Brother MFC-J825dw Review: First Look

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Brother introduced four new all-in-one inkjet models targeted at small office, home office market a few weeks ago just in time for the back to school frenzy.

Today, we’ll be taking a hands-on first look at the flagship model of the new series, the MFC-J825dw. The MFC-J825dw is a 4-in-1 device with print, scan, copy and fax capability with print speeds up to 35 ppm, automatic duplexing, CD/DVD/Blu-ray printing, web-connected applications, 3.3-inch color touchscreen and built-in memory card reader.

So take a look at  our rundown of specs, build and design as well as plenty of photos from our lab and check back soon for our full review!

The MFC-J825dw design is unique in that it pulls different features from past models into a newly designed box done in a sleek, glossy black. It’s compact and lightweight with approximate dimensions of 16 x 15 x 7 inches and weigh in just over 20 lbs with no consumables.

The 20-sheet ADF is recessed into the scan lid giving it that sleek look but still allowing customers to copy, scan and fax multi-page documents up to 8.5 x 14 inches.

The 48-bit flatbed scanner can handle documents up to 8.5 x 11.7 inches with an optical scan resolution up to 2400 x 2400 dpi. Brother includes several “scan-to” features such as email, image, OCR, media cards, file and USB flash drive.

The control panel is centered on the 3.3-inch adjustable color touchscreen LCD with four device quick keys and an alpha-numeric key page flanking the LCD on the left and right sides, respectively.

Beneath the control panel, you’ll find the front side USB port and built-in memory card reader. Compatible media includes: SD, SDHC, MemoryStick, MemoryStick Pro, MemoryStick Pro Duo, PictBridge Interface and USB Flash Memory Drive.

The CD/DVD/Blu-ray print slot is also found in this area, look for the small CD icon. The removable print tray is stored separately.



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