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Brother MFC-9700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Brother MFC-9700. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and multifunction. The reliability and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the control panel and print quality. The noise and usability get mixed reviews.

performance, price, reliability, multifunction, design

connectivity, print quality, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-9700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-9700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Brother MFC-9700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and multifunction. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the usability. Many are critical about the print quality and connectivity.

performance, price, reliability, multifunction, durability

noise, connectivity, print quality

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-9700 Flatbed Laser Multifunction

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Jeffrey Fuchs (cnet.com)

Brother MFC-9700 review: Brother MFC-9700

 

Fast, good-quality text printing.

Expensive; lackluster design; poor scan quality; tiny control-panel LCD.

A small home office with light faxing, scanning, and copying needs could make do with this product.

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: seanwes (cnet.com)

"Terrible support / complicated set up"

 

Trying to set up to Mac / android - both are very difficult. The supplied disk didn't work so had to download drivers which still didn't do it. I tried online chat support for 20 minutes but didn't get thru than called and after they took my info got...

In theory printer speed, size and functionality

multi hour set up

Aug, 2015
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Consumer review by: pandrew (shopzilla.com)

Great machine!

 

Scanner and OCR are great! Copy and fax are the best.

The manual hard to find on the web, quite useless.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Printer driver software stinks!

 

Hardware quality is good.

Software STINKS!! Won't print proper letter spacing!!!!

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Poor Buy

 

Looks nice

Images faint/ white lines/ fax componet works sometimes

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: HAROLD RAIFORD (databazaar.com)

MFC9700 A WORK HORSE

 

I HAVE HAD MY MFC9700 FOR OVER 5 YEARS. IT DOESN'T MISS A STEP. GREAT ENLARGEMENT AND REDUCTIONS. OUTSTANDING SCANNER. NOW THAT NON-BROTHER REPLACEMENT DRUMS AND TONER CARTRIDGES ARE AVAILABLE, THE UPKEEP IS VERY REASONABLE. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS UNIT...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Neil (rakuten.com)

Neil

 

Since I rarely buy computer equipment, I read every single review that I could find. The most negative comments that I could find were associated with the complexity of settin up the fax machine. More than half the manual is dealing specifically with...

Consumer review by: Stuart McKendrick (rakuten.com)

Stuart McKendrick

 

I looked all over for a laser multi-function machine, and finally chose the 9700. Every day has been a joy since. I used it tied to a Windows 2000 computer (parallel) and G3 (usb), and had no problems printing - and it is quite speedy. I got the...

Consumer review by: Tom Schnieder (rakuten.com)

Tom Schnieder

 

I have purchased one of these machines for my roofing company. Brother has out performed my expectations by far. I switched from a 3200 to upgrade to a machine with flatbed capabilities and have found even with more features, it out performs the...

Consumer review by: Mal (rakuten.com)

Mal

 

Which is clearly a very related product. I have used my MFC9600 for years and I have to say it's top notch. Everything I want in a multifunction unit. It's quiet, fast, reliable and does what is advertised, and then some. Driver installation is its...

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Product Specifications

The MFC-9700 is a 5-in-1 flatbed laser multifunction center that combines performance, connectivity, and reliability. This full-feature fax, laser printer, and convenience copier is also equipped with a color flatbed scanner that allows you to copy objects such as books and magazines. PC Fax capability enables you to send and broadcast faxes directly from your PC. An optional second 250-sheet paper tray, network interface and Windows/Mac compatibility make this the optimum solution for today's business environment.

Copying

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18in
Height:16.9in
Weight:37.5lbs
Width:19.4in

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

Compatibility:G3
Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:9700
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:8MB

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

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

Printing

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