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 economical operation – will also appeal to home users. In fact, because of its relatively small-capacity paper tray, the MFC-J870DW may be more suitable in a home than in an office.
Pros: Attractive price, Compact, Good output quality, Reasonable ink cost
Cons: No automatic duplexing on ADF, Under-saturated photos on plain paper, Small-capacity paper tray, Slow copying
video Review: Brother MFC-J870DW boasts NFC and many more features, but performance is just average
20 August 2013
Excerpt: (1 items) It’s hard to stand out as a $150 printer. Many, many models crowd this affordable price range. Brother pulls off quite a feat, therefore, with the $150 MFC-J870DW. It beats out every other competitor by being the first to offer near-field communication (NFC) as a standard feature. It also crams this product with nearly everything else you could possibly want in a consumer printer. Even better, the printer has reasonably priced inks and a two-year warranty.
Pros: Reasonably priced inks, Two-year warranty, Impressively long feature list includes NFC and CD/DVD printing
Cons: Copying two-sided documents is a tedious, manual process
Excerpt: Just another home and small office multifunction colour inject printer from Brother you might think. Yet as well as having an impressive array of features at a reasonable price, the Brother MFC-J870DW has established a unique milestone in this class. See also Group test: what's the best multifunction printer?