Brother always tries to satisfy buyers by unveiling quality printer at affordable prices. MFC-J870DW is their latest All in One Inkjet printer which comes at an affordable cost of $150. As an inkjet printer it offers a lot of features like printing, copying, faxing and scanning including CD, blu-ray or Disc labeling. Brother MFC-J870DW is NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled which means you can print through NFC enabled mobile devices like phone, tablets with the help of single tap. It comes with Touch Screen display. Features like Auto duplex printing ( both side printing) and Auto Document Feeder are embedded in this printer.
Like MFC J450DW, this printer also measures 16.1″ x 14.7″ x 7.1″, However, little bulkier than MFC-J450DW. Brother MFC-J870DW weighs around 20 pounds. Control panel is handy. User can tilt control panel according to his/her convenience. The control panel comes with two tone color scheme.
According to manufacturer, Brother MFC-J870DW prints of 12 pages per minute on average for black and white content and 10 pages per minute for colored content. The fast printing mode allows printing thrice of the average speed. Black color content can be printed as fast as 33 pages per minute and color content is printed at a speed of around 27 pages per minute. The print resolution goes as far as 6000 X 1200 dpi and it also supports borderless printing.
The input tray of this printer can hold 100 sheets of the normal plain paper and 4” X 6” photo paper can be feed through the bypass tray which can hold a maximum of 20 such pages. People whose printing needs are between 50-1000 pages per month can prefer this printer as their ideal fit.
Interestingly, you can print directly from your flash drives, media card reader. To support this feature there is media card slot as well as USB port. It also comes with Brother’s own PictBridge feature which allows you print photos directly from PictBridge enabled camera. Aside from this, Brother MFC-J870DW all in one printer supports Google cloud printing, Airprint ( for Apples devices), cortado workplace, thus it supports ranges of mobile devices.
Connectivity features include both wired and wirelessly . It supports USB 2.0 for wired connection and 802.11 b/g/n for wireless.
The faxing feature supports both black and white and color faxing, and the fax modem is of the standard speed of 14.4 Kbps. The best achievable transmission speed is 7 seconds. The fax memory is 200 pages which are more than sufficient for holding one weeks of fax message.
The scanner supports scanning up to a maximum of 19200 X 19200 dpi in interpolated mode and 1200 X 2400 dpi in optical mode. This printer supports scanning and mailing the document directly which is a handy feature.
All the features in MFC-J870DW like scanning, printing, faxing and copying supports both colored content and black and white content. The copying speed is 6 pages per minute and it supporting zooming out of content to minimum of 25% and zooming in up to 400%. The document feeder can feed up to 20 sheets automatically.
Pros of Brother MFC-J870DW
Auto Duplex feature
Cons of Brother MFC-J870DW
Printing cost is high