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MFC-8950DW

High-Performance Laser All-in-One with Advanced Duplex and Wireless Networking

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19 of 25 people would recommend this product.

Overall Rating: 1 out of 5
Bad warranty
March 31, 2013
By Rshammo from Park Ridge.
Product was defective Brother replaced it with a Referb. Bad product support.
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Overall Rating: 1 out of 5
ONLY 17 pages per minute! NOT 42!
February 18, 2013
By Anya from Boston MA
1. PPM
I've just timed MFC-8950DW while it was printing - it prints only 17 pages per minute despite the promised 42 ppm.

2. Touch screen
A lot of options are no longer available as buttons (sorting, contrast, brightness) and you are forced to use the touchscreen that has a 1995 interface.

3. Duplex printing and scanning
So far works really well

4. Autofeeder
It's much louder than previous models and tends to take several pages at once.
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Use Small Business (Up to 25 Employees)
Brother products owned More than 5
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Overall Rating: 1 out of 5
Giant Step Backwards
February 18, 2013
By Dave104 from Boston, MA
Our law office has owned an MFC-8460N for years, and this year we purchased the MFC-8950DW as the old machine is starting to age out. A couple of comparisons to the old machine will suffice to show that this multi-function is a giant step backwards:

1. Old machine could handle a copy job of mixed-size pages (letter and legal) and would simply pull the correct paper from one of its two trays after it was configured. The MFC-8950DW cannot do this. It generates an error message and you have to hit "start" again every time the paper size changes.

2. Old machine would automatically read the size of pages it was scanning and would create a scanned pdf that matched that size (so, with no changing of settings, you could scan in two legal-size pages and create a legal-size pdf, then scan two letter-size pages and create a letter-size pdf). The MFC-8950DW can't do that. You have to set the scan software to anticipate the size of the incoming pages (for each job), and if it is set wrong, the scan will simply cut off anything that doesn't match the expected size.

3. Our old machine can handle mixed-size scan jobs. This one cannot. You can (quickly) scan a whole pile of letter-sized pages, or a whole pile of legal, but if you mix them up the MFC-8950DW will throw an error message and just cut off any part of the page it does not want to read.

The trays cannot actually handle a full ream, though Brother claims they can. Almost a full ream, but not quite, so you will always have small piles of paper that don't fit in when you load the paper.
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Duplex Printing with Brother Printer
January 25, 2013
By Bhaibhai from Retired Home Office
I Had this Printer for nearly three weeks First and foremost its software installation was a cinch. Secondly I immediately looked into its duplex printing aspect that really made me happy as we get both sides printed in one single saan of the document. That precisely was not the case with my earlier Brother Printer Mod: DCP 8065DN that needed each side scan separately and after some usage it started missing some portion of document on the other side. This one seems ok to resolve that issue. IN total I have three Brother Printers.
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Use Home Office (Business Use)
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