As the "middle child" of its model line, the Brother MFC-8710DW multifunction laser printer makes a good compromise between the MFC-8510 and MFC-8910. It has faster speeds (up to 40 pages per minute) and a larger document feeder than the lower model, but lacks the duplex scanning and memory upgradeability of the higher model. Shared technology between models also helps to drive Brother MFC-8710DW printer toner prices down.
The standard functions are all here, including faxing, copying, scanning, and printing. An additional feature, PC Fax, allows users to send and receive faxes directly from their computer without an unnecessary walk to the machine. When users choose to make the trip to the MFC-8710, the control panel offers easy access to important functions and has clearly marked buttons for speed dial, a number keypad, and more. A front-mounted USB is great for plugging in a flash drive and printing a quick document or image.
While there is a single USB port for connecting to a computer, it is unlikely anyone will use it with both a wired ethernet port and support for 802.11n wireless. These options make setting it up for sharing a quick and easy process and extra like AirPrint technology and Google Cloud Print even allow smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to get in on the game.
Buyers can effectively choose how often they replace toners. The standard Brother MFC-8710DW toner cartridge comes with page yield of around 3,000 and the lowest price. Spend a bit more, however, and the high-yield Brother MFC-8710DW toner cartridges provide over 8,000 pages before they need to be replaced, for a much lower cost per page.
The MFC-8710DW is likely well worth the step up from its more basic sibling, and the extras of the higher model such as duplex scanning are probably not essential features for many buyers, so it is a great compromise. In addition to all of its great features, users get the benefit of economical Brother MFC-8710DW toner as well.
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