printing Capability||Yes||Yes|
|Connectivity & Compatibility|
|Standard Interface(s)||10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces||10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces|
|Mobile Device Compatibility***||AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct®||AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct®|
|Web Connect****||N/A||DROPBOX, GOOGLE DRIVE, EVERNOTE®, ONEDRIVE, ONENOTE, BOX, FACEBOOK, FLICKR® and PICASA Web Albums|
|LCD Display||Yes (monochrome)||2.7" TouchScreen Display|
|Standard Memory (MB)||32MB Memory||64MB Memory|
|Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle||10,000 printed pages||10,000 printed pages|
|Recommended Monthly Print Volume||250 to 2,000 pages||250 to 2,000 pages|
|Security Functions||Secure Function Lock,Setting Lock, Secure Print||Secure Function Lock,Setting Lock, Secure Print|
|Dimensions & Weights|
|Unit Dimensions (W"xD"xH")||16.1" x 15.7" x 12.5"||16.1" x 15.7" x 12.5"|
|Unit Weight (lbs)||24.9 lbs.||25.8 lbs.|
|"In-box" Consumables/Yield||(1) Starter Toner (Approx. 700 pages)|
(1) DR630 (Approx. 12,000 pages)
|(1) Starter Toner (Approx. 700 pages)
(1) DR630 (Approx. 12,000 pages)
|Official Specs and Features|
|Learn more from the manufacturer site.||Read more about Brother MFCL-2700DW at Brother USA||Read more about Brother MFCL-2740DW at Brother USA|
|Amazon Customer Reviews|
|Read all the reviews inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if applicable)||Click here to read the reviews on Brother MFCL-2700DW||Click here to read the reviews on Brother MFCL-2740DW|
|Where To Buy|
|View the product availability and the current price from Amazon||Brother MFC-L2700DW Wireless Black and White Laser All-in-One with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing||Brother MFCL2740DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax|
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The Brother MFC-L2700DW is indeed a monochrome printer, but it is an all-in-one printer designed mainly for small office or home office to handle light to moderate duty.
The dimension is compact, making it an ideal peripheral to fit a small desk yet it produces professional printing quality in black and white with maximum resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi at 27ppm.
All the basic MFP (Multi-Function Product/ Printer/ Peripheral) features exist including printing, faxing, copying, and scanning. It can even print, fax, and scan over a network as well as from-and-to a PC.
Paper handling specification is respectable especially for a small office printer with 250-sheet input tray, 100-sheet output tray, single-sheet manual feed, and a built-in printing duplexer.
The scanning feature is supplemented by letter-size flatbed with 35-sheet automatic document feeder to handle up to legal-size paper. Copying speed is the same as printing at 27cpm.
Although this is marketed as monochrome MFP, scanning is possible in full color with optical resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi which can extend to an interpolated resolution of 19200 x 19200 dpi.
When MFC-L2700DW is connected to a network either by WiFi or Ethernet, you can activate the mobile printing feature to print over the cloud; of course, the network must be connected to the Internet to do so.
Another option is to connect the MFP to a WiFi access point on your network. If you connect the printer via USB cable to a PC, cloud-printing is not possible, but wireless printing is still supported by connecting your document source to the printer via WiFi Direct.
It is another monochrome MFP by Brother, but it actually does more than you probably expect. One of the biggest advantages is that MFC-L2740DW does duplex for all its functions including print, scan, fax, and copy.
Moreover, it scans both pages of a paper at the same time, providing considerable speed advantage over most of its competitors. Many MFPs offer duplex scanning with ADFs, but you have to scan both pages one at a time.
The front-panel menu provides easy access to activate duplex copying as well. You can copy single-sided and double-sided originals to single-sided or double-sided copies. Copying speed is at 32cpm.
Paper handling specification is exactly the same as MFC-L2740DW with 250-sheet input tray, 100-sheet output tray, 35-page ADF, single-sheet manual feed, and printing speed of 32ppm.
It has all the connectivity features you can find in the MFC-L2700DW and a little bit more. It is able to connect directly to selected cloud storage services including Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive, OneNote, Facebook, Box, Picasa Web Albums, and Flickr.
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|Note: This writer neither own this product nor have the personal experience in handling it. However this article is produced based on manufacturer published facts and other relevant sources (if applicable).|