Summary: One of the better multifunction devices. Don't be fooled by cheaper models where the host PC has to be turned on and running - this one works by itself for copying and scanning and with its network connection is easily shared among the different laptops and desktop we have at home.
Summary: We purchased this multifunction machine for a small office. It was set up as a network printer. It usually prints fine. The seller was quick to send it. Two issues arose since we set it up. It has a loose network cable connection that we cannot seem to correct.
Summary: We purchased the MFC-8860DN to replace another Brother multifunction printer, the 7820, in a small business environment. This printer actually gets fairly light usage (less than 50 pages/day) , as most of our regular black and white printing gets done through a faster HP Laserjet printer.
Summary: Comments about Brother MFC-8860DN Multifunction Printer: I told my boss it was really ugly, but that it works really well for everything we do! That's the truth too. If looks don't bother you, then get it. Price and performance is what it is all about.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Efficient, Fast, Quiet, Sharp Detail
Summary: This multi-purpose machine replaces a Brother MFC 8840D which was damaged in a move and at this price it was more cost-effective to replace than to repair. Fast turnaround on the delivery meant that we were without a scanner for only a few work days.
Summary: We bought this machine last year. It has been used extensively. The printing speed is wonderful. Only one minor issue with the paper intake. After a few months usage the paper tray started to have trouble when the tray was fully loaded. We need to take out some paper and retry.
Summary: Comments about Brother MFC-8860DN Multifunction Printer: Every office has to have an all in one machine. It's just necessary these days. Save the space and make things more efficient. Brother makes a great printer in that category.
Nice multifunction that could use some improvements
Scott H. "scott11686", Amazon
8 January 2008
Summary: I bought the 8860DN a couple weeks ago to replace my aging HP 3330. While I'm quite happy with much of the 8860DN, there are a few things that could use improvement. Some of these can be addressed in software, others I fear are hardware issues.
Summary: The product itself function very well according to its specification. It also setup pretty easy if you have a PC. However, it came with a quite old software for Mac user. I do have a Mac (latest OS X version) and struggle to use this product with it.
Summary: I give the product 4 stars and the interface 2. I bought this for my SoHo to replace a trusty HP all-in-one that finally died. I love its efficiency, quality laser printing and zippiness. And I agree with others that the noises are no big deal. My computer fan is much louder and more annoying.