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MFC-8950DW

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

Estimated Street Price: $599.99*




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19 of 25 people would recommend this product.

Overall Rating: 1 out of 5
Pretty poor at best
December 11, 2013
By docjackson from Las Vegas, Nevada
I've been a loyal Brother user and promoter as an IT guy, IT manager, and contracted IT guy since the early 90's. There have been, out of hundreds of models and machines installed, maintained, and monitored, precisely two that have been an on-going pain in the neck.

Unfortunately, this is one of them.

We have a lot of trouble with paper jams, and that's while using good paper and genuine OEM supplies. Users complain about the noise, which is considerable. The scanner software is twitchy at best; I reinstalled Control Center 4 four times as it kept losing track of the unit, and finally gave up. The gray-scaling on scanning and printing is poor, and worse, it's inconsistent.

Worst of all, it's only nine months old and had light use, but a repairman is coming today to replace the entire drive assembly because this one died. It's making a rhythmic popping noise indicative of a gear jumping instead of meshing. It sits in an air-conditioned office next to two employees who keep it clean to the point of near-obsession, and I keep the rollers wiped down.

I've kept an eye on the condition and usage, and my conclusion is that it's either a poor design or a "lemon," because its specs indicate it should have withstood many times the use it's had, which has only been about two reams of paper per month.
Expertise Professional or Expert
Use Medium Business (26 to 999 Employees)
Brother products owned More than 5
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Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Great printer for the price
August 8, 2013
By acdasb from San Diego CA
We have had other Brother printers in the past and have always been happy with them. This one is no exception. It prints quickly and so far seems to be a great printer.
Expertise Advanced Amateur
Use Home Office (Business Use)
Brother products owned 3
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Easy set-up
July 13, 2013
By Gatorsadie
I have not used many of the options yet, but found the set-up easy and am very happy with the purchase.
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Great machine
April 22, 2013
By Gojuman from Highland Mills, NY
I have my MFC-8950DW for just short of a month at this point. I wanted to print, copy and scan a large amount of documents in a variety of configurations before I wrote this review. Aside from the fact that it is a bit loud at start up the machine is just incredible. Set up is a breeze.

I cannot speak as to whether it can handle a mix of both letter and legal sized documents at the same time as I do not have a second paper tray and don’t need one. I do not use it as a fax either.

Everything I have tossed at it so far is handled with speed, clarity and top notch reliability. I don’t understand why some reviewers complain the function that reduces the size of multiple page documents and fits them into one page does not work. It works perfectly in both single and two sided mode and will save lots of paper. Perhaps those people do not understand the options on the printer properties page. The two sided printing, copying and scanning functions work as they should. However, when scanning to PDF the default size produces very large files and with a few simple adjustments they can be reduced down to where you want them.

In my opinion, after looking at many other brands and models this is the best black and white laser multifunction machine on the market at this time.
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Use Home (Personal Use)
Brother products owned 4
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