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Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional

Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional
alaScore 85

632 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 632 reviews of Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the noise and reliability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability, price, reliability, noise

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 610 user reviews of Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on People really like the noise and reliability. The price and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, price, reliability, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL2230 Monochrome Laser Printer (HL2230)Brother MFC8950DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother Printer MFC8950DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Mar, 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: 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: Tinkerbell (

Very fast, flexible, sophisticated device.


The MFC-8950DW has heavy current draw when starting up so that it can start fast and have high throughput; a good electrical system (e.g., 25 amp circuit, UPS for computers on the same circuit) is needed. However, It really pumps the pages through when...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: rlainc (

Great Product-lousy warranty service


I purchased this printer about a year ago--I love this MFC-print/scanner. The duplex scanning is awesome. Only issue I have is not with the product but with the Brother Service/Warranty. When I got the printer there was an issue with ADF popping open...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: sleepless (

Horrible as a Fax Machine


I wish I could pull the old fax machine out of the dumpster, this MFC-8950 is terrible as a fax AND as a scanner. Instead of just hitting one button to send a fax, you must go through several different menus and options, even when the number is...

Sep, 2014