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Brother DCP 7040

Brother DCP 7040
alaScore 77

266 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 reviews of Brother DCP 7040. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the size and noise are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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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 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Brother DCP 7040 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on People really like the design and noise. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the paper handling.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother DCP-7040 Laser Multifunction Copier with Auto Document Feeder

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: alakeyn (

Good printer but Brother Support is worthless.


No solution on line. Others on the Web have the same problem. I did not have this issue with a previous Brother laser printer. Brother support was useless. I am cannot print the envelopes from WORD 2007.

Good quality prints

Will not print letters from the manual tray,come out blank. Went to Brother Chat Support. I was told that the problem is a Microsoft problem and was abruptly disconnected

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: kh463 (

Works great but Toner does not live up to Yield


Good deal and overall works great, but expect to spend more on toner replacement than what the manufacturer promises.

I bought this printer at a discount for a good price at the beginning of the year and overall it works very well

I was very disappointed that the toner cartridge does not live up to the promised yield (supposedly 1,500 pages but I've only printed 580 to date and the low toner warning is already showing)

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Great printer at a great price


Never had a brother printer before and I am impress and extremely happy with this printer.

Prints fast ; Easy to use ; Can scan several pages and put them all in a single PDF file ; Easy access single page feed at the front ; I purchased one and let my friend use it and he got one the very next day

No fax, but who uses a fax machine fax any more if you have a scanner and e-mail ; Wish it was wireless and/or network capeable

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: elegantelbow (

Great machine for a one-person office


This is my second Brother brand multi-function machine and this one is a big step up from my older one and smaller, too. I'm very happy, and I got it for about $150 at Best Buy -- definitely worth every penny.

The scanning tray will hold up to 20 pages, which is more than I ever need, but, best of all, you can have your file converted directly into a PDF file for easy emailing. The OCR (optical character recognition) is also very useful for existing docs

It only scans letter size, not legal size, and there's no faxing capability. However, pair this with a service like and you're good to go

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: mojohnburr (

simply the best!


This is a work horse for a small office. If you don't need a fax machine and you are running a small home office this is the unit for you.

copies well. prints well and scans even better. I dumped my HP Deskjet and could not be happier

The only con is that I should have done it earlier

Sep, 2008

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

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