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Brother MFC-4800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Brother MFC-4800. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and size. The usability and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the durability. The multifunction and reliability get negative opinions.

performance, price, usability, size, print quality

reliability, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-4800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Brother MFC-4800 from The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the noise and size are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the durability. Some have doubts about the multifunction and reliability.

performance, price, usability, size, noise

reliability, multifunction

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

This summary is based on the products: Remanufactured Brother MFC-4800 Multifunction Printer, Scanner, Copier & Fax (EMFC-4800)Remanufactured Brother MFC-4800 Multifunction Printer, Scanner, Copier & Fax (EMFC-4800)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Kristina Blachere (

Brother MFC-4800 review: Brother MFC-4800


Multifunctions, more often than not, embody the "jack-of-all-trades, master of none" cliché. Laser-based multifunctions such as the $330 Brother MFC-4800 can rise above this, however, by providing excellent print quality at a respectable clip. The...

Fast, sharp-looking print quality; full featured yet simple to use; reasonably priced.

Dismal scan and copy quality; no color scans; cannot upgrade RAM or add network capability.

It may be a slightly dysfunctional multifunction, but the MFC-4800 is a capable personal laser printer at a decent price.

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: JLB (



fax, printer, copier all at one area

The price of a drum is almost as much as buying another mach

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: Sir Les Patterson (

Good value if you want a laser printer that doubles as a fax


Excellent printing quality. Intuitive front panel lay-out.

Below-par scanning and printing.

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: A. Travis (

Do not Buy BROTHER products if you are a MAC user


If it worked it would be a nice product


May, 2002

Product Specifications

This 5-in-1 Laser MFC combines speed, performance, connectivity and reliability at a price that certainly fits any budget. The MFC-4800 is a full-feature 600 x 600 dpi fax, up to 10ppm laser printer. It provides convenient copying with multi-copying and reduction/enlargement from 50-200%, a 1200 x 1200 dpi (interpolated) resolution scanning and PC Fax capabilities that allow you to send and broadcast faxes directly from your PC.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:10ppm

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


Standard Memory:2MB



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 / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:10ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):10ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi