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[Review]Brother MFC-L5900DW: Oh, Brother

[Review]Brother MFC-L5900DW: Oh, Brother


Laser Quality Text
If you’re looking for a constantly smooth and crisp printing for documents, the monochrome multifunction printer Brother MFC-L5900DW is your best bet. The printer certainly makes printing out a 30-page test document (i.e. my report) a breeze. The first printout seems to be fairly quick at 7 to 8 seconds, with the subsequent pages following suit right after without a hitch.

A Tad Disappointing
However, when it comes to printing out images, pictures and graphics, there were a lot of details lost when it is converted to monochrome. If you’re thinking of printing presentation slides in black and white, you may want to do a quick test print before proceeding with the lot. That said, in a traditional office setting, printing out images in monochrome isn’t a norm so this may not bother users much.

Connecting Woes
I had intended to connect the MFC-L5900DW to our office network through Wi-Fi, but due to some incompatibility with our router at the time, it was proving to be a challenge. I personally feel that to maximise its potential in bigger offices, technicians from Brother need to be the ones setting up the system. It is definitely not for small-to-medium businesses who want a plug-and-play kind of device.

Two in One
The MFC-L5900DW is able to do dual sided scanning in one pass, saving you time.

Deck the Printer
Like many business laser printers, you can customise the number of trays to your needs.


Price: RM2,999
Dimensions: 495 x 427 x 486 mm
Weight: 17.7kg
Technology: Monochrome Laser
Memory: 1 GB
Display: 3.7″ TFT Colour LCD
Function: Multifunction Centre with Print, scan, copy and fax. Fast print speed of 40ppm, Full Automatic 2-sided Monochrome laser with Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless connectivity and USB direct Printing
Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T, Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Value – 8
Performance – 8
Features – 8
Design – 8
Usability – 7

Score: 7.8

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