Brother MFC-9160 Printer Review
As a laser printer, copier, and scanner in one, the Brother MFC-9160 can consolidate a lot of functionality into a fairly compact space, perfect for the home office or personal user in a small office. Its speeds are a little on the slow side, at only 10 pages per minute, but its low price and affordable Brother MFC-9160 printer toner make it a great solution for small budgets.
The somewhat squat-looking design of the MFC-9160 may not be the most aesthetically-appealing in its class, but the fact that it measures only 13.9 inches high and still incorporates both a flatbed scanner and automatic document feeder is impressive. Its footprint is only 18.1x18 inches as well, with a weight of 24.3 pounds that will make it easy to move.
Both Mac and Windows systems are supported, and the device connects via parallel or USB cable. Though it lacks networking capabilities, its limited capacities wouldn't be well-suited to such an environment anyway. Its input paper capacity is only 200 pages, and the document feeder holds just 30 pages. Lack of color printing could be a minor drawback for some, and the maximum resolution of 600 dpi doesn't provide the sharpest output in its class.
The cylindrical design of Brother MFC-9160 toner cartridge makes them easy to replace and store, and makes inserting toners incorrectly much less likely. Each Brother MFC-9160 toner cartridge can provide a yield of up to 2,200 pages, for a very low cost per page. Users can even opt for compatible Brother MFC-9160 toner supplies to keep costs down.
While it may lack color output and its capacities are limited, the compact size of the MFC-9160 and its impressive feature set make it a worthy contender for light-duty personal use. Its low operating costs make it one of the most affordable solutions on the market for an individual user.