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Brother MFC-640CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and build quality. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the ink consumption and paper handling.

value for money, usability, design, build quality, size

performance, paper handling, ink consumption

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 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-640CW

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Brother MFC-640CW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, design, multifunction

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

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-640CW

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-640CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Brother MFC-640CW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, usability, paper handling, design

connectivity

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-640CW Color Multi-Function Center, Wireless Network Ready

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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...

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

 

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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.

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Brother MFC-640CW

 

In addition to the usual print, scan, and copy functions, the Brother MFC-640CW can also send and receive colour faxes, print photos directly from mos...

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

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

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.

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Don't use it in six months, it drys up"

 

It's going in the garbage 

It made good prints. Scanned well

Don't use it, it becomes a desk weight

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Brother MFC-640CW

 

It's going in the garbage

It made good prints. Scanned well

Don't use it, it becomes a desk weight

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

 

this machine won't work unless it detects all four ink cartridges are in place and with plenty of ink. the ink cartridges can be half-full and the machine won't work, saying you need to put in a new cartridge. after a year, sometimes it won't work even...

sometimes it works

ink supply

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Brother MFC-640CW

 

Is capable of doing the basic stuff if you have somehow managed to set it up exactly right

I need to run mine on a wireless network. For this, it is completely and utterly useless. If you have a LOT of IT knowledge it might be ok, but for the merely better-than-average, forget it. Never buying anything Brother again

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

 

The mfc-640 is a awsome little machine packed with features, You can print directly from your media cards fax scan copy and print. It has both wireless networking and wired built pretty cool for the price i purchased at staples on sale for 89.00 with...

Compact loaded with features

pain to set up

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

 

This was one of the easiest setups ever.Was up and running in less than 30 minutes.Wish the paper try was not so flimsy. Found my wireless network immediately.

Easy setup, cheap ink, wireless and USB

Some flimsy components, cheap handset

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

 

I bought this from Staples and this replaced my Brother 640 cn. The capabilities are same for both, except this has Wireless networking.Installation was a breeze and was done in less than 20 mins. The software installation was also fluent.The printing...

All in one, Automatic Feeder, Network Capability, cheap ink

none for the price point

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