Summary: Its an "okay" printer honestly. We ordered this for a small doctors office so its constantly being used. A complainted we've had has been waiting to print while its receiving a fax. It has to complete the first task before it will start another, basically it can't queue fax's or copies. We've also had some difficulity with it eating paper as it feeds it through the machine...... its not a fan of small bent corners.
Summary: It works well with my Mac. Which is why I ordered it. I had read a review that Brother is by far the most Mac friendly MFP out there so I took a chance. It was easy to set up, I don't recall having to do anything in particular to make it work, however, there is no "application" you can find to get the scanner to start. That is, until you notice a little icon in the very top menu bar of the screen that was not there before (I'm on OS X 10.7.5).
Summary: I decided to replace my Brother MFC-8860DN printer with the wireless version since everything in my home office was wireless except for this printer. My 8860 also had about 50,000 copies on it and I was getting ready for another drum replacement so the time was right, Setup was a breeze and it was up and running without any problems in about 10 minutes.
Piece of Crap - Bait & Switch Replacement Techniques
23 October 2013
Summary: I bought this machine in July 2012 and use it for light office work. In March 2013 the machine began to malfunction and would not consistently print without jamming and making loud mechanical sounds. I called customer service and they agreed to swap out the machine since it was still under warranty. The new machine sent by Brother was a refurbished machine with the same model number. Recently we have experienced the exact same problem.