Excerpt: You could use this on your first try without knowing a thing about it. There are two modes for printing: color and black and white (it is very nice to be able to make color copies). Beyond being easy to set-up, use, and very functional in terms of quality of print-outs, the Brother MFC 5480CN also looks nice. It has a stylish design so that it looks nice in your computer room or wherever else you set it up.
Summary: The product is excellant for the price. I have installed or setup several of these devices and the only problem is in the software installation the paper port portion hangs up or takes an extreme amount of time to complete.
Summary: My MFC-5440CN printer burned out because I left it on all the time. This model has a sleep mode to prevent that. I leave it plugged as a FAX to my land line to discourage all of those annoying solicitors. It was listed as refurbished but looks and performs like brand new. To avoid problems in the future, I also bought the Square Trade buyer protection plan for 3 years. Haven't tried printing photos yet, but the dual paper trays are a big bonus.