Brother MFC-4350 Printer Review
Though it may be rather underpowered compared to more modern all-in-one devices, the Brother MFC-4350 can still perform of a variety of tasks at low volumes. It has the ability to print, copy, and fax, but it is limited to black-and-white output. The MFC-4350 could be used in a micro office, but its unimpressive speed and low paper capacity make it more ideal for personal use.
Only about 6 pages per minute can be printed with this unit, which averages out to around 10 seconds per page. Where it lacks in speed, it also lacks a bit in quality, with the maximum resolution being only 600x600 dpi. While this quality will be sufficient for basic text documents, anything more detailed may come out grainy. When making copies, the maximum resolution is even lower, at 400x400 dpi.
One of the impressive features about this laser machine is its straight paper path. Because of this, multiple media types are supported, which expands the tasks that can be completed by the MFC-4350, including envelopes, labels, and transparencies. For standard paper, the input tray can hold up to 200 sheets.
Everything about this machine seems to be low-capacity, yet the Brother MFC-4350 toner cartridges can yield up to 2,200 pages each. For the target audience, these toners should last for months. Replacement Brother MFC-4350 toner cartridges can be purchased online from a number of retailers. The OEM printer toner for this unit is perhaps a bit high, but fortunately, third-party vendors offer compatible Brother MFC-4305 toner that will keep the overall cost per page within most budgets.
Because it is an older device, it is not surprising that only Windows operating systems are compatible and can only connect through a parallel port or used with a USB adapter. Its memory is limited as well, with only 1 MB of RAM. One bright spot is the compactness of it, measuring about 13x10x18 inches and weighing less than 20 pounds.
The surprisingly high yield of the Brother MFC-4350 toner supplies keep this unit affordable, and its versatility keeps it relevant. It does not offer a number of fancy features, but it is known to serve its purpose well. A home office user on a budget would appreciate what the MFC-4350 has to offer.