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Brother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction Center

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Brother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction Center. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the print quality and usability are on the whole positive. The price and noise also get good feedback. Many are critical about the durability and multifunction.

performance, noise, price, usability, print quality

reliability, multifunction, durability

On average, users rate this product 54/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Brother MFC-8500 Laser Multifunction Center from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Comments about the paper handling and noise are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the multifunction and reliability. There are some mixed views about the durability.

performance, price, usability, noise, paper handling

reliability, multifunction

43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2015

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.


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

Dimensions & Weight


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

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:8MB



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


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