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Brother DCP 7040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and noise. The usability and price are also appreciated.

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Max Copying Speed B/W:23ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Character display:16
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (active):320
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):320


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Standard input capacity:250


Standard Memory:16MB


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


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 91
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 91

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:scan, No
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 15.6 x 12
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.7 x 20.1 x 20.5

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:100
Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Maximum duty cycle:10000
Print technology:Laser
Processor frequency:192
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (average operating):320
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (standby):5


Max Printing Speed B/W:23ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):23ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22
Time to first page (black, normal):10
Warm-up time:18


Image formats supported:BMP, PNG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Scan technology:CIS

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):32
Print noise level:53
Printing noise level:53


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:16

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:0.526