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Brother MFC J265W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and print quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the size. Many are critical about the noise and build quality.

value for money, usability, performance, print quality, design

paper handling, build quality, noise

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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worst printer ever


even though functions are lot. but following are lot of issues: 1. never ever can print fast when you need lot to get a fast print out, it start with its own sweet time, will do its own cleaning first. 2. many times even after cleaning activity by itself doesnt print, so again manually u need to choose cleaning and testing print. wastage of lot of time and paper for this. 3.The fuse is useless and gives you trouble lot due to it blow fast if a country like Indonesia where the main power has only plug point and has no swtich. while plugging itself the fuse blows. 4. if no ink then you cannot even scan for scoftcopy, couldnt understand what is the link between scan and ink. Becuase of these very recurring issues, you will be frustrated many times very often and feel like throwing this printer. This is a sincerely feedback, plz avoid purchasing this printer. If want to purchase this printer from me I am ready to sell half the price from seller, even may be free better than If I break and throw. it is just 3 months old and max I took only 30 pages from it. Thanks Best Regards Pradeep Singha

Build quality, Multifunction, Control panel

Connectivity, Ink consumption

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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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Mysincere feedback plz avoid purchasing this printer.


even though functions are lot. but following are lot of issues:

only more functions

Neverever canPrintFastWhen youNeedLot 2 getFastPrintout it startWith itsOwnSweettime,willDo itsOwnClean'g first.manytimes evenAfter clean'gacti'ty byitself does'tprint,soAgainManualy u need 2 chooseClean'g & testing print.wasteLotOfTime&paperForTh


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Amazon review summary for Brother MFC J265W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 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 3.5/5 for other Printers on

value for money, usability, performance, print quality, design


76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Consumer review by:

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...

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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


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Great replacement


I bought this to replace my Canon 4-in-1. I was familiar with the Brother name because my mom still has a Brother electric typewriter. The biggest draw for this

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

Large Footprint

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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...


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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

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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...

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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...