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Brother MFC 4600 - Printer - B/W - laser - Legal - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 6 ppm - capacity: 200 sheets - Parallel

Brother MFC 4600 - Printer - B/W - laser - Legal - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 6 ppm - capacity: 200 sheets - Parallel
alaScore 61

15 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and durability. The price and usability also get good opinions.

usability, price, durability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC 4600 - Printer - B/W - laser - Legal - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 6 ppm - capacity: 200 sheets - Parallel is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 61/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Brother MFC 4600 - Printer - B/W - laser - Legal - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 6 ppm - capacity: 200 sheets - Parallel from 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

usability, size

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC 4600 Laser Multifunction

Expert review by:

Brother MFC-4600


As most of the devices we tested consisted of inkjet units, we were interested to see how the laser printer in the MFC-4600 stacked up. Relatively lacking in features, the MFC-4600 is geared toward productivity, performing well in our speed tests.

issue of PC Authority

Consumer review by:

Sigh ... oh Brother not again.


If this brother really were a member of your family, he'd be the semi-alcoholic emotionally-unstable mullet-wearing sibling that nobody talks about at family gatherings. Everybody wants to like him, they really do, but he just says and does the ...

Good cost-per-page, nice feature set, low price, durable

Device drivers coded by drunken spider monkeys


Consumer review by:

A solid buy, just be gentle!


Ah, yes. The joys of helping family members with their computers. Being the family geek, I'm often called to outstretch my third-grade computer knowledge and help various people fix their sound cards (unmute the speaker), clean up hard drives...

Very useful, good printing quality

Breaks often, chintzy parts, small paper capacity

Product Specifications

The MFC-4600 is a 5-in-1 Laser MFC that combines performance, connectivity, speed, and reliability at a price that certainly fits any budget. The MFC-4600 has functionality that includes a full-feature fax that transmits a standard page in up to six seconds per page and a 600 x 600 dpi, up tp 6ppm laser printer. The MFC-4600 also includes convenience copying with multiple copying (up to 99) and reduction/enlargement from 50-200%, a 600 x 600 dpi (interpolated) resolution scanner that's bundled ScanSoft, PaperPort and TextBridge OCR software and PC Fax capabilities that allow you to send and broadcast faxes directly from your PC through standard phone lines or the Internet.


Copying Speed BW:6ppm


Max Copying Resolution B/W:203 x 391 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:5ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:200sheets

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


Max Supported Memory:4MB
Standard Memory:2MB






Type: None

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Parallel
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Language Simulation:PCL 4
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):6ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Business cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
Total Media Capacity:200sheets
Type:Multifunction printer


Max Printing Speed B/W:6ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):6ppm
Max Resolution B/W:203 x 391 dpi


Installed Size:2MB
Max Supported Size:2MB


Type:Sheetfed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition