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Canon MF8280Cw

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Canon MF8280Cw. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the print quality and design. The noise and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size and durability. The connectivity and reliability get mixed views.

price, performance, noise, design, print quality

multifunction, paper handling, durability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Canon MF8280Cw is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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First one DOA


One egg for DOA. I'm pretty satisfied otherwise, but this printer is cheap because of its limitations. I don't print double sided very much, so I can duplex manually. Copy and scan using the document feeder is a real looser. If you need a copier, you...

Laser Color for low dollars Supplies are not a complete ripoff Setup is very easy. Use the automated software provided (Windows only -- they don't know about Java, I guess), or setup manually with the menus on the color LCD. Drivers for Linux and...

No duplexer built in Scanning from document feeder is limited to 300DPI NOISEY!!!! DHCP client seems buggy. Printer reverts to a default IP sometimes when renewing the lease. Can easily be config'd for a static IP from the menu, though.

Feb, 2016

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Has several major flaws! Buyer beware.


This is an overly complicated and difficult machine to configure and use. It has been probably the most unfriendly MultiFunction machine I have ever used. There are many, many layers of menus just to change the paper type from printing on plain paper...

Print qualityOK

VERY difficult to set up Menu system is confusing and overly complicated Fax and phone sensing/switching is impossible to get working Overly difficult paper handling (ie. switch to printing on labels or other types of paper)

Jan, 2016

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Yes! You can scan with Linux.


It really was a snap to set up scanning on Linux (in Gentoo at least), just use sane-pixma in the SANE backend, set the printer to Scan --> Remote Scanner and you are ready to pull a scan. No problems with multipage using the ADF either. I don't...

Plays well with Linux. It's a behemoth, quite heavy so one assumes that it has rugged innards.

It's a behemoth, large footprint and quite tall, does not fit well under a cubicle cabinet.

Jan, 2016

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Great product, promptly shipped


Has laser toner cartridge, Love it. Wireless prinitin

Could have been nice if it had air print so that we can print from iPad / tablet. Setup Instructions could have been simpler.

Dec, 2015

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Solid Machine


Can only access the printer and scan (don't use the fax so I won't know about faxing) via the 2.4 GHZ band. My router is Linksys E3000, running Tomato broadcasting on Dual Band. Cannot connect to the printer on the 5GHZ band.

Fast Printing, nice colors, tons of features, can be configured for wireless functionality. Compatible with Apple Yosemite. Took off one egg due to the complexity of the setup with Mac OS Yosemite and the difficulty in finding the firmware version...

Tricky to configure, requires the average user to carefully read the manual. PLEASE NOTE, if you have this machine ethernet connected to your router, and you are accessing the print,or scan functionality via wireless computer, pay attention to the...

Dec, 2015

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Great Printer


Although this doesn't always resume from the energy saver mode this is still an awesome printer. I got it for $130 on black friday so it's well worth the price for the features that you get with it. Prints pretty fast after it warms up and will keep...

Has all the features you want Can scan wirelessly print wirelessly save direct to flash drive print from flash drive auto document feeder ethernet port WiFi

expensive toner doesn't always resume from energy saver

Dec, 2015

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Jury is still out


- Overall, for the price I think this is an awesome deal. Prints faster and at much better quality documents than laser jets.

- Arrived quickly. - Good quality prints. - Printing is quick and fairly quiet. - Scanner is quiet. - Plays nicely with my Mac.

- No duplex. - "Starter" cartridges that are included are rated at 800 pages at 5% coverage. - Machine is very loud at bootup. - 4 cartridges cost $300 to replace. - Its a laser jet, its obviously large and heavy. - Paper tray holds very little paper.

Dec, 2015

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good replacement


I had this out of the box, connected to wireless network, and printing and scanning from PC and Android within minutes. This printer is replacing an aging Canon D480. The price was very good, satisfied so far. Many folks complaining about color output,...

fantastic price on Newegg special. fairly quiet.

no scan direct to network location, I thought it had this feature, but the next model up does

Dec, 2015

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So far, very good


Great price at $139. One of my better purchases - so far! Replaced an HP multifunction that lasted just beyond the warranty. Bought Newegg's extended coverage this time.

* Very good (just short of great) color (I don't print pictures) * Easy set up - including the wireless - Windows 10 - if you follow the documentation! * Very good documentation (printed and disk) * office quality * well packaged - get all the orange...

* heavy - needs a sturdy table * manual paper feed difficult to understand - but it works

Nov, 2015

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Canon MF8280cw


Had for a year now and its been perfect. Still on starter toner. Its far exceeded my expectations for a color multi functoin laser at this price

Non yet

Nov, 2015

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