The Brother MFC-8440 is a multifunction monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small business user. It has solid print speed and good print quality, but its scanner is a little lacking, which affects overall performance.
The Brother MFC-8440 is a compact multifunction device with practically every feature an office could need. It can prints, scan, copy, and fax. Its fax functions are particularly impressive, as its fax capabilities are beyond even some dedicated fax machines. It has a full keypad and a number of buttons on its control panel are dedicated to fax functions. It even has some bonus features such as the ability to page a user when a fax arrives, and faxes can be forwarded remotely, a handy feature to have when traveling.
While all of the functions are designed well, there is one weak spot: the scanner. The unit's scan quality is a little lacking, especially when scanning in color. This is particularly problematic as it affects other functions, such as faxing and copying, which rely on the scanner for functionality. Monochrome scanning is not as poor as color scanning, so it doesn't greatly affect these other functions as much, but copies and faxes would be a little sharper with a better scanner.
Brother MFC-8440 toner cartridges have a capacity of 3,300 pages, but a high-yield cartridge is available with a capacity of 6,500 pages. The Brother MFC-8440 toner high-yield cartridges are the more economical option, as they result in a lower cost per page, saving money in the long run. Print quality is very good. Text is very sharp and detailed, and small font sizes are readable. Some extremely small font sizes lose some of their detail and become unreadable, but this should not be a problem for average users.
Overall, the Brother MFC-8440 is a very good multifunction device with all the necessary features and even a few bonuses included. Somewhat poor scan quality is disappointing. If you also need color printing, the Brother MFC-9420 toner printer is the multi-function version.
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