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Brother MFC-4820C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Brother MFC-4820C. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and multifunction are generally positive. The design and size are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the performance and noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-4820C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Brother MFC-4820C from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Views about the usability and design are generally positive. The multifunction and price also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the noise.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC 4820c - Multifunction ( fax / copier / printer / scanner ) - color - ink-jet - copying (up to): 10 ppm (mono) / 6 ppm (color) - printing

Nov, 2015

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Brother - MFC-4820C


Brother has a lot of expertise in the design of office equipment, especially fax machines and telephony gadgets. This new multi-function device takes advantage of this and really is an all-in-one, incorporating faxing and telephone answering, ...

This is a neat, well-designed multi-function machine, with fax and telephone answering facilities built in. Brother's new print engine is easy to use, capable of reasonable print quality and comparatively cheap to run.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: truckerc (

Terrible quality of print, terrible for photos and SLOW!


I still cannot believe the experience I went through with this Brother printer. When I arrived at Staples, the clerk recommended this printer (I shake my head and wonder if she should be fired?!?). I was looking for a 3 in 1 for my home business, and ...

3 in 1 printer/scanner/fax and cheap!

Terrible quality, ink expensive does not last long enough. Envelopes suck! Horrible printer!

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: allinduetime (

Great Home Office Tool


My husband got a new job and needed to have a fax in our home office. We already had a great printer but didn?t have a lot of space to put a stand alone fax machine. We also didn?t have a scanner and thought that it might be beneficial to be able to...

Compact 3-in-1 design

You don't get photo quality prints

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: epinionified (

Small footprint for many functions -- light duty only!


A scanner, fax, printer, media reader, and answering machine would take up about 4x the space at 3x the cost... this is a nice, compact product with a sleek, appealing product design and tons of features for home or office. I have had satisfactory ...

Nice ($190) price, nice design, many good features, works well on Mac and PC

Caller ID does NOT work. Stopped feeding envelopes after 9 months. Costly ink?

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

Brother MFC-4820c unique, low-profile color flatbed multi-function center is ideal for the home or home office. This machine offers color Inkjet Printing (up to 11 ppm color, 13 ppm black), Color Copying and Color Scanning, Stand-alone Color Faxing, PC Faxing, PhotoCapture Center and Digital Message Center. The PhotoCapture Center feature allows you to print high quality color images from most digital camera media (Memory Stick, CompactFlash, and SmartMedia cards) with or without a PC. The built-in Message Center acts as a digital answering machine, holds up to 99 messages and includes a handset and full-duplex speakerphone.


Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:10ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:6ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:16MB

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:USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:13ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):13ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:11ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):11ppm
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 1200 dpi