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Brother DCP-9040CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Brother DCP-9040CN. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and print quality. The price and performance also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the paper handling and reliability, and reviews are divided on the noise.

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reliability, paper handling

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Brother DCP-9040CN Multi-Function Device


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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (

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...

Dec, 2007

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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.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Holly (

Just right!


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

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: arrachera (

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

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother DCP-9040CN



Very cumbersome. Drawback not being able to copy A3 sheets on it.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother DCP-9040CN


Excellent mac compatibility


Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: yusuf (

Brother DCP-9040CN


great printer never given me any trouble easy to move around the office, ive moved it down a few floors and once i plugged it back in of we went!!!

print quality could be better in colour but thats down to the dots per inch i think

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Molly (

Brother DCP-9040CN


I have found nothing bad about this machine

For me NONE

Oct, 2009

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.

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):495 / 495, 95

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Digital sender: No
Faxing: No