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Brother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction Center

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the print quality and noise are generally positive. The usability and price also get good comments, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. There are some critical opinions about the control panel.

performance, price, usability, noise, print quality

control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction Center is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction Center

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Brother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction Center from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

performance, price, usability, noise, print quality

control panel

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction CenterBrother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction Center

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Great product

 

The 8500 is an great office tool. Easy to set up and easy to use.

Fast, easy to use

Only black and white, not a flatbed scanner

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Good alla-round unit for the money

 

large memory, big paper supply, fast scanning and printing

Bundled software is limited, expensive consumables

Product Specifications

The MFC-8500 is a 5-in-1 commercial laser multifunction center that combines performance, connectivity, and reliability. This full-feature fax, laser printer, and convenience copier is also equipped with a 9600x9600 dpi (interpolated) resolution scanner that has three easy "Scan-to" buttons directly on the front panel, allowing the user to scan directly into their application seamlessly. PC Fax capabilities allow you to send and broadcast faxes directly. MFC-8500 can work in most Windows and Apple applications.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:15ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.4in
Height:12.7in
Weight:26.5lbs
Width:17.1in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:500sheets
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:G3
Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:8500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:8MB

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Parallel / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:15ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):15ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
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