Summary: I cautiously give this product a 4 star rating because, as a MAC user, I didn't encounter the problems some of the other reviewers did. By the recommendation of one reviewer I didn't use the CD it came with, instead I downloaded the drivers from the Brothers website first THEN turned on the printer, from there it was an easy set up. The biggest plus so far is the ink levels. After printing four 4X6 photos, the ink levels remained pretty high. No negatives so far..
Summary: excelent printer , very quite and the response is quick a good buy for the money. I had used the photo papers sent with the printer and found that it is an average photo printer with not very good photo printing.
Summary: I have had great success with several printer/fax/scanners in the Brother MFC series. They are reasonably priced (often on sale) and do what they are supposed to. This model is no exception. Printout quality (of both color and B&W jobs) is plenty good for my needs. My only objection is this model's requirement that it be set to receive data either by USB cable or by wireless signal.
Summary: I recently purchased this unit to replace a Kodak HERO 6.1 multi-function unit. I've had the Kodak one year, way less than other printers I've owned, but it really did not live up to expectations at all. This purchase was to replace a very bad decision with the Kodak. I paid, through Amazon, $90, along with shipping of $20.74 for a total of $110.74.
Summary: I searched and searched for the best All-In-One with reasonable ink cost and this printer was the best choice for me. I am glad I bought it. The cost of ink is perfect for my budget. Though I do have two small gripes: 1. The paper tray is supposed to hold up to 100 sheets of paper. 100 sheets is a tight fit and you have to be careful and not jam in 100 sheets. I wish the paper tray was bigger to hold more paper. 2.
Summary: I've only had this printer for a week but so far so good. We have a Windows 7 laptop, OSX 10.8 laptop, and a OSX 10.7 workstation. The Windows setup was fairly easy - but I didn't use the included CD because it was OLD. You can download the latest software from Brother - you have to download the main driver package (about 130MB) and then the ControlCenter update package (about 45MB).
Summary: Another device that tries to be all things to all buyers. The printer comes with fax, scanner and copier capabilities, making it a good machine for the price. I have to ask whether these days there are many people who still want fax, since a lot of us have given up land phone lines. I would have preferred a device without fax but did not see one in my price range.
Summary: As someone who started into computers at the age of 79 and recently graduated from a simple HP printer to this multifunctional Brother, I can only recommend it wholeheartedly as a new member of the family with whom I feel totally comfortable and adopted easily and right away. No problem whatever in installing, understanding the instructions or copying and sending faxes.