While most all-in-one machines can replace a printer, copier, scanner and fax machine, the Brother MFC-6550 (also referred to as the MFC-6550MC) goes a few steps further. Touted as a 6-in-1 machine, this multifunction laser printer also has PC faxing capabilities and can act as the messaging center for a home or small office with its handset and built-in answering machine. Print speed is around 6 pages per minute. The cost of Brother MFC-6550 toner is very low as well, so the cost of replacement printer toner won't break the bank.
The ability to act as a phone and messaging center may be a welcome feature for some buyers. Most fax machines and multifunction devices have to share a single line in a home office. This can sometimes cause problems when the line is not answered correctly. Having both functions built into the same device virtually guarantees seamless operation between the two. The unit is not particularly tall, but its footprint is a little large. It measures 9.9x15.1x17.8 inches and weighs 18.7 pounds.
Finding replacement toners at retail stores and online is easy. Brother MFC-6550 toner cartridges are commonly available. Along with being affordably-priced, Brother MFC-6550 toner cartridges have capacities of 2,200 pages, which results in a low cost per page.
The Brother MFC-6550 compares well to both competing models and other models in Brother's lineup. Its upfront price is similar to competing units in its class, but toner costs tend to be lower, meaning inexpensive operating costs. It also has more functionality than most machines.
Overall, the Brother MFC-6550MC laser printer would make a great choice for a small office buyer who needs phone functionality on top of the other more common features. Its price is affordable, and low-cost Brother MFC-6550 toner makes it even more economical.
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