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Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional

Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunctional
alaScore 85

631 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 631 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. Comments about the size and reliability are overall positive. The price and performance 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 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 Comments about the noise and reliability are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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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

Feb, 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: 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: 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

Consumer review by: LovetoScan (

Fast, Efficient all around


Awesome tool for me as I scan documents for electronic storage straight to a PDF format and then shred the paper. Duplex scanner (rather than feeding paper through again and again) works great. No jams when multiple duplex pages are involved either....

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Paul (

Replace Toner Message


I actually love the printer. I'm only giving it 3 stars because Brother makes you replace the cartage even though you still have toner left. People have been complaining about this for years, but they continue to ignore the issue. Once you receive the...

Doesn't Jam, Good Value, Fast, Quality, Performance

toner message

Jan, 2014