Home users or small office users who need a multifunction machine with a compact design will find a lot to like in the Brother MFC-210C. It is a printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine. Print speed is around 15 pages per minute for color and 20 pages per minute for black. With inexpensive Brother MFC-210C ink prices, it is also a very economical choice, though not as environmentally friendly as the Phaser 8500 ink printer.
Maximum printing resolution is 1200 dpi, producing very sharp prints. Scanning support resolutions up to 2400 dpi, and color bit depth up to 36-bit. Operating costs are always a concern, and Brother MFC-210C ink cartridges are very affordably-priced, giving the unit a very low cost per page. With separate Brother MFC-210C inkjet cartridges for each of four colors, users only need to replace the color that is empty, rather than a single large cartridge.
Even with the machine's compact design, very few sacrifices were made. Each of its functions is very full-featured and intuitive to use. Its scanning, copying, and faxing features are somewhat limited by the lack of an automatic document feeder, however, as the unit includes only a flatbed scanning surface. This means scanning multiple pages will mean scanning each page one at a time. Faxing speeds are a bit slow, at only 14.4 kbps.
User reviews of the Brother MFC-210C inkjet are mixed. Some users praise its compact size, fast printing speeds, and wide array of features. Some criticize its lack of an ADF and lack of a USB cable in the box. Compared to competing models in its class the unit is comparably priced, but many models offer an ADF and faster faxing speeds for only a little more money.
Overall, the Brother MFC-210C packs a lot of features into a very compact size, but the few tradeoffs such as slow faxing speeds, may be important to some users. For just a little more money, other models improve on its shortcomings.
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