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Brother MFC-440 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the multifunction and print quality. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the build quality and noise. There are some mixed reviews about the performance.

value for money, usability, design, print quality, multifunction

paper handling, ink consumption, noise, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-440 All-in-One Inkjet Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 273 reviews)

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Brother MFC-440cn

 

Like most home office-oriented all-in-ones, the scanner platen is big enough to fit only A4-size originals, but using the ADF, you can scan up to legal-size documents. The lid's hinges lift to accommodate thicker documents, such as books. A small hinge...

Automatic document feeder included; network ready; easy access to ink tanks; media card slots and PictBridge port; color LCD; compact; lots of fax options; inexpensive.

Slow text printing and copying; poor print quality with graphics.

The Brother MFC-440cn has a lot to offer, but it falls short on print quality. We prefer the Canon Pixma MP530 for a small-office environment.

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Brother MFC-440cn

 

Small size. Network port. Automatic document feeder. Scans and faxes over a network

Slow. Limited paper capacity

The Brother MFC-440cn offers an impressive list of features—including standalone faxing, an automatic document feeder, and a network connector—but you'll have to be patient with its slow performance.

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MFC-440CN Multi-Function Center

 

Like a techno-toolbox, All-in-One printers fulfill several different needs with one device. The trick, of course, it to ensure that each and every need is fulfilled as well as or better than a dedicate device of singular function can manage. Brother's...

Considering it's a multi-function peripheral, Brother's MFC-440CN comes across as a relative bargain at US$150 or CA$200. However, its multifunctionalism of print, photocopy, fax, PC fax, scan and photo upload/edit aren't particularly new features, nor...

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Brother MFC-440CN

 

The Brother MFC 440 CN printer is a good choice for a home office with its good print speeds, multiple functions and relatively compact size. The 440CN packs a lot of functionality is a smaller space through efficient design, a good choice when space...

Experts agree Brother offers more features than competing brands, and the MFC 440CN is no exception. There is some concern about slow printing speed and some degradation in print quality. The scanning, faxing and copying functions receive no...

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"The most frustrating device I own"

 

Okay, to be absolutely fair, the print quality is fine, scanning quality is fine and it sends faxes as you'd expect. But... it is so horrible to use, I frequently swear at this device, it's so frustrating. Even writing this review is making me angry!

It was cheap

So annoying to use I can't fully describe it, it uses ink even when not printing, it lies about cartridges being empty, you can't print in black and white if even one of the colour cartridges is empty....

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The most frustrating device I own

 

Okay, to be absolutely fair, the print quality is fine, scanning quality is fine and it sends faxes as you'd expect. But... it is so horrible to use, I frequently swear at this device, it's so frustrating. Even writing this review is making me angry! ...

It was cheap

So annoying to use I can't fully describe it, it uses ink even when not printing, it lies about cartridges being empty, you can't print in black and white if even one of the colour cartridges is empty

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I'm glad it didn't cost much.

 

It was only 50 bucks on sale, so I didn't expect much. Generic ink is dirt cheap and it works fine in this printer. If you leave it unplugged until you want to print, the ink will last a reasonable amount of time. Expect a 60+ second clean cycle when...

Scans well and prints text like it should. Works well with generic or refilled ink cartridges. (See cons)

Photo printing is rather poor quality. I have never seen a printer waste ink the way this thing does. Even if you don't turn it on, it will empty the ink cartridges all by itself during the "cleaning cycles

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"I'm glad it didn't cost much."

 

It was only 50 bucks on sale, so I didn't expect much. Generic ink is dirt cheap and it works fine in this printer. If you leave it unplugged until you want to print, the ink will last a reasonable amount of time. Expect a 60+ second clean cycle when...

Scans well and prints text like it should. Works well with generic or refilled ink cartridges. (See cons)

Photo printing is rather poor quality. I have never seen a printer waste ink the way this thing does. Even if you don't turn it on, it will empty the ink cartridges all by itself during the "cleaning cycles" .

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"Good, But can be better"

 

I like it, but it's a little out of date.

Compact design, USB or Network Printing. ADF saves time when you have multiple sheets to send

Ink runs out and is $40+ for the multi-color pak

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Good, But can be better

 

I like it, but it's a little out of date.

Compact design, USB or Network Printing. ADF saves time when you have multiple sheets to send

Ink runs out and is $40+ for the multi-color pak

Product Specifications

Brother's MFC 440CN has been engineered to provide required features in a small footprint. Unlike similar sized, competitive units, Brother includes features such as stand-alone faxing and an auto-document feeder to complement standard robust printing, copying and scanning functions.

Copying

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

Depth:14.6in
Height:7.1in
Weight:18.1lbs
Width:15.7in

Document & Media Handling

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

Fax Machine

Compatibility:G3
Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Country Kits:Germany/Netherlands/United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:440CN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:32MB

Miscellaneous

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

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:25ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi/6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi/6000 x 1200 dpi