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Brother MFC-640CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Brother MFC-640CW. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The performance and price also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the ink consumption and noise. There are some mixed views about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-640CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Danny Allen (pcworld.com)

Brother MFC-640CW Printer

 

The versatile and compact MFC-640CW multifunction printer provides plenty of features for its $200 price (as of 3/27/06).

Extremely versitile unit ; Includes Wi-Fi and ethernet networking

Average performance overall ; Lacks duplex capabilities

The MFC-640CW is a true all-in-one printer. It may lack duplex abilities and provide only average performance overall, but if you're hunting for an affordably priced multipurpose, space-saving unit for your home office or small business, it's worth...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Danny Allen (pcworld.com)

Brother Brother MFC-640CW Multifunction Center With Built-in Wireless Networking

 

Photograph: Chris Manners

Extremely versitile unit ; Includes Wi-Fi and ethernet networking

Average performance overall ; Lacks duplex capabilities

Feature-packed and well priced, the MFC-640CW boasts fax capabilities, an ADF, and ethernet and Wi-Fi networking.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

Wireless printer, copier, scanner, fax, and message center

 

With more households having more than one computer, and many adopting wireless technologies to ease the sharing of high speed connections, printer manufacturers are answering, offering wireless capabilities with their devices. When first launched a few...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If you're hunting for an affordably priced multi-purpose, space-saving unit for your home office or small business the MFC-640CW could be for you.

Wide range of functions, Built in WiFi, Answering machine and Fax

No dedicated black cartridge, Text isn't sharp enough, Colours look washed out

May, 2006

Consumer review by: rtsmith555 (epinions.com)

Beware of Brother Products

 

Solid features, good print quality for an ink jet, great wireless connectivity

Wasteful ink consumption during print head cleaning--the only manufacturer who does this

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: rtsmith555 (epinions.com)

Beware of Brother Products

 

Here's the scoop. Yes, the printer is functionally sufficient. Acceptable print output, ease of use, numerous features, not to mention the wireless connectivity. And the latter appears to work pretty good. There's a catch, however, with most or all ...

Solid features, good print quality for an ink jet, great wireless connectivity

Wasteful ink consumption during print head cleaning--the only manufacturer who does this

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: tallhack (epinions.com)

I usually hate my printer

 

print quality is pretty good.

wireless connectivity is problematic. help desk personnel are hard to reach.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: tacogrande (epinions.com)

Still not out of the shop

 

Footprint, software bundle

Got a LEMON, Poor Customer Service

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: erniemier (epinions.com)

GREAT HOME ALL-IN-ONE

 

I bought this compact device for it's outstanding PC-Fax receive feature. The device receives faxes then transfers the file over to your PC if it's on. Faxes are stored in device memory while the PC is off and are loaded as part of the boot-up. All ...

PCFax receive even with PC off ; Separate ink tanks ; USB, wired/wireless, WiFi ; ADF

Only 100 sheet output paper tray capacity ; Only 10-sheet ADF capacity ; Sloooow

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: erniemier (epinions.com)

GREAT HOME ALL-IN-ONE

 

PCFax receive even with PC off ; Separate ink tanks ; USB, wired/wireless, WiFi ; ADF

Only 100 sheet output paper tray capacity ; Only 10-sheet ADF capacity ; Sloooow

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

The Brother all-in-one MFC-640CW offers high quality color printing, faxing, copying and scanning features, in addition to integrated wired and wireless networking. Whether you're printing simple text documents, complex color charts or glossy borderless photos, the MFC-640CW guarantees professional results across a variety of media sizes. The fax function enables you to send and receive both mono and color faxes with compatible machines. The sizeable memory stores received or ready-to-transmit messages, whilst speed dialing makes communication with your most regularly used numbers both quick and efficient. The integrated telephone handset and answering machine complement these features to provide a complete communication solution.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi/600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:11ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.7in/17.8in
Height:6.5in
Weight:13.2lbs/13.4lbs
Width:14.7in/17.3in

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

Country Kits:Belgium/Switzerland
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:640CW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:16MB

Office Machine

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:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

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 B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi