WorkForce 840 All-in-One Printer

Remove

Epson WorkForce 840 Multifunction Printer

Remove

Brother MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer

Remove

HP Officejet 6500A E710N Multifunction Printer

Remove
Price Best Price: $290.00
Best Price: $538.00
Pros
  • Generous 500-page paper capacity
  • Fast at default settings on plain paper
  • Inexpensive inks
  • Convoluted network scanning setup
  • Superior text output
  • Very fast
  • Revolutionary and fast camera-based scanner
  • Web connectivity
  • Sleek, decorative profile
  • Automatic duplexing is standard
  • AirPrint compatible
Cons
  • No control-panel-to-PC scanning via Wi-Fi
  • Mediocre graphics and scan quality
  • Standard-size inks are exceedingly costly
  • Slow performance
  • Pricey inks
At A Glance

Workgroups will like this model’s speed and paper handling, but its output quality and ease of use can be disappointing.

The 'wow' factor of the Genesis printer's vertical profile and camera-based scanner compensates somewhat for the pricey inks.

Built for style rather than efficiency, this multifunction printer operates adequately but expensively.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number C11CA97201 91669401 MFC-9970CDW CN517A#B1H

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
PictBridge Yes Yes    

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 3.30  " 3.50  " 5.00  " 2.40  "
Display Screen Type LCD LCD LCD LCD
Touchscreen     Yes Yes

General Information

Manufacturer Brother Industries, Ltd Epson Corporation Brother Industries, Ltd Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number MFC-J6710DW C11CA97201 MFC-9970CDW CN557A#B1H
UPC Code 12502626633 10343878785 12502625131 885631243077
Brand Name Brother Epson Brother HP
Product Name MFC-J6710DW Multifunction Printer WorkForce 840 Multifunction Printer MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer Officejet 6500A E710N Multifunction Printer
Marketing Information

Multifunction inkjet printer offers printing, auto duplex printing and scanning up to 11" x 17" as well as borderless printing. Print 35 black/white pages per minute and 28 color pages per minute with 6000 x 1200 dpi. The 3.3" wide-screen color LCD allows you to easily navigate through menu options and offers access to help information. MFC-J6710DW printer also features direct USB flash connection, legal-size platen, Ethernet and wireless connectors, 33.6Kbps fax, 64MB memory, two 250-sheet input trays, 35-sheet auto document feeder, media card slots, and 25 to 400 percent copy scaling. Energy Star qualified.

The World's Fastest All-in-One, the WorkForce 840 delivers high-speed, automatic, two-sided color printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Keep your business running at full speed. Load paper less often with a 500-sheet paper capacity. Extra High-capacity Black ink cartridges produce about 2x more prints per cartridge. Forget about waiting for ink to dry - this all-in-one uses instant-dry DURABrite Ultra Ink. Built to perform, the WorkForce 840 can be shared wirelessly with multiple PCs on your network, using Easy Epson Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and, it prints directly from an iPhone, BlackBerry or other mobile devices. The WorkForce 840 surpasses the competition in quality, speed and performance and is the top-of-the-line, high productivity all-in-one for the busy small office.

MFC-9970CDW Color Laser All-in-one offers wireless networking and automatic duplexing for two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Print and copy 30 pages per minute in color and black with 2400 x 600 dpi. First page is out in less than 16 pages. Copy scaling ranges from 25 to 400 percent. 33.6Kpbs fax sends a page in 2.5 seconds. Multifunction printer also features USB direct connector, 5" color touch panel display, legal-size platen glass, 256MB memory, 250-sheet input tray, 50-sheet multipurpose tray and 35-sheet auto document feeder. Interface includes Ethernet and wireless connectors. Energy Star qualified.

Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-In-One Printer also offers faxing, scanning, copying, duplex printing, and printing from a mobile device, using HP ePrint. Use business apps and the easy-to-use 2.36" color graphic touch-screen LCD to print from the Web without a PC. Connect to your network wirelessly or with built-in Ethernet, or to your PC with Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Print 32 black/white pages per minute with up to 600 dpi and 31 color pages per minute with up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi. Copy speed matches print speed. Copy function also offers 25 to 400 percent copy scaling and multicopying up to 100 copies. 24-bit flatbed scanner includes optical scan resolution of 4800 dpi and 8-1/2" x 14" maximum scan size via the auto document feeder. Printer also features a 250-sheet input tray, 35-sheet automatic document feeder, borderless printing, memory slots, 33.6Kpbs fax modem, 100-page fax memory, and 100 speed-dial numbers. Energy Star qualified.

Product Model MFC-J6710DW 840 MFC-9970CDW E710N
Product Type Inkjet Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer Laser Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.brother-usa.com http://www.epson.com http://www.brother-usa.com http://www.hp.com
Product Series MFC   MFC 6500
Product Line   WorkForce   Officejet

Memory

Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MMCplus, MMC CompactFlash (CF), Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick MagicGate, Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MMC, MMCplus, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M, xD-Picture Card Type M+   Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MMC, Secure Multimedia, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Standard Memory 64 MB   256 MB 64 MB
Memory Card Slot Yes Yes   Yes
Maximum Memory     512 MB 64 MB
Memory Technology     DDR2 SDRAM  

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • MFC-J6710DW Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User's Manual
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Telephone Line Cord
  • WorkForce 840 Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Instruction Manual
  • CD-ROM Containing Drivers and Bonus Software
  • Free Sample Paper Pack
  • Telephone Cord
  • Power Cable
    • MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer
    • 1 x Black Toner Cartridge
    • 1 x Cyan Toner Cartridge
    • 1 x Magenta Toner Cartridge
    • 1 x Yellow Toner Cartridge
    • Drum Unit
    • Installation CD-ROM
    • AC Power Cord
    • Quick Setup Guide
    • Basic User's Guide
    • Officejet 6500A E710N Multifunction Printer
    • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
    • Setup Poster
    • Getting Started Guide
    • Software CD
    • Power Adapter
    • Power Cord
    • Phone Cord
    • Automated Duplex Printing Unit

    Network & Communication

    Wireless LAN Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n IEEE 802.11b/g/n IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet Ethernet
    Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Faxing

    Fax Memory Capacity 400 pages 180 pages 500 pages 100 pages
    Fax Color Color Color Color Color
    Maximum Fax Resolution       300 x 300 dpi

    Physical Characteristics

    Height 13.0" 12.0" 20.9" 10.0"
    Width 21.3" 17.6" 19.3" 18.8"
    Depth 19.3" 22.3" 20.7" 17.7"
    Weight (Approximate) 641.6  oz 352.0  oz 1004.8  oz 290.4  oz
    Color Black   Gray Black
    Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty 3 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
    Additional Warranty Information    

    On-site

     

    Media Handling

    Media Type Inkjet Paper, Plain Paper, Glossy Paper, Photo Paper, Transparency, Envelope Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Premium Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Presentation Paper, Matte Paper, Matte Scrapbook Paper, Bond Paper, Air Mail Paper, Envelope Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond Paper, Label, Envelope, Glossy Paper Plain Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Card Stock, Photo Paper, Bright White Paper, Premium Paper, Presentation Paper, Matte Paper, Inkjet Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Iron-on Transfer, Photo Card, Special Media, Greeting Card, Brochure Paper, Flyer Paper, Hagaki Card
    Maximum Input Media Capacity 500 sheets 500 sheets 800 sheets 250 sheets
    Maximum Print Size Ledger - 11" x 17" - 8.50" x 44" Legal - 8.50" x 14.02" Legal - 8.50" x 14.02"
    Borderless Printing Yes     Yes
    Media Handling 1 x Manual Feed Slot 1 Sheet, 2 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 50 Sheet, 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 35 Sheet 2 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 50 Sheet, 1 x Multipurpose Tray 50 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Output Bin 150 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 1 Sheet 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 35 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 50 Sheet
    Media Size Letter - 8.50" x 11", Legal - 8.50" x 14", Ledger - 11" x 17", Executive - 10.50" x 7.25", C5 Envelope - 3.37" x 9", Com10 Envelope - 4.80" x 9.50", DL Envelope - 4.30" x 8.60", Monarch Envelope, JE4 Envelope, A3 - 11.70" x 16.50", A4 - 8.30" x 11.70", A5 - 5.80" x 8.30", 3.50" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 5" x 8" A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", B5 - 6.93" x 9.84", Half-letter, Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", 3.50" x 44", 8.50" x 44", 4" x 6", 8.50" x 14.02", 3.50" x 5", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.50" x 11", Custom Size A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", B6 - 4.92" x 6.93", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Folio - 8.27" x 12.99", Custom Size Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Statement - 8.50" x 5.51", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", 3" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 5" x 8", 4" x 10", 4" x 11", 4" x 12", 8" x 10", Envelope No. 10, Monarch Envelope, DL Envelope - 4.33" x 8.66"
    Standard Input Media Capacity 500 sheets 500 sheets 300 sheets 250 sheets
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2 2 2 1
    Number of Input Trays Supported 2 2 3 1

    Scanning

    Optical Resolution 2400 dpi 2400 dpi 1200 dpi 4800 dpi
    Scanner Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed
    Color Depth 48-bit 48-bit 48-bit 48-bit
    Scan Color Color Color Color Color
    Hardware Resolution 2400 x 2400 dpi 1200 x 2400 dpi 1200 x 2400 dpi 4800 x 4800 dpi
    Interpolated Resolution 19200 x 19200 dpi 9600 x 9600 dpi 19200 x 19200 dpi 4800 dpi
    Maximum Scan Size     Legal - 8.50" x 14.02" 8.50" x 14"
    Grayscale Depth       8-bit

    Power Description

    Operating Power Consumption 26 W 16 W   36.60 W
    Standby Power Consumption 3.50 W   1.80 W 5.50 W
    Off-Mode Power Consumption   200 mW   400 mW
    Maximum Power Consumption     615 W 50 W

    Technical Information

    Platform Supported PC, Mac Mac, PC PC, Mac Mac, PC
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 35   30 32
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 27   30 31
    Color Cartridge Type Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge
    Duplex Printing Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
    Maximum Print Resolution 1200 x 6000 dpi 5760 x 1440 dpi 2400 x 600 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Print Color Color Color Color Color
    ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm) 12 15   10
    ISO Color Print Speed (ppm) 10 9.3   7
    Number of Colors 4 4 4 4
    Multifunction Devices Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
    Maximum Photo Print Speed       17 Second

    Reliability

    Duty Cycle 5000 pages per month   60000 pages per month 7000 pages per month

    Fonts & Emulation

    Language Emulation GDI Epson ESC/P Raster PCL 6, BR-Script 3 PCL 3 GUI

    Copier

    Copier Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed
    Maximum Document Enlargement 400% 400% 400% 400%
    ISO Mono Copy Speed (ipm) 6      
    Maximum Document Reduction 25% 25% 25% 25%
    Number of Copies 99 99 99 100
    Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm) 23   30 32
    Copy Color Color Color Color Color
    ISO Color Copy Speed (ipm) 6      
    Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm) 20   30 31
    Maximum Copy Resolution     1200 x 600 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi

    Storage

    Flash Memory       2 MB

    Performance

    Macworld Labs (Quality)

    Print quality: Text

    Good Superior Very Good Very Good
    Print quality: Color photo

    Very Good Good Superior Good
    Print quality:PDF

    Superior Good Good Very Good
    Scan quality: Color photo

    Very Good Good Good Very Good
    Scan quality: Line art

    Good Good Good Very Good
    Copy quality

    Very Good Good Good Good

    Macworld Labs (Speed)

    Print speed: Text

    ppm

    11.1 15.4 3.9 4.6
    Print speed rating: Text

    Superior      
    Print speed: Color photo

    seconds for 8X10 photo

    152.67 56.01 78.38 184.39
    Print speed rating: Color photo

    Good      
    Print speed: PDF

    seconds for 4-page PDF

    135.35 56.83 132.23 258.35
    Print speed rating: PDF

    Very Good      
    Scan speed 1

    seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

    46.6 33.3 8.5 73.3
    Scan speed 2

    seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

    92.5 26.3 6.4 147.9
    Scan speed rating

    Good