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Brother MFC-210C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Brother MFC-210C. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the multifunction and design. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the size. The ink consumption and paper handling get negative comments.

price, usability, performance, design, multifunction

reliability, durability, print quality, paper handling, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-210C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Brother MFC-210C from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Comments about the noise and design are generally positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the ink consumption and paper handling, while comments are divided on the size.

price, usability, performance, design, noise

reliability, durability, print quality, paper handling, ink consumption

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Squire (

Bad Choice of Fax Machine


Works for a limited amount of time.

Low ink signal when there is sufficient ink in the cartridge

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: MyPet (

BROTHER MFC210c is Best To Buy


Prints, Scans, Copies, Faxes and Photo Capture. Good.

Mostly No Problems. See Detailed Review.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: steviewonder (

Unit is a scam



All functions shut down (by design) any ink cartr. is low

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: rknik (

should be given away for price of ink, like most inkjets



print head clogs before its time.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: jerry (

mono chrom only


looks good when purchased

print head no good

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Warranty? What a joke


It worked great until it broke

Warranty is a joke. Brother routinely denies warranty claims

May, 2005

Consumer review by: Maticuno (

Brother MFC 210C, all-around good machine


Low profile design, easy copy functions, great resolution

Extensive setup, difficult to use fax with answering machine

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: smariebrown605 (

One of the best multi-function centers I've dealt with


My husband and I run two businesses right from our home. We have bought many pieces of office equipment, including two Brother centers, one being this mfc210. What I like about it is the many functions. You can copy, print from your computer, fax, and ...

Many functionsIncludes digital camera card plug-in

Ink seems to run out quickly

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: joeyzasa (

If ink cartridges are gallons of gasoline, this printer would be the ford excursion


Bought this printer a year ago for about 130 dollars I guess. Probably payed that amount threefold since then for ink. First of all, the ink is expensive, and for a period of time every 2 months, there will be a cycle of replacing ink cartridges. One ...


Noisier than a garbage truck, ink junkie, jams even if there isn't one, etc

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: cristywisty (

Unreliable! Fine for a few months, then major ink problems, and worse!


RUN AWAY from this printer! I couldn't agree more with the other negative reviews. What really bothers me, is that I LOVED this printer at first, and now it doesn't even work AT ALL! I'm actually grateful that it has reached this point, because now I ...

Worked great for a few months

Ink guzzler (or liar), difficult to operate, randomly turns itself off, eventually dies completely

May, 2007

Product Specifications

This product offers a unique low-profile design, making it ideal for even the most space-conscious home environment. It uses a convenient front-loading paper tray. The MFC210c offers black printing up to 20ppm and color printing up to 15ppm at resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi1, Borderless Printing, Flatbed Color Copying and Color Scanning, Color Fax and PC Faxing (send only). It also includes the PhotoCapture Center feature to print high quality color pictures from the most popular digital camera media cards (Memory Stick, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card and Secure Digital cards) with or without a PC.


Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:11ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing:Yes (send only)


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:8MB



Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB/USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:15ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):15ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:6000 x 1200 dpi