Pros

  • Revolutionary and fast camera-based scanner
  • Web connectivity

Cons

  • Expensive purchase price
  • Standard-size inks are exceedingly costly

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MFC-9970CDW
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 5.00 "
Touchscreen Yes
Display Screen Type LCD
General Information
Manufacturer Brother Industries, Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number MFC-9970CDW
UPC Code 12502625131
Brand Name Brother
Product Name MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer
Marketing Information

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.

Product Model MFC-9970CDW
Product Type Laser Multifunction Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.brother-usa.com
Product Series MFC
Memory
Standard Memory 256 MB
Maximum Memory 512 MB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • 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
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Faxing
Fax Memory Capacity 500 pages
Fax Color Color
Physical Characteristics
Height 20.9"
Width 19.3"
Depth 20.7"
Weight (Approximate) 1004.8 oz
Color Gray
Form Factor Desktop
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Additional Warranty Information

On-site

Media Handling
Media Type Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond Paper, Label, Envelope, Glossy Paper
Maximum Input Media Capacity 800 sheets
Maximum Print Size Legal - 8.50" x 14.02"
Media Handling 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
Media 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
Standard Input Media Capacity 300 sheets
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2
Number of Input Trays Supported 3
Scanning
Optical Resolution 1200 dpi
Scanner Type Flatbed
Maximum Scan Size Legal - 8.50" x 14.02"
Color Depth 48-bit
Scan Color Color
Hardware Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
Interpolated Resolution 19200 x 19200 dpi
Power Description
Maximum Power Consumption 615 W
Standby Power Consumption 1.80 W
Technical Information
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 30
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 30
Color Cartridge Type Individual Color Cartridge
Duplex Printing Automatic
Maximum Print Resolution 2400 x 600 dpi
Print Color Color
Number of Colors 4
Multifunction Devices Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Reliability
Duty Cycle 60000 pages per month
Fonts & Emulation
Language Emulation PCL 6, BR-Script 3
Copier
Copier Type Flatbed
Maximum Document Enlargement 400%
Maximum Document Reduction 25%
Maximum Copy Resolution 1200 x 600 dpi
Number of Copies 99
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm) 30
Copy Color Color
Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm) 30

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Good
Scan quality: Text Good
Scan quality: Color photo Good
Scan quality: Line art Good
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 6.4   ppm
Print speed rating: Text Good
Print speed: Color photo 1.9   ppm
Print speed rating: Color photo Good
Copy speed 3.7   ppm
Copy speed rating Good

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