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Brother MFC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 835 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling and print quality. The performance and value for money also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the control panel and ink consumption. There are some mixed reviews about the build quality.

usability, value for money, performance, print quality, paper handling

ink consumption, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Brother MFC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Recommended!

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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I would Buy this Product again

 

Machine works great, pretty simple to set up.

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

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Quiet, fast, very good printer

 

Great for the price and over all very happy. Prints fast, great color and very economical.

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So far seems to work quite well for my needs.

 

I am not a frequent userl but I have been satisfied so far in its performance. I will know more later when I determine ink consumption. I was disappointed in the performance of my last printer, which incidently was not a Brother, so hopefully this...

Easy to use

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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.

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Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:N/a
Localization:N/a
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:2100P
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother/Brother NC

Networking

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