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Brother DCP-7065DN Performance Review, Compact and Affordable

Its compact size and efficient operating costs is one of the flagship for SOHO users. Brother DCP-7065DN able to handle all matters printing to print monochrome laser-based. With the support of Duplex and Network mode, the device is suitable for use as a shared printer that is used on a small scale to medium-sized offices. Lack facsimile function reinforce its use for simpler office activities.

Physically, the shape seem compact so practical and not too many consuming places. Simplicity visible on the front. On the front panel there are few buttons so seem spacious. In terms of operating costs, the toner used is able to offer savings with the toner save feature. The device also requires an efficient operating cost of only about 80 pennies per share.

Other than through the front panel buttons, Scan and Copy functions can be done via the Control Center application. The advantages of this application is more detailed configuration. While the menu is pretty limited via the front panel, for example, we can not set the preferred resolution.

ADF feature can also be used to scan or print via Photocopy mode. When tested, the process of scanning and copying produces lag time is not too distant. To avoid lag when used as a network printer, multifunctional device has been equipped with 32 MB of memory, enough for the use of small to medium sized networks.

A unique, Duplex function not only can be set via the configuration on Windows only, but also via the buttons on the front panel. As for connection to LAN, users can use the Ethernet port 10/100. You can set the network configuration via the menu on the front panel. The front panel itself uses a text-based two-line display.

As one line of monochrome multifunction printer, Brother DCP-7065DN offers the advantage of operational at an affordable cost with high performance. With a minimalist physical form, you can place it even in limited space.

Testing Results

Print Speeds 5 pieces FPOT (1 sheet)
Mono text (rtf) 18 seconds 8 seconds
Text + graphic (pdf) 18 seconds 9 seconds
A4 images 20 seconds 10 seconds
copy speed
Mono text (rtf) 27 seconds 17 seconds
Text + graphic (pdf) 27 seconds 17 seconds
Images (jpg) 27 seconds 18 seconds
Black Color scan speed
Photo A4 (100dpi) 8 seconds 14 seconds
Photo A4 (300dpi) 9 seconds 15 seconds
Photo A4 (600dpi) 19 seconds 42 seconds

Specification

Laser printing technology monochrome
function Print, copy, scan
resolution Up to 2400×600 dpi
paper capacity Up to 250 sheets
paper types Paper (plain, inkjet, photo), envelopes; Transparencies; labels; cards
AS A SCANNER
technology flatbed
resolution Up to 600×2400 dpi/up to 19200×19200 dpi (optical/interpolation)
color depth 24-bit
AS COPIER
Zoom-out / Zoom-in 25-400%
Resolution (max.) Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Copy Facilities Print 2 or 4 pages on one sheet, ID copy, manual duplex
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Connection USB2.0
Supported memory card None
Operating system Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Weight 11.4 kg
Dimensions (LWH) 40.5 x 39.8 x 31.6 cm
power consumption 9/55/445 watts (sleep/ready/active)
Website http://www.brother.com
Toner price* U.S. $ 20
Price (range)* U.S. $ 210
Photocopy function

This function can be performed from the front panel. While the Photocopy function can also be done via the application provided.

Duplex button

Activating duplex mode not only be done via software only, but also through the Duplex button on the front panel.

Conclusion

Plus: print process hurried; duplex activation and photocopy using two ways; economical operating costs.

Minus: The print quality less sharp: there is no toner indicator; paper printouts slightly curved.

Score Assessment
 - Performance: 3.75
 - Facilities: 3.75
 - Ease: 4
 - Price: 3.75
 - Total Score: 3.98

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