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Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews of Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and noise. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

performance, usability, price, noise, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance. The price also gets good views.

price, performance

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-8950DW A4 Mono Multifunction Laser Printer + Extra Original Brother XL TN3390 Toner (Black 12000 Pages)Brother MFC-8950DW A4 Mono Multifunction Laser Printer + Extra Original Brother XL TN3390 Toner (Black 12000 Pages)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and noise. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability, while comments are divided on the durability.

performance, usability, price, noise, size

reliability

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

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

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

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

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by: William Harrel (computershopper.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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

EXPENSIVE

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

EXPENSIVE

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Big Garage (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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...

None

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: KAT1 (walmart.com)

Disappointed

 

35,000 prints over 1 1/2 year, i.e. about what its supposed to be able to print per month, and its constantly squeaking. Motors, fuser, toner, drum replacements haven't fixed. If you buy, be sure to get an extended warranty and cross your fingers

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: MFC8950DW (walmart.com)

MFC 8950DW

 

I had a 2 fold purpose for purchasing this machine: 1. I needed a landline fax to send faxes to IRS, and 2. I wanted a back up printer for my 6180DW for tax season. The 8950 uses the same toner cartridges We are very pleased with the print speed and...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: AGBI (walmart.com)

BEST PRINTER EVER

 

I HAVE USED BROTHER PRINTERS FOR YEARS, BUT THIS IS MY FAVORITE. I HAVE A SMALL BUSINESS WITH LOTS OF PRINTING AND THIS MACHINE IS A WORKHORSE. GREAT PRICE FOR THE MACHINE AND THE TONER. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MACHINE.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):40
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
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
Time to first copy (black, normal):10.5

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:4.9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode: Yes
Power consumption (off):1.6
Power consumption (PowerSave):350
Power consumption (standby):9.8

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Caller ID: No
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:366
Fax coding methods:JBIG, JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:500
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):300
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:300
Group dial:20
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:1050
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:500

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, 802.1x RADIUS, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, HTTPS, MD5, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.3 x 16.3 x 18.8
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Package dimensions (WxDxH):23.4 x 21 x 25
Scan speed:2.68
Web-based management: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:64 - 90
Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
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:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Thin paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing: Yes
Email over SSL: Yes
Faxing:Mono faxing
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:Black
Processor family:Star Sapphire
Processor frequency:400
Recommended duty cycle:1000 - 5000
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (average operating):695
Power consumption (off):1.6
Power consumption (PowerSave):350
Power consumption (standby):9.8

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):40
Secure printing: Yes
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5
Warm-up time:3

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:Legal (216 x 356)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:ISIS, TWAIN, WIA
Scan technology:Dual CIS
Scan to:E-mail, E-mail Server, File, FTP, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Server operating systems supported:2.32 x 2.32 x 2.64
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):37
Noise level (quiet mode):54
Print noise level:59
Printing noise level:59

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:384
Maximum memory:384
Memory slots:1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:0.78
Weight:39