"Great resolution, FAST, wireless is easy setup"5.0 starson by Archie-Harman
Pros: + Print quality is outstanding for 600dpi
+ Fast (I've gotten up to 26ppm)
+ 250-sheet capacity paper tray
+ Automatic duplexer
+ Equally easy to setup as a wired printer.
Cons: - Starter Toner Cartridge good for only ~700 pages
- Bad smell when printing
Network and driver setup is a breeze. There's more than one way to do the first time configuration: via a temporary USB or Ethernet cable connection. Then I used the setup tool on 64-bit Windows 7 Home, and it cleverly discovers your network's SSID and wireless password from the setup host computer.
I setup my Ubuntu 64-bit Linux with this printer, just went to Printers, "Add", Network Printer and wait a few seconds and it was discovered on the network. There was no Brother HL-2270DW driver included with my OS. Apparently you can get the correct Linux driver on the Brother site, but Brother does not support 64-bit Linux. Don't even worry about this... just pick any Brother driver which is "close" to 2270DW and it will work. If you want to use Duplex printing, make sure the driver you pick supports that feature.
The print quality is outstanding for 600dpi, and toner coverage is a solid 100%. The toner cartridges seem expensive, but relative to my short lived inkjet printers it is a bargain. 3rd party toner carts do exist, though it looks like you have to fiddle with things to use them (I have not tested 3rd party toner). Did I say this printer was FAST?
Most people won't care about this usage: I used this to print out text, source code, line art and dithered /halftone art. No issues. I used this to print some PCB (printed circuit board) artwork onto manually-fed glossy transfer paper (actually cut out from a magazine), then used a clothes iron to transfer the artwork from the printed page to copper clad protoboard, and then etched the copperboard in acid. The toner survived the "etching" process, and once cleaned off I had a nice metal etched board. I'm stating this because I read at least 1 review that the toner in this printer was not durable enough to act as an acid resist. The toner is great. I'm sure at least one in a two hundred users would be wondering if this is good for PCB artwork.
A word of caution, the cooling fan on this printer is a little noisy. When sleeping, the printer is totally silent. After you print a page it takes maybe 5 minutes for the printer to return to sleep.. if I were to try printing something at 3AM I am almost sure that the fan wake someone up, and the 5 minute cool down would seem interminable. I just won't print something that late. :)
Duplex and wireless and good driver support and under $100. It's not color, but color lasers are 400-500% more money. My inkjet printers would constantly and hopelessly clog (even the black ink) so that whenever I needed to print, it was a hassle. So far this printer is nice relief from that stress. This printer meets and exceeds all my expectations so 5 stars it is.
Note: I suggest check for low price of this printer at: Compactlaserprinterdeals.blogspot.com/p/brother-hl-2270dw.html
Thank for reading and hope this review is helpful, good luck!