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Brother MFC-J470DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2803 reviews of Brother MFC-J470DW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and noise. The price and performance also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J470DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-J470DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Brother MFC-J470DW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the paper handling. The performance is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability and noise.

performance, paper handling

price, usability, noise, reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J470DW A4 Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)Brother MFC-J470DW A4 Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-J470DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 user reviews of Brother MFC-J470DW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the multifunction and noise. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the paper handling. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, noise, multifunction

reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J470DW - Wireless Inkjet All-in-One w Auto Document Feeder MFCJ470DWBrother MFC-J470DW - Wireless Inkjet All-in-One w Auto Document Feeder MFCJ470DW

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Brother MFC-J470DW review

 

The Brother MFC-J470DW is an easy-to-use multifunction inkjet printer that also operates as a dedicated fax machine, copier and scanner. Its list price is $100 (£108, AU$149), but it's widely available online for up to 30 percent less. The MFC-J470DW...

The Brother MFC-J470DW boasts fast print speeds, cloud connectivity, Apple AirPrint and Google Chrome Print compatibility, four separate ink tanks, and a supremely low cost of consumables.

The cheap rubber buttons and an overall plastic feel of the unit don't transcend its bargain price tag.

If you only have $100 to spend on a multifunction inkjet printer for the office, you'll have a hard time finding a faster performer with ink refills as cheap as the Brother MFC-J470DW.

Jul, 2015

Editor's Choice

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

Brother MFC-J470DW

 

With speed, low cost per page, and an under-$100 price, the Brother MFC-J470DW inkjet multifunction printer is our top choice for a micro or home office.

Prints, scans, copies, and faxes. Integrated Wi-Fi. Duplexer for two-sided printing. Automatic document feeder. Fast.

No wired network support. Low paper capacity.

If you're particularly concerned about text quality, you might prefer the Brother MFC-J430w (still available from some third-party retailers), which scored just a tad better than the Brother MFC-J470DW for text on our tests. And if you want to print...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: David Schloss (tomsguide.com)

Brother MFC-J470DW All-in-One Printer Review

 

The Brother MFC-J470DW is a solid performer for small offices on a budget, with faxing capability, a reasonable cost per page and generally speedy print and scan times. However, middling photo quality and a number of small annoyances, like the...

Solid print and scan speeds ; Low cost for color ink ; Fax support

Mediocre design ; Frequent self-cleaning ; Middling photo quality

Brother's $100 all-in-one offers generally speedy print and scan performance, along with fax capability.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.co.uk)

Brother MFC-J470DW review

 

The Brother MFC-J470DW is an easy-to-use multifunction inkjet printer that also operates as a dedicated fax machine, copier and scanner. Its list price is $100 (£108, AU$149), but it's widely available online for up to 30 percent less. The MFC-J470DW...

The Brother MFC-J470DW boasts fast print speeds, cloud connectivity, Apple AirPrint and Google Chrome Print compatibility, four separate ink tanks, and a supremely low cost of consumables.

The cheap rubber buttons and an overall plastic feel of the unit don't transcend its bargain price tag.

If you only have $100 to spend on a multifunction inkjet printer for the office, you'll have a hard time finding a faster performer with ink refills as cheap as the Brother MFC-J470DW.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Brother MFC-J470DW

 

The home inkjet all-in-one market continues to be a crowded one and the sub-£100 arena is one of the keenest price brackets. Brother's MFC-J470DW is aimed at home office workers rather than the photo enthusiast and includes fax and an automatic...

Full fax functions ; High yield cartridge option ; Compact design

No multi-purpose feed ; No front-panel USB/card slots ; Very slow wireless print

The Brother MFC-J470DW is a good, general-purpose SOHO all-in-one, not excelling in any particular area, but competent in most. It would be good to have a front USB socket for direct print and scan, a single-sheet feed for letterheads and special media...

Jun, 2015

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

Brother MFC-J470DW review

 

It's got lots of features, but neither the capabilities nor the print quality of this all-in-one printer quite justify its price

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Brother MFC-J470DW review: A sub-$100 all-in-one printer with low-cost ink refills

 

The Brother MFC-J470DW is an easy-to-use multifunction inkjet printer that also operates as a dedicated fax machine, copier and scanner. Its list price is $100 (£108, AU$149), but it's widely available online for up to 30 percent less. The MFC-J470DW...

The Brother MFC-J470DW boasts fast print speeds, cloud connectivity, Apple AirPrint and Google Chrome Print compatibility, four separate ink tanks, and a supremely low cost of consumables

The cheap rubber buttons and an overall plastic feel of the unit don't transcend its bargain price tag

If you only have $100 to spend on a multifunction inkjet printer for the office, you'll have a hard time finding a faster performer with ink refills as cheap as the Brother MFC-J470DW.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A Brother Multifunction Device : Brother MFC-J470DW

 

Brother continues to develop its range of multifunction devices. This latest model is aimed more at the office rather than home users.

The Brother MFC-J470DW multifunction device follows the normal convention of mounting an A4 flatbed scanner on top of an inkjet printer. Along with the usual functions of Scan, Print and Copy, the device adds Fax, Duplex, ADF (Automatic Document...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: dougy-fresh (cnet.com)

No WiFi support for Mac OS X El Capitain

 

No WiFi support for Mac OS X El Capitain (10.11.x) is a complete fail in 2016

cheap, decent prints

no wifi support for modern operating system

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: nwpsalor (cnet.com)

cryptic 1985 set up. Goes to sleep and requires initial WIFI set up for each use

 

I think it may be defective. Connect to WIFI, not a big deal typically, but then later my Macbook Pro cannot find it any more. Requires me to go through the entire WIFI connect process each time I print. After going through the process several times I...

Cheap ink

WIFI set up would not have been a concern if not required every time I print

Jan, 2016