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Brother MFC-J1010DW Review

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The Brother MFC-J1010DW delivers good value for money to families and students with its low purchase price and high printing quality. But its low page yield and high running costs make it a poor option if you print often.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2022, the Brother MFC-J1010DW is an all-in-one color inkjet printer that supports faxing, scanning, photocopying, and printing. It has an input tray capacity of 150 pages and an output tray capacity of 50 pages, supports automatic duplex printing, and has a 1.8” color display but no touchscreen functionality.

Along with WiFi connectivity, the printer supports WiFi Direct, Apple AirPrint, and Mopria, and there is Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for wired connectivity but no Ethernet port or external storage support. It is also compatible with the Brother Mobile Connect app and, like the best printers, enables scanning to and printing from popular Cloud services like Google Drive, OneNote, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Evernote.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The Brother MFC-J1010DW is a satisfactory, ultra-budget printer for businesses or families. Its stunning 1200 x 6000 DPI resolution delivers detailed prints, while the 1200 DPI scan resolution makes scanned text look clear and sharp. Its running costs are high at 5.7 cents/page, and the page yield is low (228 black and 137 color), but it shouldn’t be a problem if your printing needs are minimal.

The 15.225 PPM black-only print speed is average, ranking in the middle of our certified, tested list, while the 4.475 PPM color print speed is slow and ranks in the bottom third of the same list. Colors are averagely accurate and acceptable (6.7 dE), but there are visible differences. Although you get auto duplex printing, connectivity options are slightly limited.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High print quality
    • The Brother MFC-J1010DW is a satisfactory printer for families and small businesses with minimal printing requirements.

    • The 1200 x 6000 DPI print resolution is stunning and delivers precise prints with tiny details looking clear

  • Great scan quality
    • The 1200 DPI scan resolution ensures the captured text appears sharp. Although scanned colors are saturated, they look good.

Reason to Avoid

  • High running costs
    • This printer’s high running cost of 5.7 cents per page is among the most expensive in our certified, tested list. Printing often will be costly.

  • Average printing speeds
    • The 15.225 PPM black-only printing speed is average, ranking in the middle of our verified, tested printers.

    • The 4.475 PPM color printing speed is subpar and ranks in the bottom third of our certified, tested list.

  • Limited connectivity
    • The printer lacks an Ethernet port and external storage support, limiting its connectivity.

Brother MFC-J1010DW Specs

Automatic Document FeederAutomatic Document FeederYes
Automatic Two-Sided PrintingAutomatic Two-Sided PrintingYes
Copier Resolution (B&W)Copier Resolution (B&W)Up to 1200 x 1200
Copier Resolution (Color)Copier Resolution (Color)1200 x 1200 dpi
DepthDepth13.5"
Duplex Scan FunctionDuplex Scan FunctionNo
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HeightHeight15.7"
Integrated FaxIntegrated FaxYes
Max Number of CopiesMax Number of Copies
Max Paper WidthMax Paper Width14"
Mobile PrintingMobile PrintingYes
Number of Ink Cartridges RequiredNumber of Ink Cartridges Required4
Paper FeederPaper FeederCassette tray
Print Speed (B&W)Print Speed (B&W)17 ppm
Print Speed (Color)Print Speed (Color)9.5 ppn
Printer Resolution (B&W)Printer Resolution (B&W)
Printer Resolution (Color)Printer Resolution (Color)Up to 1200 x 600
Printer TypePrinter TypeAll In One, Copier, Printer, Scanner
Scanner ResolutionScanner ResolutionUp to 1200 x 2400
Scanner TypeScanner TypeFlatbed, Sheetfed
Tray CapacityTray Capacity150
WidthWidth13.5"
WirelessWirelessYes

All Specs

Test Results

B&W Print Speed (ppm)15.225
Color Print Speed (ppm)4.475
B&W Printing Costs (¢ per page)5.7
Color Printing Costs (¢ per page)20.9
Color Accuracy (dE)6.7

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Market Context

Released in 2022, the Brother MFC-J1010DW is an all-in-one color inkjet printer that supports faxing, scanning, photocopying, and printing. It has an input tray capacity…

Released in 2022, the Brother MFC-J1010DW is an all-in-one color inkjet printer that supports faxing, scanning, photocopying, and printing. It has an input tray capacity of 150 pages and an output tray capacity of 50 pages, supports automatic duplex printing, and has a 1.8” color display but no touchscreen functionality.

Along with WiFi connectivity, the printer supports WiFi Direct, Apple AirPrint, and Mopria, and there is Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for wired connectivity but no Ethernet port or external storage support. It is also compatible with the Brother Mobile Connect app and, like the best printers, enables scanning to and printing from popular Cloud services like Google Drive, OneNote, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Evernote.

The Brother MFC-J1010DW is less suitable for small and home offices than the Brother MFC-J4335DW due to its higher running costs and a substantially smaller…

The Brother MFC-J1010DW is less suitable for small and home offices than the Brother MFC-J4335DW due to its higher running costs and a substantially smaller page yield. The J4335DW’s estimated black page yield is ten times more than the J1010DW’s, its color printing is faster, and it has a higher-quality scanner but costs around twice as much. For a variant of the J1010DW that prints color documents faster, read our Brother MFC-J1170DW review.

The Brother MFC-J1010DW and the Brother MFC-J1205W are budget printers for families. If printing clarity is a priority, they both offer remarkably high-resolution prints. Although…

The Brother MFC-J1010DW and the Brother MFC-J1205W are budget printers for families. If printing clarity is a priority, they both offer remarkably high-resolution prints. Although the J1205W costs more upfront, its low running costs offset the initial price difference. Nonetheless, the J1205W lacks auto duplex printing, making it less convenient than the J1010DW. For another option from the same brand, read our Brother DCP-J1200W review.

The Brother MFC-J1010DW is a better option overall for business than the HP Envy Photo 7858 because of its higher yield, superior print and scan…

The Brother MFC-J1010DW is a better option overall for business than the HP Envy Photo 7858 because of its higher yield, superior print and scan resolution, and lower purchase price and running costs. The 7858, however, has more versatile connectivity options, like Ethernet, Bluetooth, and external storage support (USB-A and SD cards).

According to Brother USA’s replacement model guide, the Brother MFC-J1010DW is replacing a bunch of models that are now discontinued, including the DCP-J152W, MFC-J245, MFC-J285DW,…

According to Brother USA’s replacement model guide, the Brother MFC-J1010DW is replacing a bunch of models that are now discontinued, including the DCP-J152W, MFC-J245, MFC-J285DW, and MFC-J650DW. Upgrades include faster black-and-white printing, automatic duplex printing, a more compact design, and additional connectivity options.

Automatic Document Feeder

Yes

Yes

No

Automatic Two-Sided Printing

Yes

Yes

No

Copier Resolution (B&W)

Up to 1200 x 1200

1200 x 600 dpi

Up to 1200 x 1200

Copier Resolution (Color)

1200 x 1200 dpi

1200 x 1200 dpi

1200 x 1200 dpi

Depth

13.5"

14.2"

14.1"

Duplex Scan Function

No

No

No

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

15.7"

7.1"

19.9"

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  • Rtings
    92.6

    Category Trust Rating

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    The Brother MFC-J1010DW is good for family use. It has multiple connectivity options, making it… Read More

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    92.6

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