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Brother MFC 8300 - Printer - B/W - laser - Legal, A4 - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 12 ppm - capacity: 250 sheets - Parallel, USB

Brother MFC 8300 - Printer - B/W - laser - Legal, A4 - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 12 ppm - capacity: 250 sheets - Parallel, USB
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84 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and size. The print quality and performance also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

value for money, performance, print quality, size, usability

On average, users rate this product 81/100.

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Product Specifications

Brother MFC 8300 combines the services of a fax machine, a printer and a copier all in one simple machine that makes a convenient office tool. The MFC 8300 comes with a total machine memory of 2MB, which users can upgrade to 10 MB or 18 MB, and which is one of the forces behind the high performance of the three main functions. Part of that high performance is sharp, clear text and images. To augment a 62-shade grayscale, Brother also provides a 'smoothing' feature for enhanced image resolution on incoming faxes, or outgoing copies and prints. The paper sources used by the machine are a 30-page auto document feeder and a universal 250-sheet paper cassette. The MFC 8300 has a wide range of other features, as well. Among others, Dual Access allows one fax to be scanned into memory even while another is being received. There is an answering machine interface, as well as Call Waiting/ Caller ID and Distinctive Ring Detection (dependent on availability from the phone company). Users can take advantage of fax forwarding, paging, and remote retrieval, which is especially useful in busy office settings. On the processing side, the fax is capable of automatic legal to letter reduction, of scanning up to a width of 8.15 inches, and of delayed transmission. And all faxes come through with a standard resolution of 203x98 lines per inch, though the fine and superfine settings offer resolutions of up to 203x392 lines per inch. The MFC 8300 copier comes equipped with Brother Printing Solutions for Windows, or Apple iMac/G3, and PCL4 emulations.


Copying Speed BW:12ppm


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:12ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Max Supported Memory:18MB
Standard Memory:2MB




Type:Fax / modem


Type: None

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Copier / fax / printer

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Parallel / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 4
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):12ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Type:Coated paper / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Greeting cards / Heavy-weight coated paper / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Not available
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Multifunction printer


Max Printing Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):12ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi


Installed Size:2MB
Max Supported Size:18MB


Type:Sheetfed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0