Summary: I gave this unit only 3 stars because it came with a melfunctioning document feeder. It took me 1.5 hrs to repair the problem and good think is that I fix these machines. I got a good deal on it, in ovearall it is a good performing machine and I can not blame the seller for what happenes in the factory on the assembly line. Comparing to other color MFC's this machine is easy to install and operate. Color quality is very good. Cost of the supplies is about average.
Serves it's purpose well as a color laser all in one
5 June 2011
Summary: I am very pleased with the MFC-9840cdw,it replaces a brother inkjet that lasted for years BUT the price of ink was too much, I think the ink dries out if not used frequently, the laser does not have that issue. It operates very well, it takes a little while to print out first page (45 secs.
Summary: What do I like about it? It's a color laser, it's wireless and the ADF is duplex for both scanning and copying. What don't I like about it? The cost of the consumables (toner, drum), but then that's how all the vendors make their money on these things. The PaperPort scan software is good and I use it to scan manuals and convert them to .PDF, then OCR them.
Summary: This is the best AIO printer $650 can buy.(PERIOD). Of course its bulky and heavy and can be loud at times; but the people that worry about those characteristics shouldn't be buying a laserjet anyway. Other than that; it may lack a color touchscreen considering, the amount of various menus. It may also be a little slow on duplex scans and prints.
Summary: Set up was a breeze to get this machine up and running. You simply can't get a color laser with FAST ADF scanning and autoduplexing for this price point. And it appears to be built to last. Previous HPs and Brothers I set up for printing/scanning across a wireless home network were fickle. But not the MFC-9840CDW. My only word of caution: have a friend to help place the printer. It weighs a lot!!
Summary: Comments about Brother MFC-9840CDW Multifunction Printer: I use this many times throughout the course of the day and have found that it always has been reliable. We do a lot of high quality print jobs that are of the most importance. Yes, I have to agree that it could be faster, but the print quality is good and I have not experienced any problems with this printer after 4 months. I highly recommend this product.
Summary: Comments about Brother MFC-9840CDW Multifunction Printer: It could be faster. We thought it would be faster and we've had some trouble with jamming. Honestly though the quality of documents we are getting has made up for the shortcomings. It does what it says it does. The jamming did resolve when we bought a better quality paper too.
Pros: Durable Construction, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Reliable