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Brother DCP-165C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Brother DCP-165C. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and multifunction. The usability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the noise and print quality.

performance, price, usability, multifunction, size

design, durability, print quality, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-165C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother DCP-165C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Brother DCP-165C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and multifunction. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability.

price, usability, multifunction, performance

durability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-165C Compact Colour Inkjet Multifunction PrinterBrother DCP-165C Compact Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Brother DCP 165C

 

Design If you've done any printer shopping at all prior to reading this review, you'll immediately notice that the Brother DCP-165C is light years behind the competition in terms of aesthetic design. We knew this printer would receive low design scores...

Low cost to print; two-year warranty.

Poor output quality; slow print times; awkward build quality; outdated design; creative software requires online connection; no USB cord included.

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counterintuitive setup, bland design, deplorable print quality, and crawling output speeds earns this printer a double...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Brother DCP-165C Multifunction Printer

 

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counter-intuitive set-up, bland design, deplorable print quality and crawling output speeds earn this printer a double...

Low cost to print ; Two-year warranty

Poor output quality ; Slow print times ; Awkward build quality ; Outdated design ; Creative software requires online connection ; No USB cord included

Brother supports its printers with a one-year limited warranty. The company's website provides more support by way of manuals, FAQs, service centre locations and software downloads.

Jul, 2009
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Expert review by: Justin Yu (zdnet.com.au)

Brother DCP-165C Multifunction Printer

 

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counter-intuitive set-up, bland design, deplorable print quality and crawling output speeds earn this printer a double...

Low cost to print, Two-year warranty

Poor output quality, Slow print times, Awkward build quality, Outdated design, Creative software requires online connection, No USB cord included

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counter-intuitive set-up, bland design, deplorable print quality and crawling output speeds earn this printer a double...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Brother DCP-165C

 

This MFD, though best suited for office use, also boasts of photo-printing features.

Good print quality in normal mode, Fast print speeds in fast mode, Decent scanner, Decent looks, Good price, Good bundled software

Grainy prints in the fast mode, Reddish hue in photo prints, No FAX

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Inoperable right out of the box

 

There goes thirty bucks and a couple lost hours, which for a three-time Brother owner, aren't especially appreciated. Please tell me this isn't a device with the sole aim of selling ink carts, guys.

So far, none

Beware: Ships with what are apparently fake ink carts. They plug in but won't print so much as a single page. Menu locked; won't reset; no recourse

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

a good deal

 

easy setup, good quailty for our usage, haven't run out of ink yet like with HP, epson, etc. main uses are for printing and scanning. no problems so far at all after 3+ mo's. good deal for price - believe we pd $79 or $89 with free shipping

can't figure out how to re-direct default directory when scanning. referring to help manual doesn't cover the 165

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Alex C (newegg.com)

Great Printer, but Not For Me

 

Doesn't work well with Windows Home Server. There was no stated support for WHS/Win2003 but I took a chance. I was able to modify the drivers to get the printer set up and shared in WHS. While printing with this setup worked from WinXP, however I could...

Great printer. Fits on the smallest of shelves in the smallest of closets and it's no trouble grabbing printed pages out of the cramped space. Copier is quick and easy as well

Could be faster. I haven't owned an inkjet for about 4 years but I'm sure that this is no faster than the cheapo I got for free with my Compaq Desktop in 2004

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: JonB (newegg.com)

just letting you know

 

My wife has an older brother printer and I love using it. I needed new ink cartridges for my dell printer"$25 a pop" the price of this printer was the same as 1 set"black and color" of refills for my old dell printer - so the dell had to go

on sale30 bucks off how could I not, if one color runs out u can replace that color cartridge not the whole 3 color cartridge copier works great have not used the scanner yet color scale is good very clean edges on normal paper 22lb

did not come with a usb cable

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: big sir (newegg.com)

Brother DCP-165C All-In-One Printer

 

For the money, image print quality & the cost of replacement ink cartridges, this All-In-One is a good choice.

Easy to set-up & use, nice design, fast & easy to load ink & paper, scan, print & copy. Works well, prints fast & image print quality is very good

None so far

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Dave Cole (newegg.com)

Good Printer

 

Well built. Excellent printer for the money.

Excellent Printer especially for the price. Super easy and straight-forward set-up instructions. Paper is front loaded so paper and mechanism is covered. That's a plus for me as we have two cats. So, the mechanism stays clean. Ink cartridges are cheap...

None

Feb, 2009
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Product Specifications

Brother's stylish DCP-165C combines color printing, copying and scanning into a single compact machine. Perfectly suited for all your printing needs, this all-in-one printer is designed with ease-of-use in mind and delivers great performance to all family members. DCP-165C's flatbed design makes it the perfect solution for confined spaces and for scanning and copying bound documents and books. With high quality color print capability and up to 1,200 x 6,000dpi in print resolution, you will be able to print amazing photos and colorful documents in the comfort of your own home. Furthermore, its economical and cost-saving 4-cartridge ink system means you only replace the colors you need. Printing borderless photos is easy and convenient, as you can now bypass your PC altogether. Print your photos directly from your digital camera using the PictBridge interface, or from media cards by using Brother's PhotoCapture Center. Additionally, print directly from, or scan to, a USB flash memory drive using the host USB connection for ultimate convenience.

Copying

Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:18ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.4in/14.6in/16.9in
Height:5.9in/9.3in
Weight:15.4lbs/20.3lbs
Width:14.2in/15.4in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:1440/165C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP/Brother HL

Memory

Standard Memory:32MB

Miscellaneous

Color:White
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Refurbished:Remanufactured
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):2500impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 4
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):14ppm/15ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Cards / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):25ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:6000 x 1200 dpi

RAM

Installed Size:2MB
Max Supported Size:34MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/XP/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
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