The Brother MFC-8840 fits the needs of midsized businesses better than most of the competition. Using only one Brother MFC-8840 toner cartridge, it is as easy to maintain and keep running as it is to install. It only weighs 39.9 pounds with the toner cartridges
, so even though it might seem a bit heavy, for four machines all in one, it is quite compact. Its dimensions are decent with a size of 20.9x17.5x18.5 inches all around. It offers Windows and Mac compatibility, USB and parallel connection and 32 MB of memory.
The printer portion is impressive printing up to 21 pages per minute using the black printer toner. Resolutions as high as 2400x600 dpi are possible. The fax is quick, faxing documents in under 2 seconds per page with its 33.6 Kbps processor. With up to 500 pages of memory, it will store faxes conveniently, and it offers call waiting, caller ID and distinctive ringer.
The copier users the black toners to create 21 pages per minute just like the printer. It can create up to 100 copies from an original document, but these documents must be smaller than legal size. The scanner uses a 48-bit color depth to scan black-and-white and color documents with high resolutions of up to 600x2400 dpi. Enhanced resolutions of up to 600x2400 are possible as well.
Consumers tend to love the Brother MFC-8840D for quite a few reasons. First, they love its duplex mode and included automatic document feeder, and its scanner is often reviewed as the most impressive feature. Its networking options and high memory are praised, as well as its inexpensive cost for replacing Brother toner
cartridges. Some users complain that it isn't dependable, but complaints are few and far between. All around, positive critique is easiest found, and most find this to be a great value for its low upfront price.