• Competitively priced network laser
  • Good quality text


  • High maintenance costs

At A Glance

This network printer performs well for its low price, and provides good-quality text printing.

Manufacturer’s Description

Ideal for home or home office printer sharing, the HL-2070N is an affordable monochrome laser printer. Offering the same footprint, print speed and paper capacity as the HL-2040, the HL-2070N also features a built-in Ethernet network interface that enables it to easily connect to your wired or wireless router.

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The Specs

Part Number HL-2070N
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 16.6   ppm
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 36.18
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Fair
Color Photo, Normal Settings 13.64
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Poor
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 17.66
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 13.6
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 13.6
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 16.65
Line Art Output Quality Fair
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 8.0
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Good
Color Photo (secs) 13.64