The Brother MFC-5840CN is a multifunction printer designed for the home or small office crowd. It features fast printing speeds, at 20 pages per minute black and 15 pages per minute color. Printing resolution is up to 1200 dpi for very sharp prints. The low cost of Brother MFC-5840CN ink cartridges keeps operating costs low for the user.
While many inkjet printers have an affordable price, ink costs can sometimes be very high. Brother MFC-5840CN inkjet cartridges are very affordably-priced, and the large page yield of each Brother MFC-5840CN ink cartridge combined with a low price results in a printer with a very low cost per page. The unit is very compact, measuring 18.1 inches by 17 inches by 13.4 inches, and weighs only 22 pounds.
With such a small frame, one might assume that it is not as full-featured as larger machines. In fact, the Brother MFC-5840CN can print, copy, scan, and fax. Its faxing transmission speed is up to 33.6 kbps with support for Super G3 transmission. It also includes PC Fax capabilities, which allows a user to send a fax directly from their computer through the device. The unit can connect via either USB 2.0 or its included ethernet networking port, allowing it to be shared among a small network of computers. However, it does lack the graphics resolutions that can be reached with Canon CLI-221BK ink.
Cnet gave the Brother MFC-5840CN inkjet a rating of "OK" in its review. They liked its roomy dual-input paper trays and the inclusion of a network port and automatic document feeder. They also liked its affordable price and its memory card slots. They found its printing quality to be sub-par, however, and its printing and scanning speeds to be lower than rated by the manufacturer.
Overall, the Brother MFC-5840CN would make an excellent addition to a small networked office. For an office with a little higher-volume print schedule, perhaps a device that uses HP 45 ink. But the MFC-5840CN's wide array of features should increase productivity, and its affordable price and low ink costs will be easy on the budget.
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