Conclusion: Brother doesn’t target any of its printers or MFPs for the home or consumer market – the MFC-J870DW we tested is marketed as a device for small businesses. But the same features and functionality that make the MFC-J870DW attractive to a small business – good quality output, fast printing, and...
Conclusion: An inkjet all-in-one printer that won't waste ink and is actually reliable: The Brother MFC-J870DW wows experts and owners simply by doing its job without fuss. The paper tray only holds 100 sheets, but that's fine for personal or home-office use.
Pros: Good-looking printouts and photos, Solid performance (printing, scanning, copying and faxing), Prints wirelessly via Wi-Fi, AirPrint or NFC (Near Field Communication), Auto-duplexing, Great company reputation and two-year warranty
Cons: 100-sheet paper tray isn't for high-volume users
Conclusion: Overall, this printer is a solid citizen for light-printing small offices, but, as mentioned, the cost per page is a bit too high, and we’d have much appreciated an auto-duplexing ADF this time around.
Pros: Strong performance for the price, CD labeling, Support for NFC, High-tech, attractive appearance, Easy-to-use control panel
Cons: High cost per page, ADF does not support auto-duplexing, Physical interfaces are located in unusual spot
Summary: There's no question that the Brother MFC-J870DW has a host of excellent features including optical-disc direct printing and touchscreen controls. While it showcases NFC capability this will be of limited appeal. Wireless photo print speeds are very disappointing.
Excerpt: The Brother MFC-J870DW is a small business-oriented MFP with a comprehensive specification. There's a fax machine, direct printing and scanning from its USB port and memory card reader, wired and wireless networking and the ability to print from a smartphone or tablet using NFC.
Summary: There's no question that the Brother MFC-J870DW has a host of excellent features including optical-disc direct printing and touchscreen controls. While it showcases NFC capability this will be of limited appeal since photo print speeds are very disappointing.