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Brother MFC-7460DN

*Est. $225
Reviewed
March 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Brother MFC-7460DN

Pros
  • Good features for office use
  • Excellent text and scan quality
  • Very fast
Cons
  • Noisy
  • So-so graphics quality

Bottom line

The Brother MFC-7460DN is a monochrome laser multifunction printer that reviewers say does a good job with printing, scanning and copying. It includes a range of features that are handy for office use, and it produces excellent quality text at a respectable speed. Several reviewers enthuse about the low cost of running this printer.

Ease of use

Good but basic functionality. Reviewers find little to grouse about when it comes to the Brother MFC-7460DN. Paper handling is fairly robust, including an ample 250 sheet paper tray, a single-sheet manual feed slot and a built-in duplexer for automatic double-sided printing. However, PCMag.com complains that there are no available paper-handling upgrades, such as an extra or higher-capacity paper tray. The multifunction printer (MFP) lacks a preview screen, but the LCD control panel is logically laid out, says TrustedReviews.com. That site's Simon Williams adds that the two-part cartridge system (separate toner and drum) makes maintenance easy. Some conveniences found in other multifunction printers are missing -- most notably Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless networking.

Performance

Great for busy offices. The Brother MFC-7460DN's speed and low cost -- plus its copying, scanning and faxing abilities -- make it ideal for busy offices that don't need color printing. Reviews show that the MFC-7460DN printer is fast (about 24 pages per minute, or 12 in duplex mode) and produces excellent-quality text, although its graphics quality is only so-so. Scan quality is good, but one reviewer says the scanner is a pain to use. This printer has very low paper and toner costs; one source estimates them at a mere $2.90 a month. The MFC-7460DN has about 160 reviews at Amazon.com, most of which are 4- or 5-star ratings.

Features

Good office features but no Wi-Fi. The Brother MFC-7460DN offers a variety of handy features for business users: a built-in fax, a 35-page auto document feeder for scanning and copying lengthy documents, a 250-sheet paper tray (which holds letter or legal size paper) and automatic duplexing. It can connect to a network through Ethernet, but not wirelessly. This laser multifunction printer also lacks features for photo printing, such as memory card and PictBridge compatibility.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

The ConsumerReports.org website includes ratings for lots of inkjet multifunction printers. The Brother MFC-7460DN multifunction printer receives scores for photo, text, graphics, scan and copy quality.

Review: Brother MFC-7460DN, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

2. PCMag.com

Reviewer M. David Stone gives the Brother MFC-7460DN a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Although he finds its speed and text quality merely average, he does say that the MFP "offers an attractive balance of speed, output quality, size, paper handling and functions."

Review: Brother MFC-7460DN, M. David Stone, July 1, 2011

3. TrustedReviews.com

On this U.K. site, Simon Williams gives high marks to the Brother MFC-7460DN, citing its easy maintenance and two-part cartridge as well as its "logically laid out" control panel. He states that the quality of prints is very good, as are the greyscale graphics. However, there is no USB socket on the front of the printer and Wi-Fi connectivity is not available.

Review: Brother MFC-7460DN Review, Simon Williams, Jan. 4, 2012

4. Amazon.com

The Brother MFC-7460DN receives about 160 reviews at Amazon.com, and most award the printer at least 4 stars out of a possible 5. Nearly all the reviews cite the printer's speed and paper handling as its best features. Noise is a downside, even among those who otherwise are pleased.

Review: Brother MFC7460DN Ethernet Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2014

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