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This Brother HL-2130 mono laser printer is fairly compact and offers the speed of a laser printer for less than £100, but will you end up spending any savings you've made on toner? We put it through our tests to find out.
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Brother HL-2130

  • Launch date: Apr 2011
  • Type: Standard printer
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Specification
WLAN (WiFi) No
Test Date 31 August 2011
Printer type Standard printer
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