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MFC-8870DW

Wireless Laser All-in-One with Duplex

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Overview
Overview

The MFC-8870DW is the flagship model of the Brother laser Multi-Function Center® product line and leaves nothing to be desired for your small-to-medium sized business or workgroup. Includes built-in (802.11b/g) wireless and (Ethernet) network interfaces‡ plus automatic duplexing (2-sided) for printing, copying, faxing and scanning‡ - all making this the optimal solution for any office.

Main Features
  • High-speed printing and copying. Experience impressive print and copy speeds of up to 30 pages per minute. Produce professional-looking documents at up to 1200x1200 dpi.
  • Wireless, Ethernet, USB and parallel interfaces‡. You can print, scan or send faxes wirelessly as well as the option to install the MFC on a wired network or to connect locally to a single computer via USB or Parallel.
  • Automatic duplex (2-sided) capability. Copy or scan‡ both sides of an original document to either print or store the scan as two single-sided pages or as a single two-sided page. Or, you can copy or scan‡ two single-sided documents and produce a copy or store a scan as a single two-sided page.
  • High yield toner cartridge‡. You get more for your money while lowering your cost per page.
  • Large, expandable paper capacity. Features a 250-sheet paper tray adjustable for letter or legal size paper, a 50-sheet multi-purpose tray plus an optional 2nd 250-sheet paper tray‡ to increase your total paper capacity to 550 sheets.
  • Flatbed color scanning. Scan documents directly to your e-mail application or to a single PDF file using the ADF at up to 19200x19200 dpi (interpolated).
  • Legal-size document glass. Ample room for placing documents on the platen for scanning or copying up to legal-size documents.
  • 50-page auto document feeder‡. A quick and easy way to copy, fax or scan multi-page documents.
  • Brother™ iPrint&Scan. Free app download for wireless printing (JPEG, PDF, web page & e-mail) and scanning to your Apple®, Android™ or Windows® Phone 7 (JPEG only) mobile device‡.
Conditions
Conditions for the MFC-8870DW
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡
Approx. toner yield based on 5% page coverage (letter). Drum yields are an approximate rating and may vary by the type of use.
Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb paper.
Best Transmission Speed (sec)‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready‡
Check with local phone company for service availability.
Duplex Copying‡
Max. letter size paper for ADF duplex copy.
Duplex Scanning‡
Max. letter size paper for ADF duplex scan.
Emulation(s)
BR-Script3 is PostScript®3™ compatible
Fax Page Memory‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡
Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.
Optional Memory (MB)
Additional purchase required.
Optional Paper Capacity (sheets)
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb. (bond) paper. Additional purchase required.
Quick Scan (Memory Transmission)‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡
The recommended range of monthly printed pages to achieve the best possible performance and printer life. Printers are intended to handle occasional usage beyond this range with little or no effect. Consistently printing above the recommended print volume, however, may adversely affect the print quality or life of the machine. It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb paper.
System Requirements
  MFC-8870DW Supported PC Software Functions
Computer Platform & Operating System Supported Functions Interface
Windows® Windows® 98, 98SE Printing, PC Fax3, Scanning4 Parallel, USB, Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g
Windows® Me Printing, PC Fax3, Scanning4 Parallel, USB, Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g
Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 Printing, PC Fax3, Scanning4 Parallel, Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g5
Windows® 2000 Professional Printing, PC Fax3, Scanning4 Parallel, USB, Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g
Windows® XP Home1, Windows® XP Professional1 Printing, PC Fax3, Scanning4 Parallel, USB, Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition1 Printing, PC Fax3, Scanning4 Parallel, USB, Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g5
Windows Vista® Printing, PC Fax, Scanning1 Parallel, USB, Ethernet
Mac® MaC OS® 9.1 - 9.2 Printing, PC Fax send, Scanning2 USB6,Ethernet
Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater Printing, PC Fax send, Scanning2 USB6, Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g
  1. For WIA 1200x1200 resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200x19200 dpi.
  2. Dedicated "Scan to" key functions only in the Mac OS® 10.2.4 or greater.
  3. Network PC Fax Receive not supported in Windows NT® 4.0.
  4. Network Scanning not supported in Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 and Mac OS® 9.1-9.2 (Scan to E-mail Server and FTP are supported).
  5. For Wireless support on Windows Professional x64bit Edition and NT® Workstation 4.0, please visit http://solutions.brother.com.
  6. Third party USB ports are not supported.
  MFC-8870DW Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Processor Speed Minimum RAM Recommended RAM Available Hard Disk Space
Windows® Windows® 98, 98SE Intel® Pentium®II or equivalent 24MB 128MB 90MB
Windows® Me 32MB 128MB 90MB
Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 64MB 256MB 90MB
Windows® 2000 Professional 64MB 256MB 90MB
Windows® XP Home Windows® XP Professional 128MB 256MB 150MB
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition AMD Opteron AMD Athlon 64 Intel® Xeon with Intel® EM64T Intel® Pentium®4 with Intel® EM64T 256MB 512MB 150MB
Windows Vista® Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit supported CPU 512MB 1GB 1GB
Mac® Mac OS® 9.1 - 9.2 All base models meet minimum requirements 64MB 80MB
Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater All base models meet minimum requirements 128MB 160MB 80MB
 
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