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Brother MFC J265W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 reviews of Brother MFC J265W. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the print quality and noise are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the paper handling, while there are mixed reviews on the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC J265W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Brother MFC J265W from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the size and design. The noise and price are also appreciated.

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J265W Wireless Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer with Fax and Media Card CentreBrother MFC-J265W Wireless Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer with Fax and Media Card Centre

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Brother MFC J265W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Brother MFC J265W from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the print quality and noise. The performance and price also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the durability and reliability. Some have doubts about the paper handling.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality

paper handling

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Black Compact Inkjet All-in-One with Fax and Wireless Networking (MFCJ265W)Brother Black Compact Inkjet All-in-One with Fax and Wireless Networking (MFCJ265W)

Apr, 2018

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Brother MFC-J265w


The Brother MFC-J265w all-in-one printer is a solid and affordable option that includes a built-in fax machine. Prints look good, even if the quality of color photos can drop off at random after a number of prints, which is actually a common problem...

This affordably priced and speedy all-in-one printer includes a fax option

The quality of color photo prints tends to randomly drop off after a number of consecutive prints

Despite some irregular color printing, the Brother MFC-J265w is a solid all-in-one printer.

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No ADF for this all in one Printer


I've always trusted Brother brand faxes, funny that this all in one lacked in the fax area. Thanks Newegg for the great deals and fast shipping.

All in one machine ; Fax ; Scan ; Print ; Wireless

One egg off for no ADF [No automatic document feeder] means Faxing more than one page at a time... is a VERY cumbersome project. You'd literally need to scan and fax every page. So if you need to Fax out to people multiple pages, I'd read the fine...

Sep, 2011

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A nice buy


Easily installed it on a 5+ year old Dell running XP. Wireless picked it up no problem, and wirelessly connected via my main Windows 7 computer. You can plug it in via USB, but you will need a USB wire. Luckily I used my old printers USB wire. You have...

Very easy to setup. Painless to setup wireless connection. Installation was no problem


Aug, 2011

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Great Purchase


Other reviews, as well as cheaper non-oem ink availability led me to this purchase. I just bought 20 non-oem cartridges on Amazonn for $13.00. Are you kidding me?

Bought this printer a week ago on NewEgg. So far, so good! Received printer in original sealed box within 3 days of purchase. I was set up and printing wirelessly within 10 minutes. No trouble connecting to my home network. Probably have printed about...


Mar, 2011

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Gets the job done cheaply


When you buy a printer, a big recurring cost is your ink or toner. I bought this printer expressly because it functions well with generic cartridges. I just bought 2 refills of all colors on Amzn for around $10. I love wireless, because I hate cords...

The printer is wireless, uses individual ink cartridges, and most importantly I can use generic cartridges with this, which are dirt cheap. Wireless setup was easy. I had everything figured out, set-up and was printing from my computer in about 30...

None. It meets the needs that I bought it for, for a satisfactory price

Dec, 2010

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Good, not Great


Not meant for Business usage, the paper tray looks and feels cheap, Im afraid that I might break up the plastic parts if I slam the tray too hard -Those who are looking for a working horse machine, look elsewhere -Upon Initial Install of the print...

Cheap, $69.99 Final Price w/o the jump rope Rebate ; Fast Printouts and scans ; Flatbed Scanner ; After init install of the drivers, users can fax pages directly to the fax machine ; Can configure the device into sleep mode after x minutes ; LCD Screen...

NO RJ45 Port (Wired Networking), Comes with Wireless nic and w/o a wireless router is pretty much useless ; No Document Feeder, Requires that each page be scanned for faxing, this is a major fallout of the fax machine and a major CON, but it's a $70...

Dec, 2010

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A little complicated


It is not a printer for beginners, otherwise it is fine.

The price and features make it a good bargain. It is attractive, and while it is deep it is not very tall

The USB cable hookup is inside the printer towards the front, so it will take a real long cable if you need one. Somehow my virus software did not like the driver software package, and with that included it was the most complicated printer setup I ever...

Nov, 2010

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Easy setup, good printer


I've had many Brother printers, both inkjet and laser. Have had above average satisfaction with both. Latest complaint would be that the print head went defective on a 2 year old printer and that's not a cheap fix. Nowadays, you just buy a new printer.

Easy setup , wireless available and easy to setup if you read the directions. Don't assume on this one. The 4 cartridge system is economical, unlike the Canon stuff which places a microchip on each cartridge which makes it expensive to buy theirs

None really. You can buy generic cartridges online much cheaper than the Brother-name ones

Oct, 2010

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It's a Printer


For the cost this printer is great. The print quality isn't going to knock your pocket protector out of your pocket, but hey you didn't spend $180. Scans are great, very easy to use with the software. What is also nice about this is unlike other...

Make sure your AP is close by for the wireless to connect. I fought with this for about an hour, connecting using usb and trying to use ad hoc, finally decided to move my wireless N router closer

Oct, 2010

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So far so amazing! I was a bit skeptical at first due to the great value, but I was able to set it up without a hitch. I have not had any use for the fax yet and so far that's the only part I find confusing, but other than that, I love it!

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):23
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:1.9

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.65
Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):19.5


Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:90
Fax coding methods:MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax memory:170
Group dial:6
Modem Speed:14.4

Input Capacity

Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
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
Photo paper sizes:4x6, 10x15
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Faxing:Colour faxing
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:128
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):19.5
Power consumption (off):0.65
Power consumption (standby):4


Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):27


Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Maximum scan area:A0.157 (210 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image


Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:8.9
Package height:18.1
Package weight:313.6
Package width:18.3