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Brother MFC-845CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Brother MFC-845CW. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and multifunction. The performance and price also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the noise and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

usability, price, performance, multifunction, size

reliability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-845CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Brother MFC-845CW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Brother MFC-845CW from The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Comments about the multifunction and reliability are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the paper handling. Reviews are divided on the durability.

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paper handling

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-845CW Colour Wireless Inkjet all-in-one Multifunction Printer with Colour LCD

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Brother MFC-845CW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Brother MFC-845CW from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Views about the print quality and durability are on the whole positive. The size and performance are also appreciated, but the design and multifunction get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the noise and reliability.

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reliability, noise

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-845cw Color Photo Inkjet Flatbed All-in-One with 5.8GHz Cordless Handset

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (

Brother MFC-845CW Printer


The Brother MFC-845CW is almost identical to the recently reviewed Brother MFC-665CW, except that it replaces its sibling's wired handset with a 5.8-GHz cordless phone. At $250 (as of June 6, 2007), this model costs $50 more than the MFC-665CW. But if...

Includes faxing capability ; Built-in answering machine

Prints and faxes slowly

The Brother MFC-845CW will appeal to small businesses that are pressed for space. The cordless phone and Wi-Fi networking let you work elsewhere in your home or office without tethering you to a desk. You get many functions at an affordable price, but...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Brother MFC-845cw


Not yet reviewed.

Apr, 2007

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Expert review by: Denny Atkin (

Brother MFC-845cw


While the MFC-845cw's print speed is slow, its excellent output and well-rounded capabilities make it one of the best multifunction printers we've seen.

Excellent text, photo-print quality; additional paper tray for 4x6 photo paper; easy-to-use menu interface; wired/wireless network support

Slow printing; tray holds only 100 sheets of regular paper; card reader won't read 4GB SD cards; scanner driver has limited options; no backlight on phone keypad

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Feb, 2007

Expert review by: (

Brother - MFC-845CW


If you're looking for a multifunction inkjet, then Brother's MFC-845CW has a lot to recommend it. For just under £170 (plus VAT) you get a colour printer, scanner, copier and fax machine all-in-one, with both wired ...

A combined colour inkjet and flatbed colour scanner with automatic document feeder and internal fax modem, the MFC-845CW can be used to print, fax, scan and copy in colour. Wired/wireless interfaces and client software allow for remote operation over...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: troyhenderson (

I would rate it zero stars if the web site allowed it.


The ink replacement alone will justify purchasing a color laser jet. The frustration will make you hope that you have medical insurance that covers anger management. If I had realized how bad it was sooner I'd have returned it. If I hadn't spent so...

Has several functions that are helpful

The several helpful functions all have major flaws. Where to begin ; A: The wifi has settings for all the current security options, but will only work in WEP ; B: The paper tray is ridiculously small. Roughly 40 sheets of paper and it's full ; C

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: whtefur (

Great multi-function unit for the price.


Wireless makes set-up easy. Cordless handset has speaker phone ability. Fantastic print quality in both black and color. Long-lasting ink cartridges

Editing photos from the scanner is complex. Wireless technology does not work well with Vista. Printer needs to be deleted and reinstalled every time it's used. No problems with XP

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: leopmahon (

Very 'user unfriendly'


The user guide has 188 pages and for the home user can be difficult to follow in places. As a home user, it took me three days to get all the functions to work properly. The photo quality is just average compared with some Canon cheaper printers. I...

Good build and separate inks

Difficult setup for the layman

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: dzntmatera (

Brother inkjet printers are TERRIBLE


The printer part of the Brother inkjet printers cleans itself at regular intervals, using up ink from all 4 cartridges each time. This is especially a problem with a printer like the 845CW that is left on all the time because of the answering machine...

phone, answ. machine, PC-fax, scanner work fine

printer burns through ink, basically unusable

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: jbradley59 (

Excellent value for your $$


Purchased with a $70 rebate. The features and being wireless ready at that price works for me. In the home setting, this printer meets all my requirements. The scaning is excellent, including photos. I am very happy with this purchase.

Ease of use and setup

Mount for handset could be better positioned

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: (

Brother MFC-845CW w/ Wireless Networking and Cordless Phone


Product Specifications

Setting a new standard for all-in-ones. Truly a wireless machine, the MFC845cw features a 5.8GHz cordless handset (expands to a total of 4 handsets), digital telephone answering machine, wireless (802.11b/g) and wired (Ethernet) interfaces. The user-friendly color LCD menus enable you to preview faxes or images from your digital camera media cards before printing. Fully featured photo capabilities, including a Pictbridge interface and a dedicated 4" x 6" photo bypass tray make for convenient photo printing.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:18ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Country Kits:Germany
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
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


Max Printing Speed B/W:27ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):27ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:22ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):22ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi/6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi/6000 x 1200 dpi