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Brother MFC-3820CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and build quality. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas the size and design get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-3820CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-3820CN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Brother MFC-3820CN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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35% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-3820CN Color Inkjet Multifunction

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Brother MFC-3820CN

 

The feature-rich Brother MFC-3820CN is quick at printing graphics but slow at most other tasks, and its image quality is mediocre.

With an automatic document feeder and built-in fax, the MFC-3820CN is designed for a home office, but busy workers won't appreciate its slow performance.

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Brother MFC3820CN All-In-One Printer

 

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Brother MFC-3820CN

 

The Brother MFC-3820CN is one of just two MFPs in this roundup that incorporates every MFP function we list above. (The other is the Canon MultiPass MP730.) The Brother printer is also one of two that have built-in Ethernet connectivity in addition to...

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Brother MFC-3820CN

 

The Brother MFC-3820CN is a no-nonsense AIO that offers full functionality at a affordable price.

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Love the network capability, but that's where the love affair ends.

 

worked great out of the box, network setup was a breeze. Thought I would buy this because of low cost and capabilities. After about a month it started producing poor quality documents. Now I have to do a print head cleaning about once a week, eating...

Network capable

Slow, ink heads need constant cleaning, poor quality color and b/w

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Disappointed!!!!

 

This was my last printer, and I was very disappointed in the brother printer, I expected more because it was brother, but what I found was that it copied well, but it wouldn't do anything with photos well, the pictures all had verticle lines through...

There weren't any real pros in this product

Not worth it

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This MFC is a piece of garbage! DO NOT BUY!

 

This machine is a piece of garbage. It started to breakdown a week after purchase. The cartridges are of poor design and are absolute nightmares to refill. The machine guzzles up gas faster than an SUV guzzles gas. It makes odd, random noises at 2AM in...

None whatsoever

Everything, this machine makes ungodly amount of noise at odd hours of the night, it eats up ink like crazy, and recently, 2 of the 3 color cartridges refused to print

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This MFC is a piece of garbage! DO NOT BUY!

 

This machine is a piece of garbage. It started to breakdown a week after purchase. The cartridges are of poor design and are absolute nightmares to refill. The machine guzzles up gas faster than an SUV guzzles gas. It makes odd, random noises at 2AM in...

None whatsoever

Everything, this machine makes ungodly amount of noise at odd hours of the night, it eats up ink like crazy, and recently, 2 of the 3 color cartridges refused to print

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Love the network capability, but that's where the love affair ends.

 

worked great out of the box, network setup was a breeze. Thought I would buy this because of low cost and capabilities. After about a month it started producing poor quality documents. Now I have to do a print head cleaning about once a week, eating...

Network capable

Slow, ink heads need constant cleaning, poor quality color and b/w

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Be warned

 

A good looking machine -- a nice ornament in any office

Forget this unit if you have ADSL on your phone line

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Product Specifications

Need a flatbed, color inkjet machine that can print from your computer and work as a stand-alone fax machine? Do you want to send and receive faxes from your computer, make copies of bound documents, scan images or text, print photos from digital media cards and even connect to your existing or future network? This 6-in-1, flatbed color multi-function center comes with a 33.6Kbps fax/modem, large memory, and is compatible with both Windows in Macintosh Operating Systems. The MFC-3820CN connects to your computer using a USB 2.0 interface, or to your network router (wired or wireless) using the Ethernet interface. The built-in networking allows support of multiple PCs for printing, direct network scanning (networked, Windows PCs only), PC Fax send and access to the digital camera media cards over the network.

Copying

Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:10ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.8in
Height:13.9in
Weight:23.1lbs
Width:17.6in

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

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:3820CN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:16MB

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

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:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / USB/Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:14ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):14ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:12ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):12ppm
Max Resolution B/W:4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
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