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High-Speed, High-Performance Workgroup Laser Printer

Discontinued Model
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Office and workgroup users with higher print volumes will appreciate the advanced printing functions and versatility of the HL-8050N. This printer features up to 150-sheet and 550-sheet input trays‡ for flexible paper handling, along with a wide-range of expansion options that allow you to easily adapt the printer as your output needs change or grow.

Main Features
  • High-speed output. Print speeds up to 35 pages for minute enables your workgroup to get their output fast.
  • Versatile, expandable input capacity. A 150-sheet capacity and 550-sheet capacity paper tray‡ allow you to store letter size paper in one tray and legal in the other tray. Add two 550-sheet capacity paper trays‡ for a total input capacity of 1,800 sheets.
  • Powerful network connectivity. The HL-8050N offers a built-in Ethernet network interface and advanced network management tools.
  • Protect your confidential documents. Featuring a one-touch secure print button helps ensure that only the people that should see a document actually do.
  • Superior print quality. With print resolutions up to 1200 x 1200dpi, the HL-8050N creates documents with crisp, clear text and excellent graphics.
Conditions for the HL-8050N
"In-Box" Consumables (Yield)‡
Toner yield is approximate, based on 5% page coverage (letter). Drum yield is approximate, and may vary by type of use.
BR-Script3 is PostScript®3™ compatible
Manual Feed/Multi-purpose Tray Capacity‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
Max. Monthly Duty Cycle‡
Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.
Optional Interface(s)‡
Additional purchase required.
Optional Memory (MB)
Additional purchase required.
Optional Paper Trays (capacity)
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb. (bond) paper. Additional purchase required.
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡
The recommended range of monthly printed pages to achieve the best possible performance and printer life. Printers are intended to handle occasional usage beyond this range with little or no effect. Consistently printing above the recommended print volume, however, may adversely affect the print quality or life of the machine. It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
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System Requirements
  HL-8050N Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Processor Speed Minimum RAM Recommended RAM Available Hard Disk Space
Windows® Windows® 95 486/66 MHz 8MB 16MB 40MB
Windows® 98, 98SE 486/66 MHz 8MB 16MB 40MB
Windows® Me Pentium 150MHz 32MB 64MB 50MB
Windows® NT Workstation 4.0 Pentium 75MHz 16MB 32MB 50MB
Windows® 2000 Professional Pentium 133MHz 64MB 128MB 50MB
Windows® XP Pentium 300MHz 128MB 128MB 50MB
Windows Vista® Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit supported CPU 512MB 1GB 50MB
Mac®1 OS 8.6 - 9.2 All base models meet minimum requirements 32MB 64MB 50MB
OS X v. 10.1-10.2.1 or greater 128MB 160MB 50MB
  1. Power Macintosh with an Apple original pre-installed USB port.
Note: USB is not supported under Windows® 95 or Windows® NT 4.0
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