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Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and print quality. The usability and paper handling are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the performance, and the ink consumption and build quality get critical comments.

value for money, paper handling, usability, print quality, size

build quality, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Brother MFC-665CW Printer


Carrying a price tag of $200 (as of 10/25/2006), the Brother MFC-665CW is packed full of features for a small or home office. It offers a color fax, an answering machine, media slots, and wireless networking. The fax sends and receives at only 14.4...

Built-in Wi-Fi ; ADF ; Fax and answering machine

Very slow printing ; Slow fax speed of 14.4 kbps

If you're hunting for a space-saving unit that can serve multiple purposes in your home office or small business, the Brother MFC-665CW is worth a closer look. Despite its slow performance, it offers many functions at an affordable price

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Disappointed & Sorely Inconvenienced


The affordable price is completely negated with this whole "Paper Jam" issue. If I knew before that this machine would be this much hassle, you couldn't pay me to use it. After all, "time IS money," and this machine, while not costing much up front,...

The reason I purchased this was for it's OSX compatibility. I appreciate the higher volume paper tray beneath the initial tray. When the top runs out, it automatically feeds from the bottom. Easily accessible ink cartridges

Paper feeding is a nightmare. Whether it is the top load feeder or the tray feeders, there is FOREVER a jam. Removing the jam REQUIRES you remove the back cover and replace it, but it doesn't clear the error. Powering off/on doesn't do it either

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Very good for Home Office


Very good All in one Office or Home Printer. Has lasted longer than any all in one printer i have owned, very dependable.

Networking, Independant Ink cartriges, Easy set up, Fast Printing

No Wireless networking, not the best scans


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Good all in one printer. Easy to setup


I like the dorect network feature of the printer. I don't have to have a computer on to print thru. My biggest grip is the paper jams. They happen too often. Also I get multiple paper feeds.

Software install and printer setup is easy. Read instructions to set static IP address if printer is networked directly to LAN. Ink cartridge intall is easy. I like the software interface

paper jams are frequent. Removing the back cover and clearing the paper jam does not always clear the paper jam message

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Reasonly priced multi-function with NETWORK capability


I have been looking for a reasonably priced multi-function that had networking capability for several years to work in my home office plugged into my home LAN. I purchased a HP All-in-one 7100 2.5 years ago and after at least 40 hours spent talking to...

Is Ethernet ready & I can print/scan/fax from my PC through my home LAN

None so far

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Best buy for the money


Let me first say that I have be an HP person all the way through for the last 6 years. My HP officejet G95 had more than paid for itself over the years and it was time retire it.So I was VERY disappointed to read the poor user reviews the newer HP AIO,...

Price, features, speed, dual paper tray

voice mail and fax requires separate distinctive ring

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Bad review


Wonderful telephone support

Prints ONLY 1 page per 65 seconds!

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Amazon review summary for Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

size, value for money, multifunction, print quality, usability


44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-5860cn Color Photo Inkjet All-in-One Flatbed with Networking with 2nd paper tray

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Paper Jam


I bought the Brother all in one printer from a local office store. Finally the end came for this printer when the paper got jammed once again, but this time so bad that it damaged the printer heads. This printer lasted for about one year. This was a...


Every other paper fed jams

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was great for 6months...


All In One features, who doesn't like that..when they work...was okay for six months

I'm very disappointed in my purchase. I bought this printer thinking it was going to be a decent purchase based on the reviews and yes quite a few bucks more than just a printer but i thought that would remove me of the hassle of dealing with something...

Product Specifications

Equipped with dual paper trays, the MFC-5860cn offers assurance that your faxes and photos will be printed on the intended paper. High print speeds paired with high-resolution printing provide prompt, professional results. Designed to give the small office or home office user flexibility, the MFC-5860cn includes a USB interface for direct connection to a computer as well as an Ethernet interface to enable shared printing, scanning, faxing as well as access to the Photo Capture Center over a network. A built-in PictBridge Interface enables convenient photo printing directly from your digital camera.


Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:22ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:350sheets

Fax Machine

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):4000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):25ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi