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Brother MFC-240 Multifunctional Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Brother MFC-240 Multifunctional Printer. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the design and multifunction are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good views, whereas the connectivity and noise get less positive views. Opinions about the control panel and paper handling are mixed.

price, usability, size, multifunction, design

reliability, noise, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-240 Multifunctional Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-240 Multifunctional Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Brother MFC-240 Multifunctional Printer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the print quality and multifunction. The size and usability are also appreciated. The noise and reliability get critical comments. Opinions about the paper handling and durability are mixed.

price, usability, size, multifunction, print quality

reliability, noise

48% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Refurbished MFC-240C All-in-One Inkjet PrinterBrother Refurbished MFC-240C All-in-One Inkjet Printer

May, 2018

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

Brother Mfc-240c All-in-one Inkjet Printer

 

Brother is a leader in the all in one printer category and the MFC 240C will not disappoint in overall performance. Similar to the Brother 440CN all in one, you'll find compact design and some features rarely found in competing printers at a very...

Longtime users have noted some anomalies like setting an answering machine greeting with several seconds of dead air in the beginning to work with the MFC 240C and above normal ink usage. No surprise that other experts cite this printer for its...

Expert review by : Andrew Gould (techsmart.co.za)

Brother MFC-240C Multifunction Center

 

This versatile Multi-Function Center features vibrant, high quality printing at speeds of up to 25 ppm in black and white and 20 ppm in colour as well as a PhotoCapture Center with extensive media card compatibility and a PictBridge interface.

It features borderless printing and decent B&W printing speeds of 25 ppm.

Draft quality prints are quick but the quality really takes a knock.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (shopzilla.com)

Ink Cartij

 

MFC 240C Machine is good.

Ink Cartige is not lasting

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (shopzilla.com)

Won't work with Vista

 

4 color system

Will not install on Microsoft Vista

May, 2007

Consumer review (shopzilla.com)

print head will not print any color

 

none

color in print head stops brother doesn't know why

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

NEWEGG ROCKS!!

 

This is an absolutely awesome deal. And by the way, I have not left much feed back for the many many many products I have purchased from newegg like I should have. So let me just say, Newegg is by far the BEST online store I have EVER dealt with. I...

Great price! Great printer! Works and looks like a brand new expensive printer. This is the fifth one I have purchased from Newegg.com(1 for my sister, and 4 for my friends) and all of them have worked perfectly with no problems

NONE

May, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great printer for the price

 

Owned one before this that I gave to friend in need

no ethernet port

May, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Price

 

For 30.00 you cant go wrong with this printer.. I bet the ink it comes with is worth 30.00 ; )

None yet

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good

 

Great value for home or light office use. Not ideal for photo printing.

Excellent Price and performance. Great design and functionality

Not SUPER fast

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Brother MFC-240C

 

Review of Brother MFC-240C

There are so many abilities featured in this Brother MFC-240C that the casual user may be bewildered and not make the effort to learn how to use them detracting from its appeal. Brother should make a short card version of quick codes after menu...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

The MFC240c is a unique, small footprint all-in-one for the budget and space conscious consumer. It is great for printing everything from your kid's homework to that presentation you need to make at the office. It offers high quality and borderless photo printing and is the perfect companion to your digital camera with the media card slots and PictBridge compatibility. The MFC240c also includes an automatic document feeder to quickly and easily fax, scan or copy multiple pages.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):600
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):18
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):16
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi/1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi/600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:18ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:16ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.2in/14.6in
Height:5.9in/7.1in
Weight:15.4lbs/15.7lbs/17.6lbs
Width:15.7in

Display

Display:LCD

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:90
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax memory:170
Fax speed (A4):6
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):40
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:40
Modem Speed:14.4

Fax Machine

Compatibility:G3
Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing:Yes (send only)

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Germany
Manufacturer:Brother/Xerox
Model:130C/240C/On-Site
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP/Brother MFC/Xerox Extended

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:10
Standard input capacity:100

Memory

Standard Memory:16MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner/Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):2500impressions
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner/Printer / copier / scanner

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista\nMac OS\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 14.6 x 7.09
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 9.96 x 17.8
Scan file formats:BMP, JPG, PDF, PNG, TIFF
Scan speed:4

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Index card, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:25ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi/6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi/6000 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):25
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 2400
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Service & Support

Full Contract Period:2years
Location:On-site
Service Included:Parts and labor
Type:Extended service agreement

Software

Bundled software:Photocapture Centre\nBrother MFL-Pro Suite\nBrother ControlCentre3\nScanSoft Paperport SE + OCR\nBrother ControlCentre 2 (Mac)\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 7 (Mac)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:CF, MMC, MS Pro, SD, xD
Internal memory:16

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:377.4
Weight:282.2