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Brother MFC-240 Multifunctional Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the paper handling and print quality are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas the control panel and reliability get mixed views. The connectivity and noise get less positive opinions.

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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 73/100 = Good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 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 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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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...

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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.

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The reason I give it TWO STARS: photo-quality printouts

 

I was amazed at the fine quality of the photo printouts this printer was capable of. LCD menu is relatively simple to figure out... with a little practice. Nice sharp printouts for regular use on paper. Software that comes with it is also nice, however...

Photo-quality printouts are excellent ; Scanning device is excellent ; Relatively simple interface & installation ; Fax function is good ; Software included is good ; Overall quality of print-on-paper is very good ; Simple ink replacement

When device runs out of ONE COLOR of ink, it will print NOTHING even if plenty of ink left in other cartridges INCLUDING not printing Black ; Ink is prohibitively expensive ($17+ per cartridge) ; Occasional paper-jam problems despite careful use

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Great printer for the price.

 

Simple, I like it so much, I've already bought it's newer model (2yrs newer). Even a great machine wears out. So cheap it is NOT worth fixing. Just watch for machines with the same ink cartridge. Remember if you buy this machine you are looking for...

Cheap ink readily available on-line. When ink quality is turned down the finished product will still look good without draining ink ; Easy to operate ; Does good pictures. Remember it is an in-expensive machine. Good, not pro

Screen hard to see unless well lit and viewed directly. Not a huge issue. Better on newer models

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Compact. Doesn't take up much room.

 

I'm looking to unload this printer because it eats up ink like crazy. The machine takes 1 black and 3 color cartridges and it seems like it is always running out of one color or another. Don't buy this machine unless you have MONEY TO BURN on ink...

Really good deal for the price

Ink doesn't last

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The worst piece of garbage ever

 

I am going to burn this thing in a pit, and quite happily, because hopefully I will find a better printer, that doens't cause a head ache.

I have nothing to say

doesn't work with any windows. XP, Vista or 7 ; Every time I try to print something, anything, this thing never works. It can't even function on it's own as photo copier. It freezes, constantly

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Do not buy!

 

We bought this product for faxing and minimal copying use. 99% of what we copy is black and white. The problem is that the color ink cartridges dry up in less than a year. It doesn't seem to matter that I don't even use the color option. The machine...

This product works well enough. No better or worse than any others I have tried

Brother should be ashamed of this product. It forces you to buy color cartridges just to be able to print in black and white

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I had problems early and very independable.

 

only used about 10 times a year,but after a year are so started having problems with error codes ( room temp to low,unit 48 see manual )no help from brother except take to repair cntr.better stay clear of their products

multifunction

did not last,uses a lot of ink,not dependable

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Sucks ink even when you don't print. Then won't work.

 

I hate the fact that it uses color ink even when you don't print color. This is a money pit. And the fact that you can't use it for anything besides faxing once the color ink is gone puts it at the bottom of my list. I have bought my last brother product.

It faxes and you can use the scanner from the pc

It sucks color ink even when you don't print any thing in color. And once the color ink is gone the only thing you can do is fax. You can not scan or copy in black and white once the ink is gone. Won't print 8.5 x 11 pictures from card

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Garbage hardware

 

When it works it has good features

I bought it to scan docs and send faxes. In spite of not using it to print, it regularly indicates ink cartridge empty and locks up so I can't scan to the computer or send faxes. Only way to get it working is to buy new ink cartridges. Rediculous

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
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

Dimensions & Weight

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

Document & Media Handling

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

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

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

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

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

Service & Support

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