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Brother DCP 7040

Brother DCP 7040
alaScore 79

142 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Brother DCP 7040. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and noise. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

performance, price, usability, noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP 7040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Sparky (



Buy it.

I LOVE THIS THING ; Cheap toner, FAST printing, and you can make copies even if your computer is powered off. This is really useful when you're running out the door to work or a client's and you need to make a copy but don't have time to power on your...

It doesn't literally act as a brother, that's merely the name of the company. I always wished I wasn't an only child

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Awesome Multifunction printer


Annoying that it does not come with a printer usb cable but luckily my old printer that died came with one so no issue for me. Make sure to update the driver off brother's website.

Easy start up and easy set up. The printer works great and the copier works great as well! It is nice and intuitive. I really like that you can play around with the power settings so if you only print once in a while it will only be on to print then...

A big power draw on start up but no complaints really

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: puber (



Works great for my small business home office. I needed something that didn't take up much space.

nice fast prints, cheap running, beginning toner still going after 2 packs of paper

Seen it at Office Depot for $20 cheaper the next day after I ordered it from Newegg

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Laser Printer


To address some of the other negative comments: For manual duplexing, you just click properties in the print dialog box, and choose to manual duplex. When you say ok to print, a dialog box pops up telling you exactly how to orient the pages before and...

This printer is incredible. With a high capacity toner, it will print around 3000 pages, if not more, compared to 100 per inkjet cartridge. If you haven't switched to a laser printer yet for b/w printing yet, you need to! Have never had streaks or dots...

My lights flicker when the printer comes up from standby mode, suggesting a big power draw ; It's not wireless

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Pretty smooth


Operates really well, the scanning feature and paper port software make scanning and managing the scanned files a breeze

No low ink warnings, it just shuts down before ink even starts fading and notifies you that you've got to get another cartridge (which happens to run about $70 a pop)

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Hello Laser :)


Need one? Buy this one!

It was a can't beat bargain - made the switch from inkPlug to laser a VERY easy choice ; Nice, clean, sharp print ; Sound level is average to a bit quieter than other lasers I've used. Def. quieter than my CODE-ACKK inkjet ever was ; Win7 64 drivers...

Tends to curl the output at the ends a bit ; No instructions readily apparent for manual duplex - trial & error ; Manual feed slot will not hold the paper in the right position by itself to prevent a false jam. Need to stand there & hold it, or prompt...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: HappyCamper (

Great for Scanning


You can get all the drivers/software you need for Windows 7 64 bit at

I bought this for the scanning function, which works great. Fast easy scans into your choice of formats, I use pdf for my document storage. I'm also very happy with the print performance

I had a little trouble installing the scanner software when I upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit. No problem once I downloaded and used the current drivers/software

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Nick (

Frighteningly good!


Well, I'm lucky enough to buy it when it was discounted and I'm happy that I did. I seem to have save quite alot.

The print's quality is very good! The toner is affordable and many, even cheaper, substitution. Solid built and anot bulky as I'd expect from laser printer. All in all, a superb printer

Quite loud and heavy. I found that it's veeeeeery difficult to move it. A hell to set up with a guide book and brochures that devote almost entirely to troubleshooting! Though I managed

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Best purchase ever


Ordered on Saturday evening, received on tuesday morning... Unbelievable.

Easy to setup, works flawlessly. Brothers calls it a "trial" toner, but it yields around 1000 copies out of the "standard" 1500. Also, replacement Brothers toner is only 39$. Incredibly good value

None except the plain french sitckers, it would have been appreciated to get a replacable faceplate with french marking (like on my old HP)

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Jivers (

Excellent Affordable Linux Laser


Whole-Heartedly recommend this printer for someone looking for a super affordable Linux friendly Laser Printer / Scanner! Does everything I need it to do, came with free shipping!

Fairly easy and fool proof Linux install (Ubuntu 10.10) ; Quiet ; Fast ; Excellent scan quality ; Looks slick.. well, as slick as a printer can look I suppose

Not quite as easy an install as an HP Printer.. no plug and play

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Ideal for any home or small office, the DCP-7040 is great for making quick copies or printing text-based documents. Its up to 35-page auto document feeder is convenient for multi-page copying or scanning or you can use the document glass for single-page copying or scanning. Reduce / enlarge documents from 25-400% and you can even make copies without the use of a computer!


Max Copying Speed B/W:23ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP


Standard Memory:16MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:23ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):23ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi