Summary: This printer has been a reliable part of my home office for over 5 years. It does everything you need it to do fairly simply. I use the scanning feature most frequently and I am very pleased with how easy it is to store files on my computer. Replacing toner and paper is a snap. There are many Brother MFC releases but this has been the best for me.
Summary: The printer has performed well in several months of use. The copy quality is very nice. The only problem I have encountered is in stopping printing in mid-job. I tried the "Pause" and "Delete" buttons in the Brother software; I tried the Stop button on the printer. Neither solution worked, so I turned off the printer. That was a disaster. I had to extract jammed paper from two locations inside the printer. That process resulted in a dirty roller and streaky copies.
Summary: This printer has been great, but the instructions included were for another model and there was no software included. I wasn't too surprised about the instructions because this was a factory-refurbished unit. I was able to get the instructions I needed online, so that wasn't a problem. However, Brother wanted a receipt to send replacement software and I couldn't find it.
Summary: We've owned this printer for a long time now and I've never gotten around to writing a review for it. We needed a network printer and this fit the bill. It's very easy to setup for the network. We gave it a static IP address and every system in the house can easily see and print to it. It has a good loader for scanning stacks of documents or faxing. The manual loader is easy to use. The paper tray is a good size. A bit bigger than the tray on our old HP Laserjet 6.
Excellent for home use, Linux-friendly, cheap printing
Bob Dobbs, Amazon
20 May 2011
Summary: Full disclosure: I did not buy my Brother MFC-7440N at Amazon.com, but I have owned one for over a year and am very happy with the product. At that time, I went shopping for a laser, networkable, mono printer. The Brother MFC-7440N fit the bill for a number of reasons: -laser, and not only that, but with affordable supplies (especially compared to inkjet printing). -Linux-friendly. Drivers available for both 32- and 64-bit versions of Debian and Red Hat-based Linuxes.
Summary: This printer was a good deal. However it wasn't what I thought it would be. I was under the impression that it was a color laser printer. Infact, it was a black/white printer with a color scanner. I repackaged the printer and returned it. I was given a full refund with no hassel. I only wish the discription was a little better but because it was so easy to work with this company, I would and will order products from them in the future. Great customer service!
Summary: A solid multifunction, but the Brother MFC-7840W Laser Multifunction Center with Wireless and Ethernet Network Interfaces is not much more expensive and has some big advantages - there are a couple of things that are easy to miss which won't affect most people but will be a problem for some. First, this printer is a "GDI" printer (sometimes called a Winprinter) which means that without its specific drivers for Windows, Mac or possibly Linux you won't be able to print.
Summary: The delivery was great. Email from supplier gave an estimated delivery window, and it arrived several days before that. Has all the features I want. Haven't tried the FAX yet but the rest is working fine. However, set-up was a pain. I have an iMac with OS 10.6.6. The set-up instructions told me to load the drivers using the enclosed CD. Couldn't get it to print - repeatedly got an error message.
Summary: Product works perfectly as advertised. It's a tremendous price, and I looked all over (all the compare sites, etc.). It's not a high-frills product - manual leaves a lot to be desired, etc. - which is why I gave it 4 stars. But it absolutely does it all, and quite well, especially considering the price. Perfect for the home office.