Brother HL-3140CW Earns 4 Stars

2013-10-18 08:18:28

Published on 2013-10-18 08:18:28

Brother's HL-3140CW machines has achieved a four star rating from a reviewer at PC Advisor.

Robin Morris described the machine as offering well-produced colour at a fast speed, but admitted it is expensive with regard to running costs. 

The writer claimed it offers a "tidy conglomerate" of the features rated highly in the current world of laser printers below £150, adding that it teams well-sized dimensions with an appealing colour scheme.

"Auto duplexing would have made it better, and we suspect a few offices will miss the presence of ethernet - although Wi-Fi and good connectivity otherwise offers compensation," the reviewer stated.

The writer added that the printer is a "fantastic buy" for users who have needs compatible with the system's strengths.

However, consumers are warned against using lots of colour ink, as this could see the running costs increase dramatically.

Therefore, using black for the majority of the time is advisable, saving colour for only the most important documents.


Brother MFC J825DW Deemed Unremarkable


The Brother MFC-J825DW printer has been described as unremarkable by a reviewer at

Simon Handby from the website explained that the system is one of the most fully-featured inkjet multi-function printers in the manufacturer's range, as it is capable of printing, scanning, copying and faxing.

However, Mr Handby described its performance as "unremarkable", explaining that scans were lacking detail and often appeared slightly blocky.

"With an impressive set of features and reasonable running costs, this MFP looks promising, but in reality it's no match for the Epson WorkForce WP-3540DTWF, which is cheaper to buy and run and produces better results," he noted.

Mr Handby went on to say that although the scanner has high speeds, these are not matched with quality.

While the MFC-J825DW printer came in for criticism, Brother's MFC-J4510DW machine has been awarded four stars in a recent review by PC Advisor.

Robin Morris from the website explained that its black and cream design and straightforward setup made it a great option for consumers.


Brother Unveils Business Smart MFC-J4510DW Printer


Brother has announced its new Business Smart MFC-J4510DW printer.

The hardware boasts a compact design and aims to deliver fast colour printing, while it also offers a touchscreen to make processes easy for consumers.

As well as this, the system's ink cartridges are stored in a little hatch in the lower right corner of the machine, while automatic two-sided printing removes the need to turn paper over manually.

Another key feature of the printer is its ability to print in both landscape and portrait format, with the company claiming that it can deliver 20 pages in black and white and 18 in colour per minute.

The Business Smart MFC-J4510DW arrives after Brother unveiled a number of label printers.

Its QL-700 series enables customers to print stamps directly from their desktop, courtesy of a free subscription to Pitney Bowes' SmartPostage solution.

The printer can also generate shipping labels and track packages via internet-connected computers.


Brother MFC J4510DW Collects Computer Shopper Award


Brother's MFC–J4510DW has been awarded with the Editor's Choice award by

The machine has been lauded for its ability to print ledger-size pages from a manual input tray on the back of the system, while the output quality has also been deemed as "pretty good", particularly when printing images and graphics.

"On the whole, we liked the MFC-J4510DW a bunch. Granted, its print quality with business documents is not quite laser-quality, but it’s definitely close enough for most business applications.

"Apart from that caveat, we had few quibbles with this printer. We recommend it and knighted it with our Editors' Choice award," William Harrel from the site noted. has also praised the machine, with David Stone from the website noting that the system has all the features that office workers require.

Mr Stone commended its automatic document feeder and Ethernet and Wi-Fi capabilities, adding that it could be the perfect fit for those who need to print tabloid-sized documents.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed

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