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Equip your home office this speedy Brother monochrome laser printer for $30 off

Brother Printer 5200dw
Brother Printer 5200dw (Image credit: Best Buy)

The Brother HL-L5200DW wireless monochrome laser printer has dropped to $169.99 at Best Buy. This deal is a price match of a similar sale going on through a couple of retailers like Office Depot (opens in new tab). However, the same printer is still going for $200 at some places like B&H (opens in new tab).

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If you print *a lot* you need this printer. Can print up to 42 pages per minute with a DPI up to 1200 x 1200 resolution. Only black and white but great for images, charts, graphs, and text. Has a 250-sheet input tray and 150-page output tray.

If printing isn't a huge burden for you, there are certainly less expensive models you can go for, even in the Brother lineup. However, if you have a home office or run a small business or just depend a lot on your printer for documents and files and other things, the HL-L5200DW is a powerhouse machine that won't let you down.

It's one of the Brother's fastest printing models at 42 pages per minute. And it has a resolution that can get as high as 1200 x 1200 for printing high-quality documents and even crisp images and photos. It also has duplex printing so you can use both sides of the page, letting you get jobs done with less paper waste.

If you do need this for an office, you may want to protect the files you're printing. The Brother has built-in security features that let you shield sensitive documents and protect it from unauthorized use.

Yes, this is a laser printer and only prints in black and white. That means it can print high volume relatively quickly, and the monochrome nature of it means it only uses toner instead of ink. That's important because toner is less expensive and less complicated. It also lasts longer. Sometimes it feels like color printers are just always out of ink.

The printer includes a 250-sheet input tray and a 150-sheet output tray. You can also print straight from a flash drive or camera with the built-in USB 2.0 port. Use the high-speed internet connection for easy printing from your network.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.