Brother MFC-J825dw Conclusion

September 21, 2011 by Sarah Meyer Reads (17,412)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 7
    • Print Quality
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.67
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

CONCLUSION
The Brother MFC-825dw blows the MFC-J6710dw out of the water in print quality, print reliability and price while continuing to offer plenty of features such as a touchscreen, front side USB port, automatic duplexing, web connected applications and built-in wireless.

The biggest concern I have is that Brother felt the need to advertise such inflated print speeds – I have never come across an inkjet printer priced under $200 that can actually print 25 ppm, let alone 35 ppm.  And the paper cassette was on the small side, a concern for businesses with a decent sized print flow.

Overall, I feel that the Brother MFC-J825dw could be an excellent addition to a home office or small workgroup but I’m still weary of recommending it to business or a medium sized workgroup due to a small paper capacity and average print speeds.

MFC-J825DW SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 4-in-1 inkjet: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 35 ppm in black and 27 ppm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 6000 x 1200 dpi
  • 3.3-inch touch screen w/ web connected apps
  • Front side USB w/ built-in memory card reader
  • Automatic duplexing
  • CD/DVD/Blu-ray print
  • Monthly duty cycle: 2500 sheets
  • Paper capacity: 100-sheet paper tray, 20-sheet photo tray
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wireless
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS
  • Energy Star certified
  • 2-year limited warranty

 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Brother MFC-J825dw is available now through Brother and authorized vendors for the suggested retail price of $149.99.

Brother includes a 2-year limited warranty with the MFC-J825dw, which is a nice feature since most manufacturers will charge you an additional fee for the second year.

 


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