Brother MFC 9330CDW Collects Three Stars
The Brother MFC-9330CDW has picked up three stars from a reviewer at PCMag.
Tony Hoffman from the website explained that the machine boasts a respectable speed, includes a port for a USB thumb drive and an auto-duplexer.
However, Mr Hoffman also pinpointed a number of weaknesses in the model, including graphics and photo quality that are below the expected standard.
"The Brother MFC-9330CDW is a capable small-office color laser-class MFP with decent speed, though it's outclassed by the Brother MFC-9340CDW, which has the same estimated street price but adds the duplexing ADF. It is best for a small office that does mostly text printing and needs occasional color," he explained.
He also stated that the MFC 9330CDW is faster than the Brother MFC-9340CDW, even though both of their rated speeds are identical.
Consumers should ensure they properly explore the market before they finalise on a particular model, as there are many factors to consider, including running costs and output speed
Brother Unveils New Line Of Smart Printers
Brother has revealed a new line of smart printers which it says will provide a solution for small businesses looking to keep quality high while reducing costs.
The new MFC-9000 desktop printers are a compact size, at around two-feet square, and can print up to 23 colour pages per minute, at a high resolution of 600 x 2400 dpi, which the manufacturer claims will meet the requirements of most small businesses.
Furthermore, the printers also offer an all-in-one solution, so faxing, scanning and copying can all be carried out, and the machines can hold up to 250 sheets of paper at one time.
In addition, the models include a 3.7-inch colour touchscreen display, from which users can access social media and file-sharing accounts to print directly from the likes of Facebook and, Flickr, while the the ability to print directly from a smartphone will be attractive to those who are frequently on the move, Brother says.
Brother HL-5370DWT Laser Printer Review
The Brother HL-5370DWT Monochrome Laser Printer could be an option for homes that need large volume high-quality document printing. Although home users usually gravitate towards mutli-function inkjet printers; if your household prints mostly black and white documents, then a monochrome laser printer such as the Brother HL-5370DWT may suit your needs more, and make more economic sense int he long run.
At a price range of about £210, the HL-5370DWT may be expensive compared to most inkjet printers, but is considered very affordable compared to other models in its class. Good features of the laser printer include an automatic duplexer and a 150-sheet output tray.
For a laser printer, the HL-5370DWT is on the slow side, according to a review by PC World. Their print speed tests showed speeds of 26 ppm for text and 5.8 ppm for graphics, much slower than the printers manufacturer rated speed of 32 ppm. The multipurpose tray's plastic parts are flimsy, with paper guides that clatter when you push them in.
A few things about the Brother HL-5370DWT are bad, such as the slowness and rattly components. This makes the printer feel cheap in the wrong way. The printer's economy and versatility, however, make it an excellent all-around choice for the price.
Brother Printers Star In New Johnny Depp Film
If you managed to drag your eyes away from A-list stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, you may have noticed that their new film The Tourist features an interesting cameo appearance - by two Brother printers.
Apparently if you look hard enough you'll be able to spot both the HL-4040CN and MFC-7440N printers pop up in the recent blockbuster, the firm says.
The machines can be seen during a scene set in a Scotland Yard office, filmed in Venice, Italy.
The Tourist stars Depp as Frank, an American tourist, and Jolie as Elise, who is being tracked by the police.
But don't worry if you think the printers just happened to be there while the cameras were rolling – there's a money shot: the HL-4040CN gets a chance to whir into action when Paul Bettany, who plays police inspector John Acheson, prints out an "important" document in his race to catch the outlaw couple.
It wasn't accidental - Brother Italy was approached by the film's production company to supply the laser printers on order to give the scene a realistic look.
Printers seem to be gaining a new found celebrity status. Lady Gaga recently rolled up to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to promote a new Polaroid mobile printer. Whatever next?
Posted by Johnny McMaster.