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Brother MFC-8710DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 921 reviews of Brother MFC-8710DW. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the size and noise are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the connectivity, while reviews are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-8710DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Brother MFC-8710DW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 user reviews of Brother MFC-8710DW from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The noise and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the connectivity. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer MFC8710DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother Printer MFC8710DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Brother MFC-8710DW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Brother MFC-8710DW from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC8710DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer with ScannerCopier and Fax (Black)Brother MFC8710DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer with ScannerCopier and Fax (Black)

May, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Brother MFC-8710DW


The Brother MFC-8710DW monochrome laser MFP is a good fit as a workhorse MFP in a micro or small office.

Prints, scans, copies, and faxes. Duplexer and 300-sheet capacity standard, 800-sheet maximum. Ethernet. Wi-Fi.

Output quality is no better than par across the board. Speed is similarly acceptable but unimpressive.

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Aug, 2012

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Brother MFC-8710dw Review: Reliable, Affordable


Brother introduced a new line of monochrome laser printers for SMB in 2012.

Quick print speeds ; Print quality ; Competitive pricing

Energy use when printing ; Display/navigation

Feb, 2013

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Good for short term/low volume


Wouldn't recommend - Brother needs to get it together. Most people don't want to replace a printer every year.

Great quality and value for the price - until the fuser starts to go.

I manage a busy pediatric dental office. We started out 3 years ago with the 8710 - it lasted about a year - Brother replace with a refurbished printer. The refurbished lasted about 6 months - replaced again...and again. We purchased another new one...

Mar, 2016

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Fuser problems


It looks like Brother has put this type of Fuser unit in all the 8000 series printers. I'm not sure if this is another 'Piece' that is set to deteriorate, but replacement cost for the whole unit is a big chunk of a new printer cost and just changing...

Print - Good quality Faster than previous models I've owned.

Printer is bigger than previous models I have owned, should have larger paper capacity, but doesn't. Fuser unit failed within first year.

Feb, 2016

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great value!


This is the second unity I have purchased and it does everything it's supposed to seamlessly.Good value item.

Jul, 2015

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Be Aware


I use this printer with other brand cartridge and it works very well.

- Cheap - Lots of features - Software Easy to Install

I have 4 printer on my job and all did the same. The printer has a low quality fuser (the problem is the grease on the fuser), if you print a lot you will need change the fuser in few months. overall all brother printers has the "Network Scanner...

Jan, 2015

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Works great and good value


The printer is good quality and the price is a lot lower than comparable models. If you're hooking this up to a network, you may have to change some settings but anyone with an above average of IT knowledge will be able to figure it out. Bottom line I...

- Replacement toner won't break the bank - Good print quality

Hooked up to a network. The printer worked at first but the printer went offline. I Had to go into the settings and disable SNMP. Haven't had an issue since.

Oct, 2014

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Brother MFC-8710DW


owned for 8 months now

prints fast and clean; like the double sided feature; no problems with wireless connections between laptops and desktops; no wasteful color ink; all my documents are in black & white so works great

black print only; other than that I have yet to find an issue with printer; I am still using original toner and drum; guess you could say size if you didn't have the storage room.

Mar, 2014

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Scanner Problems


Prints great and my users love the machine!

Scanner keeps losing connection to computers when they try the "Scan to PC" option. Have to go into View Scanners and Cameras and after I do that it magically works again and the PC shows up instead of the "Check Connection" Message

Jun, 2013

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Brother MFC-8710DW


feature, compact

constantly have problem with pc-fax, ADF stopped working after 6 month. worst brother MFC I have had. I had several models.

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):40
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):10.5


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:Y
Character display:22
Display number of characters:22
Display number of lines:5

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:120
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (off):1.4
Power consumption (standby):8.1
Power consumption (typical):702


Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Call waiting: No
Caller ID: No
Distinctive ring: Yes
Fax broadcasting:366
Fax coding methods:JBIG, JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:500
Fax resolution:203 x 203
Fax resolution (black & white):203 x 203
Fax Speed:2.5
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):300
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:300
Fax transmission speed:2.5
Group dial:20
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, 802.1x RADIUS, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, MD5, PEAP, TKIP, WPA-AES, WPA-EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR/LPD, Raw Port/Port9100, POP3, SMTP, IPP/IPPS, FTP, LDAP, CIFS, TELNET, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS, TFTP, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR/LPD, Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP, LDAP, CIFS, TELNET, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS, TFTP, SMTP, ICMPv6, SNTP, Web Services (Print/Scan)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32.7
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.7
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Scan
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight (imperial):17 - 24
Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
Duplex media weight:60 - 105
Duplex media weight (imperial):16 - 28
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight (imperial):16 - 43
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105
Standard tray media weight (imperial):16 - 28


Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:Mono faxing
Management protocols:SNMPv1/v2c/v3
Maximum duty cycle:50000
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:Black
Recommended duty cycle:500 - 3500
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (average operating):702
Power consumption (off):1.4
Power consumption (standby):8.1


Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):40
Secure printing: Yes
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5


Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG, TIF
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:Legal (216 x 356)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan to:CIFS, E-mail, E-mail Server, File, FTP, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF


Bundled software:Nuance PaperPort SE\nPresto! PageManager
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Windows operating systems supported:AMD Athlon XP

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:59
Noise level (idle):37
Noise level (quiet mode):54


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:320
Maximum memory:320
Memory slots:1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:21
Package height:23.8
Package weight:705.5
Package width:23.4