Brother MFC-7860dw Review

by Sarah Meyer Reads (18,408)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 6
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.33
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Quick print speeds
    • Good print quality
    • 35-sheet ADF
  • Cons

    • Occasional paper jams
    • No front side USB port

Following on the heels of CES, Brother made two major product announcements including the MFC-7000 Laser All-in-One series and the MFC-J6000 Inkjet All-in-One series.

We recently finished up our review of the MFC-J6710dw All-in-One, the mid-level inkjet from the MFC-J6000 series, so now we have turned our attention to the new MFC-7000 series, the “first in the category” to include both duplex printing and wireless connectivity in a model priced under $300.

So read our full review and find out if the MFC-7860dw is the right  MFP for your home office or business.


  • 4-in-1 monochrome laser: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 27 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 2400 x 600 dpi
  • 35-sheet ADF
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 10,000 pages
  • 32MB of memory
  • Paper capacity: 250-sheet paper tray, single sheet manual feed
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 1-year limited warranty


The Brother MFC-7860dw, design-wise, is sort of a cross between what we’ve seen from the MFC inkjets and the single function lasers. It’s got the all black exterior that we saw on both the MFC-J6710dw and the HL-2270dw with the figure of the MFC-J6710dw (large control panel, ADF) and the accents of the HL-2270dw (the glossy black manual feed slot, bottom grip on paper tray).

The dimensions of the MFC-7860dw come in at approximately 16 x 16 x 12 inches and weighs (without consumables) approximately 26 lbs.

The 35-sheet ADF rests atop the 48 bit flatbed scanner with an optical scan resolution up to 600 x 2400 dpi. The MFC-7860dw offers scan-to functionality and a free mobile device scanning application, the Brother iPrint&Scan.

The control panel runs along the front of the MFC-7860dw and features a back-lit LCD with three device quick keys, a four directional navigation, alpha-numeric key pad and four fax speed dial keys. The 100-sheet output bin is found directly beneath the control panel.

Lift under the control panel and then pull out on the side to reveal the inside of the machine and replace the single toner cartridge. Brother supplies a stanard capacity toner cartridge in the original packaging but users have the option of a high yield replacement.



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