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Brother MFC-5440CN All-in-one

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Brother MFC-5440CN All-in-one. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the size and paper handling are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-5440CN All-in-one is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Brother MFC-5440cn


The Brother MFC-5440CN has all the features you probably want in a small all-in-one—except speed.

Prints, scans, faxes from PC. Standalone copier and fax machine. Network connector. Automatic document feeder.

Slow for both business applications and photos. Output quality is below par.

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Aug, 2006

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Brother MFC-5440CN 20 ppm 6000 x 1200 dpi InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer


Very good product.would buy another.

excellent product!Works great with linksys wireless.I have three different op. systems in house and they all communicate flawlessly.Just make sure firewall is not locked when sending something to printer

none so far

Nov, 2006

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This is the first Brother printer. I like the way their product line is set up so that you can choose the printer with just the right combo of features. This one is perfect for what our family needs.

Nice package. Fairly easy setup for network config. This is a good basic multi-function. Printer cartridges are easy. I think this is a good choice

Had one small hiccup- it seemed to hang on a print job. It was quickly resolved though. Also had a paper curl up in the output tray. It seems like it's all part of the setup though

Nov, 2006

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its a good printer for its price, but you get what you pay for (at least in my case). hopefully the new one will last at least a year before i have to replace it.

its cheap, multi-function, networked

it stopped working after 3 weeks. error states that it could be a mechanical problem. had to rma it (at least rma is painless. thanks newegg!!!)

Nov, 2006

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Excellent product, excellent price


You just can't beat all this functionality for the price.

Can't beat the price for the quality. Excellent print quality, network printing works great - no hassle if you have a basic understanding of windows networking, scan quality is great, fax works well, scans are great quality, and COLOR copies

had a hard time trying to print some custom sized CD labels, but no big deal

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

Oh Brother!


good printer for the price

multi featured. Lan. affordable ink

bigger than I thought. Kinda slow at startup

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

BEWARE! A Real Stinker!


Beware this thing. I've had mixed results with Brother in the past. Some things they make well and others-- well... its probably not polite to say exactly what I think :) This printer seems to be in the second category. I suspect strongly that it will...

Its cheap

It doesn't work well with network-- haven't tried usb yet but am giving up on network part. Network _does_ work, I can telnet in, check settings, etc. Just almost impossible to get to print. I have a mixed network of many windows and linux machines...

Apr, 2006

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Nice all in one


For an relatively inexpensive printer, this one works real well. Easy setup and software install

Not for high quality photo printing, but good everday functionality for the price

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

Brother MFC-5440CN 20 ppm 6000 x 1200 dpi InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer


Excellent, full-featured product with great documentation. Worked out of the box with a very simple installation but plenty of built-in options. The included software for scanning/copying/faxing is quite good and customizable. A very reasonably priced...

Sep, 2005

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great network ready


The best thing about this printer is that it has a built in network print sewrver. I connected it to my router and it was up and running very quickly. I needed a network fax machine and black printing copyer with a multi sheet feeder. as far as color...

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

The MFC-5440cn offers both a versatile flatbed and an automatic document feeder with faxing and copying that don't require the use of a computer. Add to that the spectacular high-resolution printing and scanning with both a USB 2.0 full speed and an Ethernet interface and you have the perfect all-in-one for the Small Office/Home Office user to create and print professional color documents. You can even print borderless photos.


Consumable Type:Print cartridge


Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):17
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):11
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:11ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):3.5
Power consumption (standby):7
Power consumption (typical):22

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:90
Fax memory:170
Fax smart software features:ECM, Fax Forwarding, Batch Transmission
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):40
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:40
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

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


Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother LC/Brother MFC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Standard input capacity:100


Standard Memory:16MB


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables


Embedded web server: No

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner/Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):3000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Other Features

Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Compatible ink types, supplies:LC-900HYBK - Black (up to 900 A4 pages @ 5% coverage). LC-900BK - Black (up to 500 A4 pages @ 5% coverage). LC-900C - Cyan (up to 400 A4 pages @ 5% coverage). LC-900M - Magenta (up to 400 pages @ 5% coverage). LC-900Y - Yellow (up to 400 A4 pages @ 5% coverage)
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/Me/2000/XP\nMacintosh OS 8.6/9.x/10.2.4 or greater
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.5 x 15.6 x 9.33
I/O ports:PC connection port\nNetwork connection port\nPower Port
Media types supported:Plain, Inkjet, Glossy, Transparency
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.7 x 18 x 15.1
Standard media sizes:A4, LTR, LGL, EXE, A5, A6, Postcard, Envelope + additional sizes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T / Hi-Speed USB/Hi-Speed USB / Ethernet 10 Base-T
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Faxing:Colour faxing
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning


Power consumption (average operating):22
Power consumption (PowerSave):3.5
Power consumption (standby):7


Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:15ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):15ppm
Max Resolution Color:6000 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):15


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan speed (black, normal quality):4 Seconds
Scan speed (color, normal quality):from 5 seconds
Scanner features:Allows the user to scan to e-mail, OCR, Image, File or Card


Internal memory:16

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:Windows:\nIntel Pentium II processor or greater\n32MB RAM\n130 MB Hard Disk Space\nMacintosh:\n128MB RAM\n200 MB Hard Disk Space

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:352.7