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Brother MFC-250C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and design. The performance and value for money also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-250C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Brother MFC-250C from 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

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


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Brother MFC-250C multifunction printer


Brother's MFC-250C multifunction printer is cheap as chips and serves up decent quality photo prints. We would have liked it to print a bit faster, bu...

Cheap, relatively low running costs, good photo print quality

No media card slots, scan quality could be improved

Don't expect the best print quality, but at this price the Brother MFC-250C multifunction printer is a decent option that handles basic tasks adequately.

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Brother MFC-250C Inkjet All-in-One


A cheap all-in-one printer that is let down by mediocre speed.

Bundled software includes a copy of Nuance's PaperPort, as well as Brother's own utilities for scanning and photo upload. They all install easily and make up a good bundle given the price of the MFC-150C.


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Brother - MFC-250C


Last year Brother launched the world's first compact multifunction inkjet A3 machines and now the company has kicked off 2009 with five new A4 multifunction inkjets, using the same engine as that series. At the bottom ...

Sometimes the race for faster and more versatile printers means too many corners are cut. The MFC-250C is just such an example, resulting in serious design flaws and disappointing print quality.

Product Specifications

The compact MFC-250C can print, copy, scan and fax. No PC required for faxing, copying or photo printing. Helps increase productivity with print speeds up to 27ppm black and 22ppm in color. Print rich and vivid borderless photos with high resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:18ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:16ppm

Dimensions & Weight


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

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
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:USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:27ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):27ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:22ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):22ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:6000 x 1200 dpi