Pros

  • Includes faxing capability
  • Built-in answering machine

Cons

  • Prints and faxes slowly

At A Glance

This unit neatly mixes Wi-Fi networking and an answering machine with its smooth scanning and printing functions.

Manufacturer’s Description

Flatbed color inkjet all-in-one MFC-845CW offers wireless networking, 5.8 GHZ cordless handset, 2.5 color LCD, photo printer and message center. Faxes a page in 6 seconds with a 14.4Kbps modem.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.brother-usa.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MFC845CW
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 3.8   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 14.25
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 18.69
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 18.5
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 50.37
Sports Action Shot (secs) 128.82
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 32.47
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.0
Overall Scan Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 38.57
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.1
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 13.3
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 206.12
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 28.13
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.8
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 67.98
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.5
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 16.39
One-Page Copy (secs) 28.4
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 18.58
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 33.83