At this week’s PC Expo trade show in New York,
Brother International Corp.
announced three new personal laser printers rated at 15 pages per minute — the HL-1440, HL-1450 and HL-1470N. Each printer also boasts 1200 x 600 dot per inch print resolution, USB interfaces, expandable memory and Mac OS driver support (although Brother did not offer OS X-related information). Optional network interfaces are available for the HL-1440 and HL-1450 models, while the HL-1470N model comes standard with a 10/100baseT EThernet network card.
The HL-1440 comes with 2MB of memory expandable to 34MB. It sports a 250-sheet paper cassette and large toner capacity. The design of the HL-1440 mirrors Brother’s successful HL-1200 series, according to the company.
The HL-1450 features 8MB of memory, which can be expanded to 36MB. It features a 250-sheet paper cassette, and can also support a second 250-sheet paper cassette if necessary.
The HL-1470N sports 8MB of memory, expandable to 36MB. It has a first-page print speed of less than 16 seconds, and comes standard with a 250-sheet cassette; it will also accommodate a second 250-sheet lower cassette just like the HL-1450.
Expected to be released this July, the HL-1440, HL-1450 and HL-1470N will retail for US$299, $349 and $499 respectively.