Brother MFC-9840CDW colour laser multifunction

Brother's top-of-the-range colour laser multifunction printer has plenty of features, but it has an awkward control scheme

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  • Expert Rating

    3.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.50 / 5 (of 3 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 1,599.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Tom

1.0

1

Pros
Easy wireless connectivity, good support
Cons
Extreme running and maintenance costs
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Does everything well enough when it's working, however I have spent a small fortune replacing drum units, belt units etc. and that's not to mention the expensive cartridges!
Have smaller Brother machines that work well, and have had good dealings with Brother support.

Simon

1.5

2

Pros
Machine Cost
Cons
Cost per copy
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This machine is huge, and still works well, (after six months only). Cost per copy is expensive, especially on drum replacement.

Jean Gagnon

1.5

3

Pros
Duplex combined with multi-page / side is nice for printing e.g. User Guides
Cons
Poor color reproduction
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Factory-rebuilt MFC-9840CDW:
- An 8.5x11 document scan (e.g. 400 dpi 24-bit color) comes out fine, but there is a marked shift towards blue upon printing the image (pink actually ends up blue).
- Printing a smallist picture that kooks fine on the screen comes out streaked upon printing.
- Prior to buying, I failed to check the delay for printing the first page (from power saving mode) - this printer is slow on "startups" (about 15 sec)
...I do not recommend this machine...

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