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Brother MFC-J430W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 617 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and performance. The print quality and value for money also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the build quality and reliability, and comments are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J430W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Brother MFC-J430W Review


The MFC-J430W by Brother, one of the largest and well-known manufacturers of MFP and AIO units, is an all-in-one printer which features print, scan, copy and fax. Most of these AIOs are usually similar in looks, but differ in features. Let's have a...

The MFC-J430W by Brother is a great AIO option for those who need speedy document printing, good quality photos. It's a compact AIO with wireless networking abilities at an economical price making it even more attractive. Of course the fact that it...

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Brother MFC-J430w


Unlike most $100 inkjet multi-function printers (MFPs), the Brother MFC-J430w ($100 street)—also available through some sources as the MFC-J425w—leans much more toward being office-centric rather than being a home printer. Given the price, that's a...

Prints, scans, copies, and faxes. WiFi. Better than par text quality. Fast speed for business applications

No wired network support. Slow photo speed. Low paper input capacity

With a low paper capacity, but fast speed and good-quality text, the Brother MFC-J430w is a good fit as a personal printer in a small or home office.

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Brother MFC-J430w Review: Fast MFP for Little Cash


For a printer that retails for only $100 (as of January 3, 2012) and is heavily discounted online, the Brother MFC-J430w color inkjet multifunction (copy/fax/print/scan) gets things done in a hurry: Text pages print at a brisk 7.6 pages per minute or...


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Brother MFC-J430w Review: Low Cost, Limited Features


We've reviewed the MFC-J825dw and the MFC-J625dw so it's time for the budget friendly MFC-J430w.

Fax functionality ; Wireless Connectivity ; Mobile printing

Photo quality ; Lack of features

With the Brother MFC-J430w, the old saying "You get what you pay for," is quite appropriate. For less than $100, you'll get a basic all-in-one with a few nice features including fax functionality, mobile printing, wireless connectivity and a 20-sheet ADF.


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Brother MFC-J430w


It's remarkable how much more you can get in an all-in-one (AIO) printer when you're willing to spend a little more. Case in point: Recently, we looked at Brother's $149.99 MFC–J825dw and were pleased with its long list of productivity and convenience...

High-quality prints, copies, and scans ; Fast ; Entry-level price

No automatic duplexer ; Somewhat high cost of consumables ; Slow processing when printing pages in reverse order

The $99 MFC-J430W has many features important to small and home offices, and it prints good-looking documents respectably fast. But $50 more could land you a much more full-featured printer. Choose cautiously.

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Amazon review summary for Brother MFC-J430W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Brother MFC-J430W from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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

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Great machine,great price.


A great all-around machine.Does it all !

Compact Design,Easy To Setup,Easy To Use,Fast Operation,Great Print Quality,Quiet,Reliable

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Very convenient printer. For the price, this is a very good and reliable printer.

Compact Design,Easy To Setup,Easy To Use,Fast Operation,Great Print Quality,Reliable


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just needs real ink cartidges to get 5


setup with usb cable could not have been easier. also setup a wireless laptop everything worked on first try. my only gripe is that it came with starter cartridges. not real ones whats up with that brother

Easy To Setup,Easy To Use

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would buy this product again, 2nd one in


great product for the buck

Easy To Setup,Easy To Use,Fast Operation,Great Print Quality,Quiet