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Stymied by slow print speeds, this Brother printer can't keep up with the competitionThis Brother multifunction printer is priced right, but ultimately gets bogged by slow print speeds and a handful of design flaws.
We really wanted to like this all-in-one printer by Brother. It's cheap and it doesn't take up too much space. But ultimately, it has more flaws than it's worth. This is Justin from CNET and today we're checking out the Brother MFC-J885DW printer. Judging by the spread of available models 150 bucks seems to be the sweet spot that small business and home offices wanna pay for an all-in-one-printer and the J885DW seems to include all the right features that you'd want to increase your productivity. It can obviously print out documents and photos, but it also has a built in flatbed scanner A copy machine with a stacked feeder on top, and a paper tray that can fit both standard size sheets of paper and four by six snapshot photo paper. There's also Wi-Fi built in for a wireless connection that let's you take advantage of printing from various Cloud based services. And you can even pair you NFC compatible phone to it using Brother's own iPrint&Scan app. So all that sounds great but the catch here is that the printer is really slow on the It lagged behind the competition in nearly all of our tests and enough to where you'll definitely notice longer wait times. Especially for longer documents and full color photos. The machine also has its share of design flaws too, the flimsy plastic trays feel like they're about to break at any second and it really doesn't feel like a $150 investment. You can read more details in my for review on CNET that also includes a list of shopping alternatives. To be sure to check that out but that's gonna do it for this video. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]