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Brother MFC 9970

alaTest has collected and analyzed 542 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the paper handling and print quality. The value for money and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the build quality, while many are less positive about the noise and size.

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

size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC 9970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC 9970

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Brother MFC 9970 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, design, performance

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-9970CDW A4 Colour Laser Multifunction (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax) with Wireless and Auto Duplex

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC 9970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 user reviews of Brother MFC 9970 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, print quality, paper handling, design

noise

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-9970CDW Color Laser All-in-One with Wireless Networking and DuplexBrother MFC 9970CDW High Yield Cyan Toner (3500 Yield) - Genuine Orginal OEM tonerBrother Toner TN-315M High Yield Magenta Toner (3500 Yield) - Genuine Original OEM toner for MFC 9970CDW and other printers

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Brother MFC-9970CDW Review: Bells, Whistles, and Cheap Toner, Too

 

The Brother MFC-9970CDW color laser multifunction printer tackles the full laundry list of small-office and workgroup print/copy/scan/fax needs, outdoing every competitor in its price range ($700 as of July 18, 2011) and offering cheap toner to boot....

Cheap toner ; Color touchscreen LCD ; Wireless networking

Dark scan quality

A 5-inch color touchscreen enhances this small-office or workgroup machine. It's also fast, with cheap toner and Wi-Fi.

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Brother MFC-9970CDW

 

As you would expect, the MFC-9970CDW will let you print and fax from your PC over a network. In addition, front panel commands let you fax, copy, print from or scan to a USB key, and scan to other destinations as well, including directly to email or to...

Fast. Touch screen for easier scanning, faxing, and copying from the front panel. Prints from and scans to USB key. Direct Email

Output quality is a touch below par for graphics and significantly below par for photos

The Brother MFC-9970CDW's output quality is a little disappointing for graphics and photos, but the color laser multifunction printer offers fast speed, high quality text, and lots of features.

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Brother MFC-9970cdw Review

 

Read our full review of the Brother MFC-9970cdw, the flagship model of the MFC-9000 series of multifunction color laser printers!

Quick print speeds ; Ease of use ; USB Direct Print and Scan

Some flaws with fine color prints ; Processing pauses

The MFC-9970cdw is the multifunction version of the HL-4570cdw and so it shares many of the same qualities: quick print speeds, overall good print quality, and unique features. But it can take businesses to the next level with the addition of a useful...

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Brother MFC-9970CDW multifunction laser printer

 

The Brother MFC-9970CDW color laser multifunction printer tackles the full laundry list of small-office and workgroup print/copy/scan/fax needs, outdo...

Wireless networking ; Cheap toner

Dark scan quality

Fast output, economical toner, and Wi-Fi are the highlights of this small-office and workgroup model. Photo quality is acceptable.

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Brother MFC-9970CDW Laser Printer Review

 

The Brother MFC-9970CDW colour laser multifunction printer tackles the full laundry list of small-office and workgroup print/copy/scan/fax needs, outdoing most competitors in its price range (as of July 18, 2011) and offering cheap toner to boot. The...

Fast output, economical toner, and Wi-Fi are the highlights of this small-office and workgroup model. Photo quality is acceptable.Brother MFC-9970CDW review: A 5-inch colour touchscreen enhances this small-office or workgroup machineThe Brother...

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Brother MFC-9970CDW

 

Brother's top-of-the-range colour laser multifunction printer appears to tick all the right boxes.

The four toner cartridges are supplied pre-installed, though you have to remove plastic packing pieces and tapes before running the machine. Separate drums, as well as a transfer belt and waste toner unit are all separate consumables.

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Brother MFC-9970CDW multifunction laser printer

 

Brother MFC-9970CDW review: A 5-inch color touchscreen enhances this small-office or workgroup machine

Wireless networking ; Cheap toner

Dark scan quality

Brother's MFC-9970CDW stands out from other models in its price range because it hits certain sweet spots -- speed, features, and cost per page. Although it could stand to improve in photo quality and especially scan quality, it might offer enough...

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Brother - MFC-9970CDW

 

Brother has a solid foundation with its range of home and small business printers - but now the firm has started making serious in-roads into the market for small-to-medium office multifunction printers (MFPs). The MFC-9970CDW is ...

Solidly built, with simple and clear controls, auto-duplex capability for all four functions, exceptional black text quality and fast speeds, the Brother MFC-9970CDW is well worth considering for medium-sized offices - as long as you don't want to...

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It's a 1-stop shop as advertised.

 

No problems after 1 year. Color prints slightly darker than on screen. Paid about $900 a year ago. Overall good copier/printer/fax/scanner.

Scans in color. Good quality color copies/prints

Should have a room to itself. Is VERY smelly, gives off a LOT of fumes. First page to come out when copying is S.L.O.W. But speeds up after that

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LINUX approved!

 

Newegg shipped promptly and this unit was packaged so well from Brother that it did not require double packing. This was a Christmas gift to ourselves (after much research).

This is Brother's "flagship" MFC product. And to be honest, its an awesome printer overall! Brother is supporting linux better than any other vendor. It scans so well that it is almost impossible to tell the copy from the original (and this is in...

Prints photo's too dark. but you can lighten them prior to printing. Paper a bit difficult to remove from output hopper (should have some raised ridges). Only thing missing is a button to output a blank sheet of paper (but I don't believe any other...

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