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Brother MFC-J870DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the print quality and value for money are generally positive. The design and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the noise and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J870DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-J870DW

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Brother MFC-J870DW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-J870DW A4 Colour Inkjet Wireless Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)

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Brother MFC-J870DW review

 

Unlike Canon, Epson, and HP, Brother markets its printers toward the office user, which explains the unfortunately named MFC-J870DW. That's too bad, because it's a multifunction printer (MFP) that is perfectly suitable for home use. It's affordable to...

Attractive price ; Compact ; Good output quality ; Reasonable ink cost

No automatic duplexing on ADF ; Under-saturated photos on plain paper ; Small-capacity paper tray ; Slow copying

The compact Brother MFC-J870DW all-in-one printer provides a typical home user with fast, high-quality output and economical cost of operation.

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Brother MFC-J870DW

 

A potentially great fit for a micro or home office, and packed with MFP features, the Brother MFC-J870DW inkjet MFP can print from a near field communications (NFC) capable phone.

Prints, scans, copies, faxes. Prints on printable optical discs. Features Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC (near field communication)

Low-paper capacity (100 sheets plus a 4-by-6 photo paper tray)

The simplest description for the Brother MFC-J870DW, also available as the MFC-875DW with some superficial differences), is that it's an improved version of the Brother MFC-J825DW that it's in the process of replacing in Brother's line. A particularly...

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Review: Brother MFC-J870DW boasts NFC and many more features, but performance is just average

 

The Brother MFC-J870DW is affordably priced, and it comes with a long list of features. Its performance is just average, however, so it's a buy for quantity rather than quality.

Reasonably priced inks ; Two-year warranty ; Impressively long feature list includes NFC and CD/DVD printing

Copying two-sided documents is a tedious, manual process

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Brother MFC-J870DW review

 

The advantage of using NFC is that you don't need a wireless connection for a device to 'speak' to the printer as it relies on the same short-range transmission as contactless payment via a mobile. But the NFC facility is only there to help set up a...

There's no question that the Brother MFC-J870DW has a host of excellent features including optical-disc direct printing and touchscreen controls. While it showcases NFC capability this will be of limited appeal since photo print speeds are very...

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Brother MFC-J870DW review

 

We love this MFP's interface and comprehensive features, but both print and scan quality are disappointing

We really liked the MFC-J870DW's interface and PC-less printing features. It's the first MFP we've reviewed to have a built-in NFC receiver and, despite complaints about its positioning, it's still a genuinely convenient feature. Unfortunately, the MFP...

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Brother MFC-J870DW

 

An inkjet all-in-one with NFC mobile print and direct print on DVDs.

SD, MemoryStick and front USB sockets ; Separate photo tray ; 20 sheet ADF

Photo tray manual operation ; Plain paper print a little blurred ; Very slow photo prints

Software in the MFC-870DW includes Brother’s MFL-Pro Suite and PaperPort 12 SE from Nuance.

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Brother MFC-J870DW

 

A potentially great fit for a micro or home office, and packed with MFP features, the Brother MFC-J870DW inkjet MFP can print from a near field communications (NFC) capable phone.

Setting up the MFC-J870DW is standard fare. For my tests, I connected to a network using the Ethernet port, and installed the drivers on a Windows Vista system. On our business applications suite I clocked the printer (using QualityLogic’s hardware and...

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Excellent Printer

 

I love this printer! It's easy to use; the print quality is excellent and it prints quickly. The double sided printing feature is great as well. The only down-side is that it does use up the ink fairly quickly. I've recommended this printer to my dad...

Speed of printer, great price, easy to set up

Ink ran out pretty quickly

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