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Brother MFC-5440CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Brother MFC-5440CN. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and paper handling. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

performance, price, usability, paper handling, size

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-5440CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Brother MFC-5440cn


If you're looking for an all-in-one (AIO) for your small or home office, or to serve as a personal AIO in a larger office, the Brother MFC-5440CN ($130 street) is bound to catch your eye. Not only is the price right for those on a tight budget, the...

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

The Brother MFC-5440CN's truckload of features includes a network connector and automatic document feeder, but it's notably slow, and its output quality is slightly below par.

Consumer review by: scott (

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

Consumer review by: Matt (



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

Consumer review by: akomaba (



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

Consumer review by: Paladin (

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 by: shagg (

Oh Brother!


good printer for the price

multi featured. Lan. affordable ink

bigger than I thought. Kinda slow at startup

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: JRW (

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

Consumer review by: Lar (

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 by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: Tony D (

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


Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:11ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

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


Standard Memory:16MB


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables

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

PC Connectivity

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


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