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Brother 9840 Printer Review

The Brother 9840 is a multi function color printer ideal for a small office that needs a high quality color printer that can also function as a copier, scanner, and fax machine. With a monthly duty cycle of as much as 35,000 pages and recommended monthly print volume of 500 to 3000 pages, the Brother 9840 can easily handle the workload of a small office while still only measuring 20.9 inches wide, 21 inches deep and 20.5 inches high.

For connectivity, the Brother 9840 utilizes a high-speed USB cable, as well as a wired Ethernet connection and a phone cable for fax transmission. The USB cable for this printer can be purchased from an office supply or computer supply retailer. This multi-function printer is compatible with many major operating systems, including Windows XP professional, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.2.4 and later.

The Brother 9840 is capable of printing and copying in black and white and full color through the use of four Brother 9840 toner cartridges. These Brother MFC 9840 toner cartridges are available in black, magenta, yellow and cyan, and each have the capacity to print a large volume of pages at high quality. The black Brother 9840 toner cartridge that ships with the Brother 9840 is capable of printing as many as 2500 pages before needing to be replaced, while the magenta, yellow, and cyan toner cartridges are each capable of printing up to 1500 pages. In addition to a high page capacity from its toner cartridges, the Brother 9840 can support a page capacity of 250 sheets. Should you need a larger page capacity, the Brother 9840 can be upgraded to include an additional 500 sheet tray. This multifunction printer prints at a rate of 21 pages per minute for both black and white and full color prints and copies at a rate of 17 copies per minute. The integrated fax machine in the Brother 9840 transmits at a rate of 33.6 bps.

This printer prints with a maximum resolution of 2400 dpi by 600 dpi and comes with 128 MB or memory installed. The maximum memory of this printer can be upgraded to as much as 640 MB.

Overall specs:
•    Print Speed: 21 ppm color and monochrome
•    Paper Capacity: 250 sheets standard, upgradeable to 750 sheets
•    Memory: 128 MB standard
•    Resolution: 2400 dpi x 600 dpi
•    Connectivity: High speed USB
•    Duty Cycle: 35,000 pages/month
•    Measurements (WxDxH): 20.9 in x 21 in x 20.5 in

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