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Brother MFC-8520DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Brother MFC-8520DN. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the size and durability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-8520DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Brother MFC-8520DN from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Views about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good views.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC 8520DN A4 Multifunction Mono Laser Printer

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Martyn Clayden (

Brother MFC-8520DN review


The Brother MFC-8520DN is the top-of-the-range model for smaller businesses and as with all of this current crop of Brother mono laser printers, it has a solid build (a weighty 16kg out the box) whilst still managing to be relatively compact, at 405 x...

Brother’s MFC-8520DN is fast, prints good quality text documents, is cost efficient and offers auto duplex for all four modes. Only its lack of Wi-Fi and touchscreen control keeps it from the must-have list.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother MFC-8520DN Mono 4-In-1 Laser Printer


an excellent all round office machine

a little complex to set up the network side

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):651

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Digital sender: No