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Brother MFC-8520DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Brother MFC-8520DN. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas the paper handling and noise get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother MFC-8520DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Brother MFC-8520DN from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and size. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the paper handling.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Martyn Clayden (

Brother MFC-8520DN review


The Brother MFC-8520DN is the top-of-the-range model for smaller businesses and as with all of this current crop of Brother mono laser printers, it has a solid build (a weighty 16kg out the box) whilst still managing to be relatively compact, at 405 x...

Brother’s MFC-8520DN is fast, prints good quality text documents, is cost efficient and offers auto duplex for all four modes. Only its lack of Wi-Fi and touchscreen control keeps it from the must-have list.

Sep, 2012

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Brother MFC-8520DN mono 4-In-1 laser printer


an excellent all round office machine

a little complex to set up the network side

Apr, 2013

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