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Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional

Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional
alaScore 84

184 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The price and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, price, reliability, size

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC8950DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother Printer MFC8950DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Jul, 2015

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: M. David Stone (

Brother MFC-8950DW


Although nearly identical in most ways to the Brother MFC-8910DW that I recently reviewed, the Brother MFC-8950DW , offers enough extra to be easily worth the extra cost. The key additions are a higher paper capacity, making it suitable for even...

Prints, scans, copies, and faxes. Duplex (two-sided) printing and duplex scanning. Touch-screen controls

Output quality is no better than par across the board. Speed is similarly acceptable but unimpressive

The Brother MFC-8950DW can serve as a heavy-duty mono laser MFP in a micro or small office, with excellent paper handling and the convenience of touch-screen controls.

Sep, 2012


Expert review by: William Harrel (

Brother MFC-8950DW


In a world where inexpensive color printers—laser and inkjet alike—abound, it's hard to get excited about black-and-white multifunction laser printers, unless they hit a striking new price low. Many small offices and workgroups may not even see the...

Good output quality ; Fast ; Easy to set up and use ; Includes an auto-duplexing ADF

A bit pricey for a mono-only laser with this feature mix ; Slightly high cost per page, especially after first 30,000 pages

This high-volume monochrome multifunction printer is fast and prints well, though it's a touch pricey for the feature set and consumables. It's a strong business-document machine overall.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Print and Scan like a Pro


I had an 8910DW and it took a lot of punishment at the office but gave up the ghost after a year. This one looks a bit tougher. Also uses same cartridges as my last Brother.

High Capacity, Fast, Wireless


Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.


I had an 8910DW and it took a lot of punishment at the office but gave up the ghost after a year. This one looks a bit tougher. Also uses same cartridges as my last Brother.

High Capacity, Fast, Wireless


Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Big Garage (

Not dependable


I am reluctant to buy new toner or a new drum only to find out that the problem is still there. I have looked at the Brother trouble shooting web site. It's not very helpful. "Replace toner or drum". Please. How about a little more technical...

fast warm up for a laser, great speed, loads of copy & print options. I bought this for my classroom. It seemed to be a better option than fighting for one of the two printers in the building. It networked easily. Getting 200 copies fast and close was...

The printer worked well for a couple of months. Now it's output is fettered with narrow black lines across the page every 1/2 inch or so. I removed the toner and shook it and moved that little green tab on the back to dislodge any clumped toner. I...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: slestak989 (

Short life span


I disliked that Brother only offers the Last Firmware on the support page. In my case, I would like the option of flashing older firmware to see if one of them might work better for us.

when it works, works well

Post warranty support is pretty poor. Only options given for troubleshooting slow and abnormal behavior was replace the motherboard and/or memory ; We used this unit for about 24-36 months. The last 6 months of its time in production, we fought bouts...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Iron Padre (

Brother puts other brands to shame


Like many of you, I got tired of paying for junk products and getting ripped off buying over-priced factory toner cartridges. In all due fairness my Samsung does work well with generic cartridges, but is much slower than the Brother.

I own three laser printers, two HP Laserjets and a Samsung. Hewlett Packard is overpriced junk, my Samsung does a good job, but the Brother is the most outstanding laser printer that I have ever used or owned. It is lightning fast and quiet, and it...


Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Artie (

Perfect AIO for small office heavy use


Perfect all in one for a high use, small office\/ retail. Very intuitive to use and w\/ the 780 high cap toner and the simple to replace drum unit makes this the best laser mono AIO in it\'s class imo.

Efficient","Fast","Inexpensive to run","Quiet


Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Mike (

Great Printer, can\'t use in home office


The printer would be great if you have higher than 15 Amp circuit breaker in your house. My home office only has 15 Amp, when the printer boots up. Blows the circuit breaker every time. It even blew out my computer power supply when it turned on. It...

Unable To Use

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: steeleyes125 (

Great All in One. No problems. Works great


I have had this printer for awhile now and just bought one for my office. It's fast and easy to use.

Jul, 2015