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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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Overall Rating: (3.9 out of 5)
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19 of 25 people would recommend this product.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Impressive "wake up" time
November 26, 2012
By Customer from Detroit
I am amazed at how fast the machine wakes from power saving mode and is ready to work. It is literally a second or two!

The touch screen is a bit awkward but functional.

Importing contact information from a csv file was complicated. The machine itself cannot accept a csv file. However the pc-fax application can import a csv file and then save it in a format that the machine accepts. One extra step and done right? Nope. Gotta import the new file you created with the pc-fax software and then go back and manually enter your 32 one-touch quick dials.

This said, the frustration of this was worth the benefits of what this machine does. I only hope that by the time this one wears out Brother will have software that can import a multitude of file types of contact information.
Expertise Advanced Amateur
Use Small Business (Up to 25 Employees)
Brother products owned 3
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
great purchase
November 26, 2012
By sandee from california
very quick and efficient...product....needed a faster machine and dual tray
Expertise Advanced Amateur
Use Home Office (Business Use)
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Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
It's fast but not perfect
November 25, 2012
By TimLawyer from Oklahoma City
I have been a longtime user of Brother all-in-ones, so I have some perspective on the performance of this model. Brother really went over the top and included about every possible feature you could ask for in the MFC-8950DW.

Pros: Fast, easy - visually appealing visual interface, feature-packed, the black color is attractive, increased paper capacity.

Cons: Cheap construction (especially in the ADF), sub-par photo copies (e.g., drivers licenses, and the like). My previous Brother all-in-ones, in the photo mode, make a more detailed copy of photos, as compared to this new flagship model. That is a disappointment. It appears they have sacrificed greyscale step- quality in favor of speed.

Some messages on the display are in obvious ESL format.

When the toner gets low, a message appears on the display. Thereafter, the display never goes into sleep mode, unless you dismiss the low-toner message (or replace the toner). This is just poor programming. Brother either wants to goad you into prematurely replacing your toner cartridge, or they just just didn't think out the programming on this error message.

Other thoughts:

I was going to purchase the more-or-less matching Brother laser printer to complement this new all-in-one, but after observing the build quality of the MFC-8950DW, I decided to go with a competing model with more robust construction.

I hope Brother listens to their customers and steps up their game, with more robust build quality in their next generation, to match their great specs and capabilities.
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Use Small Business (Up to 25 Employees)
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
This 8950dw is DynOmite
November 23, 2012
By Stburch from Great falls,mt
This is my second printer. I bought it because it prints and scans to iPads and iPhones. It was easy to set up, is fast and as a musician scanning music over to iPads can't be simpler . The duplexes is extremely fast. I printed a 360 page music fake book in 24 minutes. Pretty fast if I must say so.
It holds 500 sheets and I have a lower tray(lt5400) ordered.
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Use Home Office (Business Use)
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