Brother MFC-J6710dw Conclusion

April 26, 2011 by Sarah Meyer Reads (18,109)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 8
    • Print Quality
    • 5
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 6
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 6
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 6.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Energy tests
The Brother MFC-J6710dw is Energy Star qualified and I found during my tests that it uses an average to a below average amount of energy compared to other AIO inkjets in its class.

Warm-up is quick and the highest spike I saw during that 30 second period was around 21W of energy before dropping into ready mode where the MFC-J6170dw is pulling about 6W of energy.

When printing black and white documents in the standard print mode, the MFC-J6710dw pulls 19-25W of energy. When printing in color, the printer’s speeds drop, but so does the energy use to a range of 13-23W of energy.

When the MFC-J6710dw is sleeping (the LCD is dark), the energy use is quite low, around 3W.

PROS

  • A good array of business centric features
  • 3-year warranty
  • Front side USB port

CONS

  • Photo printing issues
  • Paper jams with thicker media

CONCLUSION
There are plenty of great things about the Brother MFC-J6710dw including a bevy of business features: a front side USB port, double paper trays, automatic duplexing, low energy use, extra high yield ink cartridges, 11.7 x 17 inch flatbed scanner and a 35-sheet ADF for $299.99.

And while I felt the MFC-J6710dw did a pretty good job with black and white printing, scanning, copying and faxing, I also believe that the lined photo printing and paper jams with thicker media could be a major setback for some businesses. My advice?  Make sure you weigh the pros and cons in regards to your business needs before purchasing the Brother MFC-J6710dw.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Brother MFC-J6710dw Professional Series Inkjet All-in-One printer is available now through the Brother website or authorized retailers for the estimated street price of $299.99.

Supplies and accessories are also available through the Brother online store. A set of Innobella High Yield ink cartridges (CMYK) with the combo pack is $66.48 while a set of the Super High Yield ink cartridges with the combo pack is $103.48.

The Brother MFC-J6710dw comes with an extended 3-year limited warranty.

 


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