Summary: I am a big Brother fan, and usually have never had a problem with their products, but I couldn't believe this printer is only compatible with older Mac Os's, so if you have anything running newer than 10.6, this printer won't work for you. I tried going online to get an updated driver from Brother's website, but couldn't find anything.
Summary: I received this printer as a Christmas gift from my friend purchased from Amazon. This printer works fine, overall, if you don't do anything complex--label, envelope, etc. I actually like this multifunction unit until it starts to run low on the ink. Hence, my biggest complaint about this unit: if your ink runs low, you WILL NOT be able to even scan a simple document into your PC/Mac until you refill/replace your cartridge. And what does scanning got to do with ink?
Summary: Unfortunately, this unit is incredibly loud after it finishes printing and stays on for a very long time afterwards. In my case, the noise also included a rattle. On the plus side, the printing is excellent for such an inexpensive machine. However, the noise is a fatal flaw.
Dim display and disappointing Brother customer service.
3 February 2012
Summary: I bought a Multi Function printer because I need the ability to send and receive Faxes. The display on this mcahine is very dim making it hard to read. This is a big issue for me as I need to be sure that I am sending a fax to the correct telephone number. That is going to be tough with a display that is so weak. You can adjust the brightness on the display but all that did for me was to go from totally unreadable to barely readable.
Summary: I have set up this model and the first thing I noticed is that the display was not lighted. I was very hard to read the information on the screen without getting real close to the screen. I adjusted the contrast, but it didn't do much because it is a backlight issue. The product description does not mention this. So, if you don't mind having to look closely, the unit isn't bad for the price. But not having the information backlighted will slow you down while working.
Fast, good capacity, but an energy hog and very noisy
B. Stenman, Amazon
26 August 2011
Summary: Small footprint, well integrated Ethernet access, large paper storage space, inexpensive (compared to HP) toner, and a document feeder, all at a very low price. In my past experience with Brother printers and fax machines they are extremely reliable and easy to setup and that is why I chose to go with a Brother.
Summary: We bought this multi-function printer at my work to replace an HP, which was, in turn, replacing an old Brother. There are several things we have found that we do not like about this multi-function printer: When a fax comes in, the machine rings. We were able to lower the volume, but it will not let us turn the ringer off completely. In order to fax, copy, or scan, you must select a specific button first, select your options, then press the start button.