The Bottom Line
- Excellent print quality
- Easy to set up and built-in wireless networking
- Low price color LED all-in-one
- Manual duplexing
- Lots of paper curling
- Small LCD
- Color LED printer
- Manual duplex printing
- Fax, copier, scanner
- Up to 250-sheet input capacity
- Wired / wireless networking
- 802.11b/g Wireless, Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0
- Windows & Mac OS
Guide Review - Brother MFC-9320CW All-in-One Color LED Printer
The 9302CW has 802.11b/g wireless capability built in. Networking was pretty easy to set up, but the tiny black-on-yellow LCD screen (and the loud, irritating beep whenever a button is pushed) made the task a bit more irritating than absolutely necessary. That said, the printer connected to my protected wireless network on the first try.
Print speeds across a wireless network often suffer compared to a direct connection, but I didn't run into that problem with the 9320. A four-page PDF took 39 seconds to print, but 29 seconds of that was spent in warm up and in printing the first page. Once warmed up, the printer put out a four-page Word document in only 23 seconds, with the first page out in 14 seconds--that's about three seconds per page once it gets going, which is not too bad for a network printing job. Output quality is very good, "laser-like" as Brother insists. Pages came out somewhat curled when using cheap copy paper, so for important jobs invest extra in paper for laser printers.
The 9320 offers a fax, scanner, and copier, but it doesn't offer automatic duplexing (you can do it manually, which was a bit of a pain to do; but then again, no all-in-ones in this price range have built-in duplexers, at least at this point); though honestly, I'd prefer a built-in duplexer to a fax machine anytime. I can't remember the last time I really had to send a fax instead of simply attaching a document to an e-mail--a function that this printer does with remarkable quickness and, even better, with no configuration (I use Outlook).