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Brother MFC-8440

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Brother MFC-8440. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling and reliability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the multifunction and design.

performance, price, reliability, paper handling

usability, size, design, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother MFC-8440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother MFC-8440 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the performance. The price also gets good opinions.

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC 8220 - Multifunction ( fax / copier / printer / scanner ) - B/W - laser - copying (up to): 20 ppm - printing (up to): 20 ppm - 250 sheets Brother MFC 8220 - Multifunction ( fax / copier / printer / scanner ) - B/W - laser - copying (up to): 20 ppm - printing (up to): 20 ppm - 250 sheets

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Littman (

Brother MFC-8440


Small offices that don't need a colour scanner will appreciate the other features in the Brother MFC-8440.

Jul, 2004

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Oct, 2010

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fairly good hardware but poor software


(3) the bypass feeder has poor paper alignment. The printed material is in most cases seriously misaligned on the paper, making the bypass feeder basically useless for printing checks or formal documents such as letterheads. That means for that type of...

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significantly affect efficiency and workflow. For example, every time when a scan is started, it defaults to the choice of "color scanning" at A4 size. It does not remember your last setting. We do most of our scanning with "black-and-white" at letter...

Apr, 2006

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fairly good hardware but poor software


Given the price, the quality and performance of this multi-function printer isn't bad. Scanning speed, especially that for black-and-white document, is among the best. The automatic document feeder on the top works quite reliably, rarely jams up

The following are the issues we had with this machine, most of them with regard to software ; (1) the native PDF converter is outright bad. For the same resolution, it results in a file size at least five times as much as Adobe Acrobat. For routine...

Apr, 2006

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Great product


Buy extended warranty. Currently we have 6 of this + 50 different MFC's/printer's/faxes Brother models in my work environment.

Fast printing, long live for toner, cheaper than HP, etc ; More capabilities than other brands for a lower price

none. Everything works perfect

Mar, 2006

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A good reliable machine


Reliable, good toner life, easy to use.

Doesn't have a tray for envelopes. Have to load each envelope manually throw guide.

Aug, 2007

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Very good hardware but poor software


This review is for Brother MFC-8440 Laser Multifunction bought in 2004. I can't speak for the later models although they do look very similar except for a faster speed and more features. Given the price, the quality and performance of this ...

Fast and highly competitive price.

Poor ergonomics, software and the user interface design.

Jan, 2007

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Very good hardware but poor software


Fast and highly competitive price.

Poor ergonomics, software and the user interface design.

Jan, 2007

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Pros: I like the way it looks, it's so professional-looking, very fit for the office. It's user-friendly, no need to be a genius when setting it up. The buttons and the menus are very eye-friendly. Printing quality is good, even the faxing is speedy...

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

The MFC-8440 is a 5-in-1 flatbed laser multi-function center combining performance, connectivity, and reliability. The MFC-8440 is a full-feature fax, and an up to 21ppm, laser printer, which prints at up to 2400 x 600 dpi (HQ1200). An up to 21cpm, legal-size digital copier and a 9600x9600 dpi (interpolated) resolution color flatbed scanner. You can copy objects such as books and magazines, or make reduction and enlargement from 25-400%. Also included is PC Fax capability, allowing you to send and receive faxes directly from your PC. An optional second paper tray and optional network capability makes this an optimum solution for your business. Both USB and parallel ports are standard, so the MFC-8440 can work with Windows and Mac applications effortlessly.


Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
First Copy Out Time B/W:12sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:19ppm/20ppm/21ppm
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:500sheets
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):14
Power consumption (standby):85

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:390
Fax memory:600
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):300
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:300
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Country Kits:Austria
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:500
Standard input capacity:25


Max Supported Memory:160MB
Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):20000impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):20.9 x 17.5 x 22.4
I/O ports:IEEE1284 Parallel Cabll\nHi-Speed USB2.0
Modem Type:Super G3

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

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:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):60 – 161 gsm
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB / Parallel
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:20000
Print technology:Laser
Scanning:Mono scanning


Power consumption (average operating):450
Power consumption (off):14
Power consumption (standby):85


Max Printing Speed B/W:19ppm/20ppm/21ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):19ppm/20ppm/21ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 2400


Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:160
Maximum memory:160

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:180
Minimum processor:Pentium 75MHz
Minimum RAM:32

Weight & Dimensions