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BROTHER MFC-9840CDW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 809 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and paper handling. The performance and value for money are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the ink consumption.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the BROTHER MFC-9840CDW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for BROTHER MFC-9840CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of BROTHER MFC-9840CDW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-9840CDW Color Laser Multifunction Center with Wireless Interface ...BROTHER MFC-9840CDW COLORLASER

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Amazon.com review summary for BROTHER MFC-9840CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 429 user reviews of BROTHER MFC-9840CDW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-9840CDW Laser Multifunction CenterBrother? MFC9840CDW MF Color Laser Printer w/Copy, Scan, Fax, Wireless Network

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Brother MFC-9840CDW

 

Includes duplexer, wireless connectivity, and an automatic document feeder ; Speedy ; High-quality scans and print output

Scanner software lacks options ; Wireless printing setup is slightly tricky

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Review: Brother MFC-9840CDW multifunction printer

 

The Brother MFC-9840CDW is a multifunction color laser printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine with wired and wireless networking capabilities. It doesn't come cheap, but if you're looking for a versatile machine that does its job well, the...

Setting up the MFC-9840CDW was a breeze. After powering up the machine and installing the toner cartridges, you have three connection options: Ethernet, USB 2.0, or 802.11b/g wireless. Connecting via USB is as simple as it sounds. And when we plugged...

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Brother MFC-9840CDW colour laser multifunction

 

Brother's MFC-9840CDW colour laser multifunction is cheap and packed with features, but we weren't impressed by its navigation scheme and expensive co...

Comprehensive connectivity, user-upgradeable memory, automatic duplexing

Expensive consumables, doesn't multitask, poor Web interface, some colour issues

The Brother MFC-9840CDW colour laser multifunction throws in every feature except the kitchen sink, but we found it awkward to use.

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Brother MFC-9840CDW Laser MFP

 

Simon finds out if Brother's MFC-9840CDW multifunction colour laser is up to the small workgroup job.

Behind the fold-down front panel, a tray slides out to take the four toner cartridges. They slide into place easily enough, though the design of the machine requires a separate drum, transfer belt and waste toner box, so maintenance is fiddly.

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Brother MFC-9840CDW review

 

The Brother MFC-9840CDW is a multifunction colour laser printer, copier, scanner and fax machine, with wired and wireless networking capabilities. It doesn't come cheap, but if you're looking for a versatile machine that does its job well, the...

On top of being an excellent all-around multifunction printer, Brother's MFC-9840CDW includes bonuses such as a duplexer and wireless connectivity that make it a great value.

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Brother MFC-9840CDW

 

Versatile machine that does the job well

On top of being an excellent all-around MFP, the MFC-9840CDW includes bonuses such as a duplexer and wireless connectivity that make it a great value. Creative Mac users would appreciate more-advanced scanning software, but the MFC-9840CDW's...

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Brother MFC-9840CDW review

 

Brother's MFC-9840CDW is a multifunction printer with wired and wireless networking capabilities. It doesn't come cheap, but the MFC-9840CDW is a worthwhile investment.

On top of being an excellent all-around multifunction printer, Brother's MFC-9840CDW includes bonuses such as a duplexer and wireless connectivity that make it a great value.

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Good at first then wen downhill

 

Too many user have the same issues I do so I'd have to say -- avoid this machine. When comes up for a new set of cartridges (which will cost AUD $800) I'll junk the machine and replace with a similarly-specced MFP. Will cost the same or not much more...

Cheap to buy. Lots of great features like wireless, duplex scanning and printing. Good print and scan speed once warmed up

Poor color print quality. It was good for a year then deteriorated. Now it's streaky, uneven and lacks density. I can't use it for presentation-quality work. When a toner cartridge runs low it leaks toner through the machine causing blotches on output

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worst machine that makes printing extremely costly

 

poor quality prints and cost per print is too high since it misreads the toners as being empty. I had a technician out twice. in stead of it being under warranty (less than 1 yr old), their tech makes it a 'software issue' (even though my IT dept says...

i really can't mention any positive quality other then that Brother makes it so much easier to appreaciate other printer brands by having the worst machine and the worst customer service

No customer service behind their 1 800 number ; poor quality prints (my 7 yr old Dell makes better prints) ; cost per print is too high due to misreading the ink and then shutting down. my IT dept says it isn't)

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This is a dog

 

What a waste of time and money. I would give this thing away except that I wouldn't want somebody cursing me for poor quality and high expense (cartidges are in the $70-100 range. AWFUL.

Prints great for about 1000 copies

The ink cartridges start to leak all over the place. You'll spend a lot of time cleaning up the insides so that your copies don't have spots and splotches

Product Specifications

The 9000 Series deliver fast high quality prints at 20ppm, whether you're printing color charts, vivid color presentations and images or black text documents. Create professional color and mono copies at the touch of a button, with fast copy speeds and advanced copy features. Reduce your paper usage and costs by copying 2 or 4 pages onto one A4 sheet - simply select this option from the LCD menu. The 9000 Series give all your workgroup access to easy color copying. With a scan resolution of 19,200 x 19,200 dpi, you'll enjoy quality scans every time. Scan-to-email, OCR, image, FTP or file with the very latest, easy to use, scanning software. iFAX (scan to e-mail server) allows documents to be faxed anywhere in the world over the internet, without use of a telephone line, therefore reducing call charges. LDAP allows the machine to integrate with a directory server to look up contacts and e-mail addresses. Documents can then be scanned as PDF, TIFF or JPEG formats and sent anywhere in the world using scan to e-mail or iFAX. You can even use the scanner function at the same time as operating in another mode, for example whilst printing a document. Send and receive color or mono fax messages the easy way with one touch and speed dial locations to make communicating with your most popular numbers quick and simple. You can use the automatic document feeder to send multiple pages, or the flatbed to fax from bound documents, giving you maximum flexibility. Built-in wired or wireless network connectivity for sharing the machines capabilities with your network of users. To keep your data safe and private there's SSL-Secure Socket Layer for secure printing (encrypted data). SSL is a protocol often used for secure Internet shopping and banking. By printing through IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) the data is encrypted at the PC and sent through the network to the printer, then decoded and printed. The MFC-9840CDW offers a unique function in the color laser market. The print from, and scan to, USB function will not only benefit you in your normal working day, but is also an ideal offering to your clients or business partners who can print documents directly from their own USB memory stick whilst visiting your offices. And if you need to print images, these can be printed directly from your digital camera using the PictBridge interface saving you time on downloads, editing and printing. The MFC-9840CDW offers duplex as standard. Printing or copying on both sides of the paper could reduce your paper usage, and costs, by up to 50%. But the benefit isn't only financial. Duplex also lets you create professional looking documents and enhances your environmental credentials.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
First Copy Out Time B/W:21sec
First Copy Out Time Color:23sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:16ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:16ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.2in
Height:19in
Weight:72.8lbs
Width:17in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 16 in
Max Media Capacity:800sheets
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:9840CDW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Max Supported Memory:640MB
Standard Memory:128MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 600 dpi
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