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Brother MFC-5100C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The print quality and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the design.

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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 60/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-5100C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of Brother MFC-5100C from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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36% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-5100c Multifunction

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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

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DON'T BOTHER BROTHER....

 

the price was right FOR REFURB

JAMS ALL THE TIME POOR PRINT QUALITY CANT GET IT TO PRINT .

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Avoid this product, a complete hassle to own

 

fairly simple to operate

Totally unreliable. Paper jams a lot, faulty printheads

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Machine Error 41 - Replace Print head

 

Easy to use, good paper handling

Not reliable, expensive to fix, slow scanning

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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

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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"

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Thumbs Up

 

Works great with Windows 2000 Prof. OS. Very fluid

None @ this time

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5 in 1 is pretty cool

 

All in one

None right now

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.

Copying

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

Depth:18.4in
Height:14.5in
Weight:24.3lbs
Width:18.4in

Document & Media Handling

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

Fax Machine

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

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:5100c
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:4MB

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

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

Printing

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
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