Pros: Lots of Features. Love Cloud Printing Options. Works Flawlessly with Mac, iOS Devices, and Windows with relative ease.
Cons: Initially I had what is apparently a common issue that resulted in the printer disappearing from the wireless network when it went to sleep, requiring a restart to re-connect. Checked Brother's website for a firmware update, Installed update (<5 min.), problem solved. works great now.
Overall Review: I like that this printer allows you to ignore the low toner message and continue printing. I have used the scan to dropbox function several times. Firmware update was easy to locate, quick to download and very easy to install.
Pros: - LAN, WLAN (WiFi) or USB connectivity
- Can be configured for network access without using software, although the software greatly speeds up the process
- Fast printing with no warm up time required
- Extremely easy setup
- Toner replacements are affordable and last a long time
- LED screen and included software make configuration quick and easy
- Flatbed scanner works well
- Small footprint will fit on all but the smallest desks
Cons: - Haven't found any
Overall Review: I am extremely pleased with this printer. I bought this for my home office. I don't print a ton but I do have the need to occasionally. I use the scanner pretty frequently to scan paper documents for digital records. In the past I've always just bought whatever inkjet printer was on sale, but being I don't use the printing function for sometimes months at a time, the expensive liquid ink cartridges dried up before I could even use half of them. I finally decided to pay a bit more for the printer to save on cost of ink, and I think this Brother was the right decision. After I set it up, I printed off my tax returns...there was no warm-up time at all as commonly seen with laser printers...it sent the print job and was printed quickly and immediately. Setup was also very easy, even on a wireless network with a hidden SSID. Scanner function works as expected as does the copier.
Cons: little noisy
heavier than old printer
Overall Review: I had a Brother printer before this one and knew they were quality devices. The trouble with my old one was to set up wireless you first had to connect it via USB. I got sick of that and lost my cable too so I bought this one. Hated to stop using a working printer but Im glad I got this one after all. Its as great as the first one at printing plus it saves me having to go to Staples and the like to make copies. It has a great copier built in as well as a scanner. Having all 3 in one is VERY handy indeed. And saves me money. Not to mention the cost savings in toner. If you use a inkjet do yourself a favor and switch to laser. You can print 2600+ pages with one cartridge for about $50 or less. Plus it wont dry out or clog if you dont use it every day. I may go a week without printing anything and then when I need to print it still works and works fast too. Love it. And Brother are the best printers Ive ever owned.
Last time I bought one they even sent me a free toner. Hope they do that again wink wink :)
Pros: Its not an HP!!!!!!!
This printer was very easy to set up, It has a small footprint, Toner cartridge easy to install, It prints clean and clear. Color LCD is nice and easy to navigate.
Cons: Had a paper jam right away but it was easy to clear and has not happened since.
Overall Review: After owning a multiple HP, Epson, Cannon & Kodak printers I decided to get half a brain and buy a Brother. The major issue I had was needing to buy 5 different ink cartridges and then they would "dry up" Or if one color went out then you couldn't print until you replaced it. Their way of holding you hostage to their product. If I want color prints i'll go have them done.
Pros: Ease of installation. Print quality. Print speed.
Overall Review: I was hesitant to purchase this due to some of the other reviews, but I couldn't beat the price and took the plunge. I'm glad I did. The software was easy to install, and the Quick Installation Guide walked me through all the steps of installing both the hardware and the software. I chose to connect wirelessly through my wireless network. The software recommended I connect via USB for that part, which I did. It sensed my network settings on its own, asked me if it had selected the correct network, connected the printer to the network on its own, and told me to disconnect when I was finished. It could not have been easier. The whole process did take about twenty minutes, which might seem a little long, but I didn't have any problems with the actual installation.
The print quality was very good and very fast. It took less that ten seconds from the time I okayed a print job to when the printer started printing, which was far quicker than my laser printer at work. A twenty-page research paper printed in about a minute. This was such a great investment for me as I do a lot of home printing and used to run through a lot of inkjet cartridges. I really recommend this product.
Pros: fast (over 30ppm)
small size (for laser/scanner)
easy to setup
extra features (print from/to cloud etc.)
duplex prints (two-sided)
scanning feature (also fast)
Cons: fuzzy graphics
colors/shades other than pure black are less sharp
if you look really closely you can see the dots on edges (lower dpi)
no traditional faxing (but can do digital)
no 5ghz wifi support (2.4ghz only)
Overall Review: I bought this from BB, not newegg.. but I thought I should leave a review here because I saw so many useless reviews on the page about damaged upon arrival and such (just exchange it with newegg ya donuts). I haven't had issues with mine and I'm happy with the ease of wireless setup and the modern appearance in my home office.
Doesn't look like an eye sore like most printers. Quickly spits out prints within seconds. Relatively quiet, especially compared to inkjet. I have zero power surge issues when laser warms up that I've seen mentioned elsewhere.
Pros: - Fast
- Excellent quality, better than inkjets for documents
- Relatively cheap toner
- Easy set-up
Cons: - Power hungry....when processing a job it dims the lights as it sucks down 1100 watts, then uses 600 watts to print
Overall Review: I am never going back to inkjets again. It is cheaper to have your color pics printed at the store, and for homeschooling the laser jet can produce everything we need seamlessly.
Pros: - Easy set up.
- Works perfect out of the box
- Inexpensive for what you get
- Doesn't install bloatware on your computer
Cons: - None
Overall Review: My first Brother product. I'm sold. Beats the HP products for ease of use, set up and doesn't install a bunch of system resource stealing software on your computer like HP.