MFC-9840CDW

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MFC-J6920DW

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MFC-9840CDW

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MFC-7840W

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Pros
  • Includes duplexer, wireless connectivity, and an automatic document feeder
  • Speedy
  • High-quality scans and print output
  • Very fast
  • Good photo prints and text
  • Low ink costs
  • Excellent scanning features
  • Two-year warranty
Cons
  • Scanner software lacks options
  • Wireless printing setup is slightly tricky
  • Draft-mode prints show consistent banding
  • Graphics printed on plain paper look faded and gritty
At A Glance

With a massive A3-size scanner platen, excellent performance, decent output, and 500-sheet paper capacity, this inkjet MFP will make short work of office chores and do it on the cheap. But there are flaws.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MFC-9840CDW MFC-J6920DW MFC-9840CDW MFC-7840W

General Information

UPC Code 12502618744   12502618225  

Requirements

Operating System Compatibility   Macintosh OS X|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows 8|Microsoft Windows XP    

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces   USB    
Ethernet Type   10/100 Mbps    
Wireless connection   802.11b|802.11g|802.11n    
PictBridge   Yes    

Faxing

Fax page memory capacity   200.0    

Dimensions

Width   21.0  inches    
Depth   17.0  inches    
Height   12.2  inches    
Weight   36.4  pounds    

Warranty

Warranty information   2 Year    

Media Handling

Standard Number of Input Trays   2.0    
Standard Input Sheet Capacity   500    
Optional Trays Available   0.0    
Manual Feed Slot   1.0    
Automatic Duplexer   Standard    
Media Sizes Accepted   Tabloid  inches    
Paper Handling Support   Envelopes|Labels    
Automatic Document Feeder   1.0    
ADF Sheet Capacity   35.0    

Storage Media

Memory stick   Yes    
SD card   Yes    

Scanning

Scanner Type   Flatbed with ADF    

Platform Support

Printer languages supported   GDI/Host-based    

Printer Type

Number of Colors   4.0    
Colors Available   Cyan|K (Black)|Magenta|Yellow    

Vendor Rated Speeds

Monochrome print speed   22.0   ppm    
Color print speed   20.0   ppm    

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)

Print quality: Text

  Very Good    
Print quality: Color photo

  Good    
Print quality:PDF

  Good    
Scan quality: Text

  Very Good    
Scan quality: Color photo

  Fair    
Scan quality: Line art

  Good    
Copy quality

  Good    

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

  13.7    
Print speed rating: Text

  Superior    
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

  0.5    
Print speed rating: Color photo

  Good    
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

  1.2    
Print speed rating: PDF

  Good    
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

  32.8    
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

  46.7    
Scan speed rating

  Very Good