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Brother MFC-8520DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Brother MFC-8520DN. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but the paper handling and noise get less positive comments.

performance, usability, price, size, reliability

noise, paper handling

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-8520DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Brother MFC-8520DN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the multifunction and size. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the paper handling.

price, usability, performance, size, multifunction

paper handling

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC 8520DN A4 Multifunction Mono Laser Printer + Extra Original BrotherTN3330 Toner (Black 3000 Pages)Brother MFC 8520DN A4 Multifunction Mono Laser Printer + Extra Original BrotherTN3330 Toner (Black 3000 Pages)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Martyn Clayden (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 (reevoo.com)

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):36
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):10.5

Display

Character display:22
Display:LCD
Display number of characters:22
Display number of lines:5

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode: Yes
Power consumption (off):1.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):336
Power consumption (standby):8.1

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Caller ID: No
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:366
Fax coding methods:JBIG, JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:500
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):300
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:300
Group dial:20
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Maximum input capacity:850
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:802.1x RADIUS, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MD5, PEAP
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.9 x 16.3 x 16.7
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21 x 20.3 x 23.7
Scan speed:2.68
Web-based management: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:64 - 90
Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Thin paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Mono faxing
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:Black
Processor family:Star Sapphire
Processor frequency:400
Recommended duty cycle:500 - 3500
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (average operating):651
Power consumption (off):1.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):336
Power consumption (standby):8.1

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):36
Secure printing: Yes
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5
Warm-up time:3

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:Legal (216 x 356)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:ICA, ISIS, TWAIN
Scan technology:Dual CIS
Scan to:E-mail, E-mail Server, File, FTP, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF

Software

Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):37
Noise level (quiet mode):54
Print noise level:59
Printing noise level:59

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:384
Maximum memory:384
Memory slots:1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:0.709
Weight:35.3