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Lexmark MX310dn

Multifunction Mono Laser Printer - Up to 60,000 pages return program imaging unit

Faster Processing, Reliable Performance, Keep Jobs Moving, High Resolution Graphics

Brother DCP-L2540DW

Laser Multi-Function Copier with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing

The Brother DCP-L2540DW is a reliable, affordable monochrome laser multi-function copier with an up to 35-page automatic document feeder for home or small office use. This desk-friendly, compact copier has an up to 250-sheet capacity tray, connects with ease via wireless networking or Ethernet, and prints and copies at up to 30ppm. Print from compatible mobile devices over your wireless network. Scan documents to a variety of destinations. Automatic duplex printing helps save paper.

Side by Side comparison

Alt Model #
MX310dn : 35S5700
DCP-L2540DW : 
MX310dn : -
DCP-L2540DW : 600 x 2400 dpi (flatbed); 600 x 600 dpi (ADF)
A scanner's optical resolution is determined by how many pixels it can actually see. In a typical flatbed scanner it uses scanning head with 300 sensors per inch, so it can sample 300 dots per inch (dpi) in one direction.
Mac compatible
MX310dn : 
DCP-L2540DW : 
MX310dn : Laser
DCP-L2540DW : Laser
There are several types of printing technologies :
  • Inkjet printer
  • Laser printer

  • Inkjet printers uses liquid ink sprayed through nozzles onto the paper, and laser printers use a toner cartridge (filled with fine powder) and a heated fuser for printing.Each technology has its own importance.

    Inkjet Printer : In the inkjet printing technology, the print head has several tiny nozzles. The copy from an inkjet printer needs a little time to dry. Adequate drying time is especially important if the hard copy contains large sections of solid black or dark color.The advantage of using an inkjet printer is that they give an excellent color output.

    Printer Function
    MX310dn : Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Fax, Print, Scan
    DCP-L2540DW : Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Photo Copy, Print, Scan
    MX310dn : Monochrome Printing, Coloured Scanning
    DCP-L2540DW : Monochrome Printing
    Coloured Scanning: Printer can scan in color
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 
    Borderless printing is a printing technique that makes a printer print an image without any margin or other border. Borderless printing is mainly used for printing a photo without any border, printing an image which needs multiple pages of paper like billboard or big photo, or printing a full page template.
    MX310dn : Multi Function (MFNs)
    DCP-L2540DW : All In One
    An ink tank system in printers continuously supplies ink to a comparatively small inkjet print head. It increases the print capacity. Ink in the tank will lasts for a long time and it is refillable. How long the ink will last depends on how heavy the usage of the printer is for the user. The general warranty that companies offer for the Ink Tank system is for a period of one year or in a range of 25000 to 30000 pages.

    A multi-function printer is a type that performs multiple tasks alongwith printing such as scanning, sending fax, photo copy, automatic document feeding etc.

    Best Suited For
    MX310dn : Small to Medium Business (SMB) Document Printers
    DCP-L2540DW : Home and Small businesses, Small to Medium Business (SMB) Document Printers
    Double Sided Printing
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : Auto
    MX310dn : 12
    DCP-L2540DW : 
    Print Resolution
    MX310dn : 1200 x 1200 dpi
    DCP-L2540DW : Up to 600 x 600 x 2 dpi (1200 dpi effective output)
    Print Direction
    MX310dn : Uni-directional
    DCP-L2540DW : -
    Print Speed (ppm / ipm)
    MX310dn : 30
    DCP-L2540DW : 30
    Recommended monthly page volume
    MX310dn : 250 -6000
    DCP-L2540DW : 250 to 2,000 pages
    Reduction / Enlargement
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 25% - 400% %
    Duty cycle (monthly, letter) upto
    MX310dn : 50000
    DCP-L2540DW : 10000
    First Printout Time
    MX310dn : 6.5 Sec
    DCP-L2540DW : 8.5 Sec
    Copy Mode
    MX310dn : Standard
    DCP-L2540DW : -
    Scanner Type
    MX310dn : Flatbed & ADF
    DCP-L2540DW : Flatbed, Single-page document feeder
    Selectable Resolution
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 25 - 19200 dpi
    File Format
    MX310dn : JPEG, JPG, PDF (.pdf), TIFF (.tif)
    DCP-L2540DW : JPG, PDF (.pdf), PNG (.png), Searchable PDF (.pdf), TIFF (.tif)
    Scan Destinations
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : OCR
    Paper Details
    Paper Size
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Custum size (width 101.6mm - 215.9mm, Custom Size (width 89mm - 215.9mm, length 127mm - 355.6mm), Envelopes:#10(4.125x9.5in), Legal(8.5x14in), Letter (8.5 x 11 in)
    Input paper hold capacity (Sheets)
    MX310dn : 250
    DCP-L2540DW : 250
    Output paper hold capacity (Sheets)
    MX310dn : 150
    DCP-L2540DW : 100
    Output Capacity (Pages)
    MX310dn : 50
    DCP-L2540DW : -
    MX310dn : 
    DCP-L2540DW : -
  • Ethernet facility enables connection between nearby located router with your printer and then you can install the printer drivers on your computer to print the desired content.
  • The advantages of using ethernet printers is that you can easily share network among multiple users within the network unlike USB Ports.
  • Printer Aplication Software
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : Windows;Mac OS;Linux
    Weight & Dimensions
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 11.11 kg
    Weight (lb)
    MX310dn : 44 lb
    DCP-L2540DW : -
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 408.94 mm
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 398.78 mm
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 317.5 mm
    Power Consumption
    MX310dn : 9 W
    DCP-L2540DW : 510 W
    Power Consumption Standby
    MX310dn : 3.2 W
    DCP-L2540DW : 60 W
    Power Consumption Sleep
    MX310dn : 0.4 W
    DCP-L2540DW : 5.3 W
    Rated Voltage
    MX310dn : 100 to 240 AC V
    DCP-L2540DW : 100 to 240 AC V
    Rated Frequency
    MX310dn : 50-60 Hz
    DCP-L2540DW : 50-60 Hz
    General Details
    Noise Level (PC Printing /Plain Paper Default*4)
    MX310dn : 52 dB
    DCP-L2540DW : 30 dB
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : Apple Airprint, Google Cloud Print
    Apple Airprint: Apple Air-Print is a technology that helps printing without any software download, installing drivers and not even any cables to connect. You can just send whatever is on your computer or an iphone screen to a printer.
    Google Cloud Print: Print anything from any device to practically any location. Google Cloud Print is a technology that make your printers available to you and anyone you want through web. Google Cloud Print makes it possible to send any document or image to a printer at one location (e.g printer at home) from a device/ phone/ computer at some other location (e.g. Document in the office PC).
    LCD Screen
    MX310dn : 2.4 "
    DCP-L2540DW : -
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : LCD Display -Yes (monochrome)
    Operating Temperature
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 50-91°F
    Operating Humidity
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 20-80% (w/out condensation)
    Noise level (PC Printing / Premium Glossy Photo Pa
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 30 dB / 50 dB dB
    MX310dn : Energy Star, EPEAT
    DCP-L2540DW : Energy Star, EPEAT
    MX310dn : 256 MB
    DCP-L2540DW : 32 MB
    Ink Save Mode
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : 
    Compress 2 or 4 pages onto a single sheet (including ID Copy)
    Photo Copy Details
    First Copy Out Time (Mono)
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : Less than 8.5 seconds
    Copy Features
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : ID Copy
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : APIPA (Auto IP), ARP, BOOTP, Custom Raw Port 9100, DHCP, DNS Resolver, FTP Server, HTTP/HTTPS server, ICMP, IPP/IPPS, LLMNR Responder, LLTD Responder, LPR LPD, mDNS, NDP, RA, RARP, SMTP Client, SNMPv1 v2c, TFTP Server, Web Services (Print Scan)
    Samsung Special
    Interface (Standard)
    MX310dn : -
    DCP-L2540DW : Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet interfaces