Summary: It's too bad these units aren't available any longer. I guess I'll try the model that replaced them. I'm disappointed that Brother insists on changing their toners and drums every year or so.
Pros: Great units. You get a printer, copier, and scanner in a space that's just a little larger than an ordinary printer. I jumped on this refurb deal when they were $120 each and got 3 for the price of one.
Cons: The price of the refurbs jumped way up to the point that it's cost effective to buy a new one. Too bad, I came to get 3 more.
Summary: It's a low/moderate capacity machine suited for a small office or personal machine at home.
Pros: Time to print first page is really fast. I work in an office with huge printers and this printer initiates printing faster than in the office. The quality is good, duplex works well, and it's pretty quick on multiple pages. The scanner works well both the flat top and the feeder. Toner replacemen...
Cons: It's big and heavy. The software works okay. I find it kind of annoying to use the software but it does the job. It isn't an intuitive as I fell it should be. I also noticed once I added more computers to print to this printer that the physical scan buttons on the printer itself stopped working. ...
Excerpt: This is a amazing device, is small, quit and have a very good performance and quality print, at first i think it will be a disposal printer (like some inkjet printer), but it has a relly good toner yield, 2,500 pages @ 5% manufacturer say, but just print between 1,400 to 1,700 in real world, thats...
Summary: I am disappointed that Brother has decided to change their DCP and MFC series for what looks to me like a general cheapening of the brand. I sure hope this isn't the beginning of the end for Brother as the leader in small laser multi-function printers. They kept winning awards.
Pros: This is a great model and they have stopped making it. This may be the last chance to get one of these. They are reliable, inexpensive and cost effective, especially when used in a network and shared by multiple users. The toner for these is also a relatively good deal.
Cons: This model does not have the fax function, but that actually means the control panel is much simpler. That is, of course, not really a "con," but if you need fax, you have to get the MFC series and not the DCP series. (Why are people still sending faxes anyway?)
Excerpt: This printer is the best printer that I ever had.I bought one a while back and was so pleased that we have 5 in our office.I had to buy refurbished because I could not find new ones, but they are just as good.
Excerpt: Received this a few days ago and set it up on the network. Downloaded the most current drivers and installed it on Windows 7 & 8,1 machines without any difficulty. Setup instructions were rather simple and straight forward.