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Brother MFC L 8850 CDW

Brother MFC L 8850 CDW
alaScore 89

574 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 574 reviews of Brother MFC L 8850 CDW. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC L 8850 CDW 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 L 8850 CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother MFC L 8850 CDW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-L8850CDW A4 Laser Multifunction Colour Printer + Extra Full Set Of Original Brother XL TN326 Toners (Black 4000, C,M,Y 3500 Pages)Brother MFC-L8850CDW A4 Laser Multifunction Colour Printer + Extra Full Set Of Original Brother XL TN326 Toners (Black 4000, C,M,Y 3500 Pages)

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC L 8850 CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 user reviews of Brother MFC L 8850 CDW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother Printer MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brother MFC L 8850 CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Brother MFC L 8850 CDW from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer with ScannerCopier and FaxBrother Printer MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer with ScannerCopier and Fax

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Brother MFC-L8850CDW

 

The Brother MFC-L8850CDW delivers good speed for a color laser multifunction printer, and it's packed with features, including a 50-sheet ADF that supports single-pass duplex scanning, faxing, and copying.

Fast. Single-pass duplex scanning, copying, and faxing. 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF). Scans to multiple destinations. Works as a standalone copier/fax machine.

Subpar photo quality. Slightly subpar graphics.

The MFC-L8850CDW is about midway in price between two Editors' Choice models, the OKI MC362w and the Dell C3765dnf Color Laser Printer. It falls well short of the higher-end Dell C3765dnf in running costs, speed, paper capacity, and graphics quality....

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: David English (computershopper.com)

Brother MFC-L8850CDW Review and Ratings

 

This midprice color laser AIO offers good print speeds along with fast single-pass duplex scanning, copying, and faxing. It's also office-friendly, though the quality of the prints, copies, and scans could be better.

Fast print speeds, plus single-pass duplex scanning, copying, faxing ; Big color touch screen ; AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support ; Can function as a stand-alone copy, scan, or fax machine

Graphics print quality slightly below average ; Copy and scan quality below average ; Modest paper capacities, given size ; Extra paper tray is pricey

The Brother MFC-L8850CDW has a lot going for it. Print, copy, and scan speeds are well above average, especially if you’re copying or scanning two-sided documents. The per-page printing costs are quite reasonable, assuming you’re willing to lay out the...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother MFC-L8850CDW review

 

Brother's MFC-L8850CDW is a good colour laser MFP, but we'd go for a high-end inkjet alternative

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Ben Mansill (bit.com.au)

Brother's MFC-L8850CDW reviewed: for 20 to 50 users

 

Brother printers have usually been designed for individual to SOHO uses, but the company has just launched a new range geared towards corporate use. We recently spent some time with the MFC-L8850CDW, which is pitched at organisations with around 20-50...

Colour photo prints were surprisingly good, despite this being something the machine was never intended to be used for. We can see it working well in small organisations, and up, but it’s certainly overkill for solo operators.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Mansill (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Brother MFC-L8850CDW

 

Brother printers have usually been designed for individual to SOHO uses, but the company has just launched a new range geared towards corporate use. We recently spent some time with the MFC-L8850CDW, which is pitched at organisations with around 20-50...

Too much for the home, but perfect for the small office.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Colin S. (newegg.com)

front side scanner failed after 5 months of very light use.

 

Just plan on buying two if it's a critical function for your business. Know that it won't be as fast at scanning or printing as a expensive machine. And support was okay, just kinda confused sometimes, repeat steps already completed etc

pretty easy to set up warranty was still good, going to mail me a replacement and a free box to send the broken one back in

kinda slow to print sometimes, even on gigabit network. waiting for data in between pages? kinda weird. my other (2009) network brother laser doesn't have this issue. Scanner died after 5 months. big strip of black weirdness down the side of pages....

May, 2016

Consumer review by: William H. (newegg.com)

Good printer, support questionable

 

I gave two eggs because it is a decent printer. But for the price, I expect much more reliability from the printer AND support!

Good features and the LCD controls are large and easy to use.

I purchased this printer in May 2015. Immediately after setting it up I found that the upper paper feed door interferes with the lower paper tray. I contacted support and they quickly sent another. The second one had the same issue but not as bad. Now...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Great Printer

 

My main reason for buying this printer as a home use unit was all the money I was dumping into replacement ink cartridges over the years. I live in a dry desert environment so my cartridges constantly dried out. This unit solves that problem. Although...

-Starts to print ready state in in about a minute from cold start. -Fast printing, Crisp black text. Average color print quality. -Love the User Interface. -WiFi enabled. -Scanning documents is fast, quality good. +No more dried out inkjet cartridges!!!

I've had no problems with this printer to date. As an observational thought I was thinking the unit could have less plastic parts for a unit of its price.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Fast & Nice

 

1 Day Delivery, Full Toner Cartridges, Starts Quick, Prints Quick

None

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Susan O. (newegg.com)

Fast & Nice

 

1 Day Delivery, Full Toner Cartridges, Starts Quick, Prints Quick.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

Blue Angel certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes
Nordic Swan: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):30
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):30
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
PC free copying: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:4.85
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 120
Average power consumption while copying:565
Average power consumption while printing:565
Energy saving mode: Yes
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (sleep mode):1.8
Power consumption (standby):65

Fax

Call waiting: No
Caller ID: No
Distinctive ring: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:350
Fax coding methods:JBIG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:500
Fax Speed:2.5
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):300
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:300
Fax transmission speed:2.5
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:3
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:300

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Brother iPrint & Scan,Google Cloud Print,Mopria Print Service
Online services supported:Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneNote, Picasa
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, 802.1x RADIUS, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, MD5, PEAP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES, WPA2-PSK
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA, WINS/NetBIOS, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, POP3, SMTP Client, IPP/IPPS, FTP Client/Server, CIFS Client, TELNET Server, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client/server, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP Client, LDAP, IMAP4
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, DNS resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, POP3, SMTP Client, FTP Client/Server, CIFS Client, TELNET Server, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client/server, ICMPv6, SNTP Client, LDAP, Web Services (Print/Scan), IMAP4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):10 - 32.5
Storage temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.5

Other Features

PCL fonts:66
PostScript fonts:66
Web-based management: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight (imperial):17 - 24
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight (imperial):16 - 43
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Thick paper, Thin paper
Standard tray media weight (imperial):16 - 28

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Built-in processor:Y
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:60000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor family:Star Sapphire
Processor frequency:400
Recommended duty cycle:750 - 4000
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 1.1, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 120
Power consumption (average operating):565
Power consumption (copying):565
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (printing):565
Power consumption (ready):65
Power consumption (sleep):1.8

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):7
Duplex print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):7
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Secure printing: Yes
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, PCL 6
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Time to first page (color, normal):15
Warm-up time:33

Scanning

Document formats supported:DOCX, PDF, PPTX, XML
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Maximum scan area:A4 (210 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan drivers:ICA, ISIS, SANE, TWAIN, WIA
Scan technology:Dual CIS
Scan to:Cloud, E-mail, E-mail Server, File, FTP, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Bundled software:Nuance PaperPort SE\nPresto! PageManager\nBrother Control Center 4\nNuance PaperPort 12 SE
Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:55
Noise level (idle):28
Noise level (quiet mode):53

Storage

Internal memory:256
Maximum internal memory:512
Maximum memory:512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.7
Height:20.9
Weight:68.3
Width:19.3