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Brother MFC-4800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the control panel and size. The usability and performance also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the reliability and build quality.

value for money, performance, usability, size, control panel

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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 63/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-4800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Brother MFC-4800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, usability, multifunction, size

reliability, build quality

42% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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Brother MFC-4800

 

Simple is as simple does The MFC-4800 comes with a foldout Quick Setup Guide that makes setup a snap. The device is both parallel-port and USB compatible (cables not included) and works with Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000 Professional, and NT 4.0, as well as...

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.

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"A poor follow up to a nice MFC"

 

I recommended this MFC to my wife after I had great success with a previous Brother MFC that was a work horse for many years. This machine has been a severe disappointment. Primarily due to very poor image quality on printing. This makes resending any...

Nice foot print

Poor quality printing

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A poor follow up to a nice MFC

 

I recommended this MFC to my wife after I had great success with a previous Brother MFC that was a work horse for many years. This machine has been a severe disappointment. Primarily due to very poor image quality on printing. This makes resending any...

Nice foot print

Poor quality printing

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Brother MFC-4800

 

I recommended this MFC to my wife after I had great success with a previous Brother MFC that was a work horse for many years. This machine has been a severe disappointment. Primarily due to very poor image quality on printing. This makes resending any...

Nice foot print

Poor quality printing

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Wish I'd done my homework before I bought this!

 

I liked this machine while it worked. It's a decent little printer and copier for home use, and it's nice to have a fax machine when you need one--don't know that I ever used the scanner (I have another one that I like). Also, my wife liked the small...

Price, inexpensive toner, decent output

Drum costs more than printer and doesn't last long

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"Wish I'd done my homework before I bought this!"

 

I liked this machine while it worked. It's a decent little printer and copier for home use, and it's nice to have a fax machine when you need one--don't know that I ever used the scanner (I have another one that I like). Also, my wife liked the small...

Price, inexpensive toner, decent output

Drum costs more than printer and doesn't last long

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Brother MFC-4800

 

I liked this machine while it worked. It's a decent little printer and copier for home use, and it's nice to have a fax machine when you need one--don't know that I ever used the scanner (I have another one that I like). Also, my wife liked the small...

Price, inexpensive toner, decent output

Drum costs more than printer and doesn't last long

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"Great for personal printing"

 

Blows the doors off of the inkjet competitors, and cheaper than most of them. Toner cartridges are cheap and have lasted well for me.

Poor copying quality. Scans are difficult to get good quality but it can do it with some coaxing.

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"Total ripoff--uses up a drum unit in about one toner cartridge--less than 1000 pages"

 

Everything except that it burns through drum units

Drum units cost almost as much as the MFC itself and last less than one year and less than 1000 pages--this makes this machine a complete ripoff--do not buy it

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"Just got 2nd one, 1st wore out"

 

It is pretty good fax,scanner,copier. Toner sensor says empty hundreds of copies before it is out. My second one was cheap, still can't get paperport to work with XP.

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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.

Copying

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.1in
Height:9.6in
Weight:16.5lbs
Width:15.6in

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

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

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:4800
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:2MB

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

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

Printing

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