Brother MFC-J450DW Review


If you're looking for an all-in-one that includes a fax machine, consider this model. It's affordable, prints quickly, and has numerous online printing options.

The Brother MFC-J450DW (starting at $80, Amazon) is a machine that offers something for everyone, without getting into a triple-digit price tag. The wireless capabilities make it easy to set up, according to Brother MFC-J450DW reviews on Newegg. Users also appreciate the ability to scan and copy directly from the machine without using the computer. The automatic two-sided-printing feature is singled out by reviewers as a plus, as are the high-quality prints the machine makes. One potential negative: The plastic construction feels cheap to some buyers, according to reviews posted on the Office Depot website. On the plus side, other consumers tout the machine for taking up very little space and creating color prints with good, accurate colors.

Brother MFC-J450DW reviews at B&H comment on how fast the print speed is. The manufacturer claims the machine can print 33 black-and-white pages per minute and 27 color ppm. The print resolution is 6,000 x 1,200 dots per inch and the Brother MFC-J450DW has four inkwells. The 20-sheet automatic document feeder, PC-free copying capability, and, of course, the fax machine are standout features. The fax runs at a pace of seven seconds per page and has a 170-page memory. The printer supports Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, and users can also print from online storage services such as Google Drive, Microsoft's OneDrive, and Dropbox.

The Brother MFC-J450DW does a little bit of everything while remaining affordable. It's ideal for consumers looking for a long list of features, including a fax machine, in a budget model. The output isn't considered the highest quality, but it is acceptable for most home users, and the fast print speed helps make up for it.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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