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Brother MFC-5200c

Brother MFC-5200c
alaScore 62

62 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the durability and print quality. The paper handling and usability also get good reviews, but comments are divided on the price.

performance, usability, paper handling, print quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-5200c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 62/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-5200c

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Brother MFC-5200c from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, paper handling, durability, print quality

26% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-5200c Multifunction

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Brother MFC-5200c

 

Setting up the Brother MFC-5200c multifunction was more difficult than we'd like, taking just shy of 90 minutes to have all the devices within the printer up and running. The poster-sized setup guide's somewhat puzzling instructions inspired a few...

Reasonable price; plentiful fax, copy, and scan features.

Tricky setup; poor to middling print quality; cumbersome software; no USB or parallel cable included.

The Brother MFC-5200c offers strong fax, copying, and scanning features, but its subpar printing capabilities and installation and use hiccups make it hard to recommend.

Consumer review by:

"Look elsewhere!"

 

I had a 5100C and two 5200C's and they both suffered from eventual 'Machine Error 41' problems. I got about a year out of each. I will vener buy another Brother product again. Go with another brand.

When it works it's fast and good quality

Prone to failures, breakage, etc

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"Frustrating & Expensive Too Keep Ink in it"

 

I am on my 4th replacement machine because of defective print heads. Now I am stuck with the one I have and it self cleans the ink when ink levels get below 1/2 full. It uses the rest of the ink in the cleaning. Can not print at all if one of the 4 ink...

Had all the options for small business

Longevity of machine is low for the price paid

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Look elsewhere!

 

I had a 5100C and two 5200C's and they both suffered from eventual 'Machine Error 41' problems. I got about a year out of each. I will vener buy another Brother product again. Go with another brand.

When it works it's fast and good quality

Prone to failures, breakage, etc

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Frustrating & Expensive Too Keep Ink in it

 

I am on my 4th replacement machine because of defective print heads. Now I am stuck with the one I have and it self cleans the ink when ink levels get below 1/2 full. It uses the rest of the ink in the cleaning. Can not print at all ... Expand full review

Had all the options for small business

Longevity of machine is low for the price paid

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"Expect to last less than 2 years"

 

The features of this "all in one" are pretty good, as long as you don't want to print pictures, and money is not a problem for you (as you will need to replace this machine every 18 months to two years). The print cartridges are separate (black, cyan, ye

I bought my MFC5200C January 2003. I just received the dread "Machine Error 41". The cheapest fix for this is $164 parts and labor; it requires the print head to be replaced because the ink is not flowing to the print head. My machine is used in a home

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"Don't Buy One!"

 

All in one. Cheap.

Software is confusing, ink cartridges run out constantly (won't allow you to use a refill kit), Ink cartridges are expensive and contain only a fraction of what HP print cartridges have. It runs "cleanings" all the time (noisy and uses ink during the clea

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"Loved it while it lasted"

 

Great scanner, great fax, great everything, but as the other person said, it sometimes "loses" the driver. The symptom is that it will not complete the print.

it loses the driver, but I just go into my printers and faxes place, "delete" the printer icon (thus the whole program) restart my pc and it "finds" the hardware again (the mfc) and then finds and installs driver again on my computer. Fairly easy.

Product Specifications

Now you can really have it all, in one great Multi-Function Center from Brother - a full-featured all-in-one color solution with the most advanced printing, faxing, copying and scanning units available! Copy or scan virtually any document on the flatbed unit or use the auto-document feeder for bigger jobs. High speed printing gets your black and white or color print jobs done in a flash, or use the built-in PhotoCapture Center to print your digital photos from CompactFlash, SmartMedia or Sony Memory Stick with photo quality results. Use the fax, PC fax or scan to E-mail attachment features to reliably send your documents on their way. With its Windows/Mac compatibility and the optional network interface, this is a great value and will increase productivity at your side, from Brother.

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:15ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:12ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.3in
Height:14.9in
Weight:28.7lbs
Width:19.4in

Document & Media Handling

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

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:5200c
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:8MB

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:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:16ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):16ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 1200 dpi
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