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Brother DCP-9040CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling and print quality. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-9040CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother DCP-9040CN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Brother DCP-9040CN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-9040cn Color Laser Copier and Printer with Built-in Ethernet Network InterfaceBRTBU100CL - Belt Unit for Brother HL-4040CN

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Brother DCP-9040CN Multi-Function Device

 

Can Brother's latest colour laser, multi-function device live with the stiff competition?

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Brother Colour Laser DCP 9040CN

 

This is the big brother to the recently reviewed HL-4040CN reviewed on the 26-10-07, it certainly is heavier – or I'm getting weaker. This is an All In One colour laser.

First the dimensions it is 40x55x42cm and weights 32kilos. So its bigger dimension wise and heavier weight wise than the HL-4040CN. The software install is quite quick and takes 420MB of hard disc space. It can be connected by Ethernet or by USB. There...

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Brother - DCP-9040CN

 

Brother recently expanded a range of printers that's already bursting at the seams, with a total of seven new colour laserjets, four of which are all-in-ones. The DCP-9040CN on test here is effectively the entry-level model ...

For no-nonsense, high-yield printing where speed and text quality are your main concern, the DCP-9040CN succeeds, even if the basic features make it appear a tad uninspiring.

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A real workhorse, with no jams and a great scanner

 

I have had this unit for 3 years and have never had a problem with it. I have put more than 15,000 copies through it. I am on the third set of toner cartridges on it. It does a better job than inkjet printers and is less expensive to operate. The pros...

Very good print quality. The scanner does an excellent job both flat bed and document feed. Cartridge replacement is straight forward . Print quality is very good on VIVID setting. The flip down paper tray is convenient. Excellent network unit

It curls paper. Heavier paper curl is a problem when doing two side work. Envelopes usually come out wrinkled. The unit runs quite warm. Paper tray could be a lot larger

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For the price, this printer offers good value.

 

Stay away from card stock and this workhorse will deliver the goods.

Virtually trouble free performance. Replacement ink costs considerably less compared to Xerox's offerings

Doesn't work well with card stock. Paper curls too much. If you have to print 2 sides, you'll need to back roll the card stock and MAYBE the paper won't jam. Color is muted when set to normal print quality but that can be fixed by selecting "vivid

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Garbage Plastic Fantastic

 

Complete lack of interest or support from Brother.

Cheap initial price

Sold 2 and both had problems within a year. Terrible brother dealer support. Customer support line is expensive. Consumables expensive. Parts expensive

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A real workhorse, with no jams and a great scanner

 

I have had this unit for 3 years and have never had a problem with it. I have put more than 15,000 copies through it. I am on the third set of toner cartridges on it. It does a better job than inkjet printers and is less expensive to ... Expand full...

Very good print quality. The scanner does an excellent job both flat bed and document feed. Cartridge replacement is straight forward . Print quality is very good on VIVID setting. The flip down paper tray is convenient. Excellent network unit

It curls paper. Heavier paper curl is a problem when doing two side work. Envelopes usually come out wrinkled. The unit runs quite warm. Paper tray could be a lot larger

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Curls Paper & Color is Bland

 

It prints really hot and curls the paper. Color copies are not exact. There are better printers out there. I do not recommend it.

Cheap, small and it doesn't have many paper jams. The ink cartridges are about $50 each and it needs four (yellow, ceylon, magenta, black). They seem to last a fair amount of time with moderate use. The warm-up doesn't take too long

Color is bland. It curls the paper, even if I buy "non-curling" paper. I do not recommend it

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Just right!

 

I purchased this printer about a year ago. I was a little leary because the affordable price and not the

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Brother DCP-9040CN. Overall good performance but one major flaw

 

I bought this printer on clearance from a big box retailer. Compared to other network ready color laser printers the price was unbeatable. However, would I buy it again? No. Here's why:The color output (either printing or ...

Easy networking. Reliable feeds for copy, print. Custom scan buttons. Support from Brother. Price

Color brilliance.  ; No fax.  ; Large file sizes for scanned items. Slow startup

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Product Specifications

The next generation color laser Multi-Function Center (MFC) for Small and Medium Business (SMB) users DCP-9040CN busts the myth among business owners that these are too expensive to own and maintain. Leveraging on its own proprietary print engine technology, Brother's revolutionary Color Laser MFCs (3-in-1, 5-in-1 and 6-in-1) aim to redefine business color printing by offering business owners total control over their top three concerns namely data security, cost of purchase and operating costs. Brother's range of color laser printers allows users to print high quality monochrome documents even when the color toner cartridges run out. This further demonstrates Brother's deep understanding of the needs of today's SMBs. In addition, Brother's high-yield toners ensure users achieve the most value out of their consumables as well as one of the lowest cost per page for both color and monochrome printing. Ideal for the office environment, each color laser MFCs is equipped with the Lock Color Usage feature giving corporate administrators the ability to restrict color print usage by user. Users are required to enter a password to print color documents. This feature enables business owners to maintain control against employee usage abuse. Bearing in mind that office space is precious, Brother developed the horizontal tandem engine to give each model a more compact and lower profile. Its full frontal operation adds to the convenience of changing the consumables or loading of paper. In addition, business users wanting to print documents and images directly from USB media devices can do so from built-in USB interface at the front of the printers.