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Brother DCP J 525 W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Brother DCP J 525 W. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and design. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the size and paper handling.

usability, performance, price, design, noise

paper handling, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP J 525 W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother DCP J 525 W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Brother DCP J 525 W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the noise and design are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, design, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-J525W A4 All-in-One Wireless Colour Inkjet PrinterBrother DCP-J525W A4 All-in-One Wireless Colour Inkjet Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother DCP-J525W review

 

This no-frills MFP is quick and functional, but print and scan quality is below par

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Judy (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

replacement for my older printer, easily as good if not better than the last one

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

Wireless

At first it can be a bit technical

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Joan (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

Solid, clear buttons and touch screen - easy to install.

Colour printing on maps a bit shaky.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Joan (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

Solid, clear buttons and touch screen - easy to install

Colour printing on maps a bit shaky

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Ann (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

The printer prints very fast and is almost completely silent in use. The control panel is clear and user friendly. Print quality is good and overall the printer is very good value for money.

I had some difficulty with the wireless connection and found the instructions not very helpful; however, on ringing the helpline the person I spoke to talked me through the procedure and I'm pleased to say my laptop is now printing impeccably! The only...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: KENNETH (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

Functionality excellent

Have not replaced yet but black ink low

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Ann (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

The printer prints very fast and is almost completely silent in use. The control panel is clear and user friendly. Print quality is good and overall the printer is very good value for money

I had some difficulty with the wireless connection and found the instructions not very helpful; however, on ringing the helpline the person I spoke to talked me through the procedure and I'm pleased to say my laptop is now printing impeccably ; The...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

Value for money product.

Never purchased it sooner

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: W.S. (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-J525W

 

Very compact & well designed

AirPrint a little difficult to get compatibility with both apple & windows initially however after one and a half hours success. Working very well on both platforms. Problems with printing photos not yet resolved.

Oct, 2012
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
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
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):20

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.93
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.5
Power consumption (standby):5

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, SSID, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color scanning: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.9 x 14.9 x 6.3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.3 x 18.1 x 9.06
Scan speed:3.37

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7, A4, A6, Letter
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:64 - 220

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:N
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Processor family:RISC
Processor frequency:192
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):18
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.5
Power consumption (standby):5

Printing

DVD/CD printing: No
Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):26

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:JPG, TIF
Input color depth:36
Input colour depth:36
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 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

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:40

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:23.6
Weight:19.2