The Brother MFC-8300 is a multifunction monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. It is an excellent printer and fax machine, but as a copy machine, it is hindered by the lack of a flatbed scanning surface.
The MFC-8300 can print, copy, and fax. As a fax machine, it has all the necessary features for a small office. It has One Touch Dial access to up to 32 locations, and 100 locations for speed dial. It has a handset for taking voice calls, and its onboard memory can store up to 90 pages when the unit is out of paper or users need to reprint a fax.
The Brother MFC-8300 is mainly designed as a fax machine, so its copy function seems like a bit of an afterthought. Copies come out generally good, but the machine's scanner is not overly impressive. Sent faxes look as good as faxes can, but scan quality is not sharp enough for high quality copies. For this reason, users should buy the MFC-8300 mainly for a fax machine and printer, and only the occasional copy or two.
Brother MFC-8300 toner cartridges are relatively inexpensive, giving it a low cost per page. The Brother MFC-8300 toner cartridges have a capacity of 3,000 pages. High-yield cartridges are also available, with a capacity of 6,000 pages, saving even more money for the user.
As a printer, the MFC-8300 is good, but not as impressive as Brother's dedicated laser printers. Print speed is 12 pages per minute, which falls behind some competing products. Print quality is generally good. Text is sharp and detailed, but loses its readability at very small font sizes. Graphics quality is below average, though good enough for printing faxes.
Overall, the Brother MFC-8300 is an excellent fax machine, but its printing and copying functions are not as impressive. Users who only need to do an occasional copy or laser print will be satisfied.
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