Extensive, single-press quick dials
While the purchase price of the MFC-9970CDW may be a little high, given the actual throughput speed we measured, there's no doubt that its feature set, print quality and print costs are well up to the mark. With duplex printing and single-pass, duplex copying, as well as extensive, single-press quick dials, secure and direct print, wireless connection and an easy-to-use, wide aspect touchscreen, it's a strong contender in any medium-sized workgroup.
Quick print speeds
The MFC-9970cdw is the multifunction version of the HL-4570cdw and so it shares many of the same qualities: quick print speeds, overall good print quality, and unique features. But it can take businesses to the next level with the addition of a useful scanner, unique PC fax functionality and instant copies.
Can print, scan, copy, fax up to legal size paper
The MFC-9970CDW is big and heavy, and fairly pricey. But for offices and small workgroups, this color laser printer with built-in fax, copier, and scanner, and automatic document feeder may be the ticket to a well-organized office. The automatic duplex printing, scanning, and faxing is an excellent feature, and though first pages take some time to print, the printer is very fast once it's going, putting out almost 30 pages per minute.
A worthwhile choice.
We were impressed with both the quality and performance of the MFC-9970CDW. The only qualitative point on which we were less than perfectly happy was a slight red tint on our photo prints. However, photo printing isn't a priority for most office lasers, and neither is this issue uncommon to other, similarly priced, colour laser printers.
Text printing is fast and strong
Colour graphics isnâ??t the Brotherâ??s strong point, but in most other respects it impresses. Text printing is fast and strong, with the versatile duplex facilities genuinely a practical means of cutting paper costs. Add the long list of interesting settings and menu functions, and this is a laser thatâ??ll give capable service to many a small or medium-sized business.
Direct USB print
Brother's move into the mid-range colour laser market looks well set, if this printer is anything to go by. It's well up to the main competition on speed and print quality and, once we see its consumables at discount prices, is likely to show similar running costs, too. It may not have some of the bells and whistles of its competitors, but the relatively keen pricing compensates for this.
Good networking capabilities
The Brother HL-4150CDN is a very capable colour laser printer at a very good price. If you're looking for a decent-quality device for small office use that won't break the bank, look no further. It's as good as any budget colour laser printer for home use too, but make sure you have enough room for it. Laser printers aren't known for their small footprints, and this is no exception.
Excellent text output
Competitive in speed and features, but not photo quality, this small-business workhorse laser printer is best for mainstream use. Competitive in speed and features, but not photo quality, this small-business workhorse laser printer is best for mainstream use. A low price tag and good performance make this printer appealing, but its standard-size toner is pricey. Small, simple, and easy to use, this color printer produces nice-looking pages--for a dear price.
The Brother HL-4570CDW has the speed and features to stand up to the rigors of a small to medium-size office. It's less adept at printing photos, as many midpriced models are. You can get basically the same printer in the HL-4140CDN without wireless for $100 less. Or you can spend $100 more on an additional bottom-mounted 550-sheet input unit with the HL-4570CDWT.
A solid, workgroup colour laser
Like its cheaper sibling, Brother's HL-4570CDW is a solid, workgroup colour laser. It's a bit quicker and includes wireless networking support, but the Â£130 difference between the two models still seems a bit steep. The print speed is fine, duplex print is useful and the running costs are lower than before, but colour print is too dark by default and settings may need tweaking if you want to get reasonably accurate tints for photos.
Built-in duplex printing
For small businesses and workgroups looking for a heavy-duty color laser printer, the Brother HL-4570CDW offers a lot of advantages, including wireless, automatic duplex printing, and fast printing. Be warned that it will take up a lot of space, and if you print a lot you'll want to upgrade to the high-yield toner cartridges. I liked the USB slot right on the front of the machine.
This is a neat and serviceable colour printer, which is nearly as quick as its specification, is easy to use and produces good quality colour print. It's a bit more expensive to run than some, but its secure print feature could be useful in situations where it has to be shared between several people who need to keep their documents confidential.
excellent color laser multifunction printer
The bottom line: Our quibbles with the Brother MFC-9440CN pale in comparison to the many things we like about it, chiefly its sublime combination of fast speeds with high-quality output. It's currently our favorite recommendation for a small office environment.
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