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Brother MFC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Brother MFC. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and noise. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the connectivity and print quality.

performance, usability, price, noise, reliability

print quality, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

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Expert review by: Simon Williams (

Brother MFC-8380DN - Mono Laser MFP


Mono lasers are still the best option for high volume printing, as the Brother MFC-8380DN proves.

Although the MFC-8380DN may appear expensive at first sight, Brother has got the mix right and has produced a multifunction with comparatively high speed in both simplex and duplex print and useful extra features, such as duplex copying. Print quality...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Super Great Printer


Printer works great in a small business setting. We use an inexpensive software package that allows setting up email address and fax numbers at each work station.Delivery and customer service excedded expections.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Excellent product


Straight forward setup, excellent quality print, copy and scan (did not use fax). Number of buttons (programmable functions) may be intimidating to some. Recommend.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Small Business -Cinci,OH, (

Fantastic business printer


This is our second of the bigger Brother MFC units. The first (8860DN)is 5 years old and still performing like a champ. This unit is faster, more precise than the first.Two awesome business features:- Fax Forward. This option allows us to have all...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: JEANNIE (

Does not meet needs or expections


This is my first laser printer as well as Brother product. I find the copy quality and print quality poor and the machine will not recognize when the multipurpose tray is being used. I am forced to empty the automatic tray in order for the printer to...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: shajay (

Excellent Machine!!!


I bought this machine for a second time, the first machine was shorted out by a lightning strike in the backyard. It shorted all my phones, and my fax. I loved this product so much, that I when having to replace my other, I just bought the same one...

Answering Machine","Cordless Phone","Efficient","Fast","Quiet

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: doctormom (

Just what I wanted!


Easy to set up and program. I needed a new phone and this is two products in one for me. Good deal.

Accurate Image","Efficient","Fast","Quiet","Sharp Detail

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Kennie (

I would Buy this Product again


Machine works great, pretty simple to set up.

Accurate Image","Efficient","Fast","Quiet","Sharp Detail


Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Ryan (

Don't bother


The print quality is not particularly good, no matter what paper you use. Because the heads in the machine and not on the cartridges, the heads get clogged up, and because a user can't access the head, the thing won't print properly even after dozens...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: wayne (

great printer


Great printer for someone who just needs it for home use . Very easy on ink. I had a kodak printer and 2 yrs later it died on me ,never again. This brother printer even uses less ink than the kodak . You won't be dissapointed.

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

There are many ways to manage Brother's range of print servers, either use Brother's BRAdmin32 utility; a standard web browser (for printer control and NIC control) or Hewlett Packard's JetAdmin and Web JetAdmin applications - It's easy to manage your Brother network printer. Brother supports a huge range of protocols as standard which can be disabled easily to reduce possible network bandwidth problems. Each Brother print server is supplied with 1Mbyte of Flash memory which can be upgraded easily as new software releases are announced. Brother's BRAdmin32 utility is designed for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT operating systems. It offers total control of the NIC in an easy-to-use interface. IPX/SPX and TCP/IP communications are catered for. For Novell user's, NDS and Bindery queue configuration is just a few clicks away - you can forget Novell's PCONSOLE and NWADMIN applications for printer configuration.


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:N/a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother/Brother NC


Cabling Type:Ethernet 100Base-TX / Ethernet 10Base-T/Ethernet 10Base-2 / Ethernet 10Base-T
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate:100Mbps/10Mbps
Form Factor:External/Plug-in card/Plug-in module
Interface (Bus) Type:Parallel/Proprietary
Remote Management Protocol:SNMP
Type:Print server

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 - 9.2.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Novell NetWare/None/Novell NetWare / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0