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Brother MFC 9970

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews of Brother MFC 9970. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and reliability are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the durability. Opinions are divided on the noise.

usability, performance, price, reliability, print quality

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC 9970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The multifunction and price also get good feedback.

performance, price, multifunction, design, size

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

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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC 9970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Brother MFC 9970 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Views about the multifunction and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, price, reliability, multifunction

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother Mfc-9970Cdw Toner Cartridge Set, Manufactured By BrotherBrother Mfc-9970Cdw Toner Cartridge Set, Manufactured By Brother

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

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.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother MFC-9970CDW

 

The Brother MFC-9970CDW color laser multifunction printer delivers speed, features, and high quality text for a small to medium size office or workgroup.

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.

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Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (printercomparison.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

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

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (techadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother MFC-9970CDW

 

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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (techworld.com.au)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

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...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (itpro.co.uk)

Brother MFC-9970CDW review

 

Kat Orphanides examines a multifunction printer that does everything but make the tea.

We were impressed with both the quality and performance of the MFC-9970CDW. The only qualitative point on which we were less than perfectly happy was a slight red tint on our photo prints. However, photo printing isn’t a priority for most office...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: lewac (newegg.com)

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...

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):30
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):30
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:5
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 120
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110 - 120
Power consumption (standby):1.8
Power consumption (typical):615

Fax

Fax broadcasting:340
Fax coding methods:JBIG, JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax delayed sending: Yes
Fax memory:500
Fax Speed:2.5
Fax transmission speed:2.5
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:300

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network printing methods:LDAP
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA, WINS/NetBIOS, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR/LPD, IPP/IPPS, FTP, CIFS, TELNET, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS, TFTP, SMTP, ICMP, LLTD, SNTP, APOP, POP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP), 802.1x
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR/LPD, IPP/IPPS, FTP, CIFS, TELNET Server, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS, TFTP, SMTP, ICMPv6, SNTP, LLTD, APOP, POP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP), 802.1x
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 90.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 90.5

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows, Mac OS
Dimensions (W x D x H):19.3 x 20.7 x 20.9
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):19.3 x 20.7 x 20.9
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.3 x 20.7 x 20.9
Package dimensions (WxDxH):27.5 x 26.1 x 27.8
Weight:62.8
Weight (imperial):62.8

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Authentication method:WEP 64/128-b, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), 802.1x (LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS)
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing
Maximum duty cycle:60000
Number of print cartridges:4
Optional features:Fax
Optional functions:Fax
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Blue, Red, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 120
Power consumption (average operating):615
Power consumption (standby):1.8

Printing

Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print quality (color, normal quality):2400 x 600
Print resolution (color, normal quality):2400 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, PCL 6

Scanning

Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, TIF
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan to:E-mail, E-mail Server, File, FTP, Image, OCR, USB

Software

Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:57
Noise level (idle):57
Print noise level:57
Printing noise level:57

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:256
Maximum internal memory:512
Maximum memory:512

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:1200
Weight:1004.8