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Brother MFC-5100c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Brother MFC-5100c. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and multifunction are overall positive. The print quality and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the price. Many are less positive about the durability and noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-5100c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Brother MFC-5100c


For those on a tight budget, the Brother MFC-5100c ($300 street) is an acceptable all-in-one package, with color printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. But the low price in this case buys relatively slow performance along with output quality that...

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Stay away from this buggy equipment


Cost per page is not bad

Colors always fading, scanner is rough, bad customer service

Nov, 2004

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the price was right FOR REFURB


Sep, 2004

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Avoid this product, a complete hassle to own


fairly simple to operate

Totally unreliable. Paper jams a lot, faulty printheads

Jul, 2004

Consumer review (

Machine Error 41 - Replace Print head


Easy to use, good paper handling

Not reliable, expensive to fix, slow scanning

Mar, 2004

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Print quality is just OK and scanner is very slow.


Easy to set up, eloborate manuals and quick start guide

damn slow

Nov, 2003

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What is Error 41? Techs do not know.


Machine is fairly easy to use.

After printing one page I get an error "Error 41"

Oct, 2003

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Thumbs Up


Works great with Windows 2000 Prof. OS. Very fluid

None @ this time

Aug, 2003

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5 in 1 is pretty cool


All in one

None right now

Aug, 2003

Product Specifications

This compact, full color fax, printer, copier, and scanner with PC Faxing delivers fast inkjet printing at up to 10 ppm mono and up to 8 ppm color. Users can also select high-resolution 2400 x 1200 dpi printing for exceptional color output. Simple one-touch key for scanning directly to e-mail, OCR, and imaging applications complement high-resolution color scanning at up to 9600 dpi. A 4MB dual access memory stores up to 200 pages so faxes can be scanned in while sending or receiving. Compatible with Windows and Apple computers, it includes both parallel and USB interfaces, a 100-sheet capacity paper tray and 30 page ADF.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:7ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:5ppm

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:4MB



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:Parallel / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:10ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):10ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:8ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 1200 dpi