Comparing Brother MFC-L8850CDW and Lexmark MB2338adw

Lowest price found: $1920 Show listings
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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Brother MFC-L8850CDW ranks #140 out of 230.
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6.7
Good
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Lexmark MB2338adw ranks #119 out of 230.
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7.0
Good
Brother MFC-L8850CDW: Buy | Customer Reviews
Lexmark MB2338adw: Buy | Customer Reviews

Brother MFC-L8850CDW vs Lexmark MB2338adw: Experts prefer neither

On 1 Dec 2022 (4 days ago) we went through 62 Laser Printer expert endorsements , however neither Brother MFC-L8850CDW nor Lexmark MB2338adw were included in any of those recommendations. Since neither Laser Printer received a single endorsement, as far as expert recommendations go, it's technically a tie. We do, however, recommend taking a look at Canon imageClass MF743Cdw or other critically acclaimed Laser Printers of this month.

For reference, Canon imageClass MF743Cdw received 3 endorsements this month, from TechRadar (21 Aug 2022), Rtings.com (18 Nov 2022) and Laptop Mag (25 May 2022).

Rank Change Price Laser Printer
Popular Mechanics
Wirecutter
TechRadar
iMore
Rtings.com
BestReviews
Tom's Guide
PCMag
Laptop Mag
Popular Science
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Canon imageClass MF743Cdw
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Brother MFC-L8850CDW
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N/A N/A $1922
Lexmark MB2338adw
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Customers like Lexmark MB2338adw somewhat more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Brother MFC-L8850CDW
Lexmark MB2338adw
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Lexmark MB2338adw, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Brother MFC-L8850CDW.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling laser printer receives a consumer score of 7.1 (good). Both Brother MFC-L8850CDW and Lexmark MB2338adw receive customer reviews that average out below that median threshold.

Brother MFC-L8850CDW
In comparison:
Brother MFC-L8850CDW ranks #140 out of 230.
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6.7
Good
Lexmark MB2338adw
In comparison:
Lexmark MB2338adw ranks #119 out of 230.
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7.0
Good
Median best-selling Laser Printer
In comparison:
Lexmark MX417de ranks #116 out of 230.
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7.1
Good





Brother MFC-L8850CDW is more popular than Lexmark MB2338adw

It's fairly safe to say that Brother MFC-L8850CDW is a more popular laser printer than Lexmark MB2338adw, based on its 500+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Brother MFC-L8850CDW and Lexmark MB2338adw often consider Xerox WorkCentre 6515, a cheaper option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Brother MFC-L8850CDW and Lexmark MB2338adw
Xerox WorkCentre 6515 $1396
In comparison:
Xerox WorkCentre 6515 ranks #207 out of 230.
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5.0
Average
2 expert recommendations Cheaper
HP LaserJet M553dn $1850
In comparison:
HP LaserJet M553dn ranks #106 out of 230.
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7.4
Good
No expert recommendations Cheaper Better Reviews
Lexmark MB2338adw $1922
In comparison:
Lexmark MB2338adw ranks #119 out of 230.
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7.0
Good
No expert recommendations
HP LaserJet Pro M277dw $1413
In comparison:
HP LaserJet Pro M277dw ranks #80 out of 230. It is in the top 20%.
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7.6
Good
No expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular Better Reviews
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Dec 2022 neither Brother MFC-L8850CDW nor Lexmark MB2338adw were recommended by key experts who publish Laser Printers recommendations.
Rank Change Price Laser Printer
Popular Mechanics
Wirecutter
TechRadar
iMore
Rtings.com
BestReviews
Tom's Guide
PCMag
Laptop Mag
Popular Science
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Canon imageClass MF743Cdw
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Brother MFCL2750DW
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HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw
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+1 $119
HP LaserJet MFP M234dwe
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From Seller:
  • High-quality color printing. With print speeds up to 32ppm in both color and black, you no longer have to wait for high-impact business documents, Advanced duplex capability. Two-sided printing to help save paper. Plus, scans both sides of the page in a single-pass for fast, two-sided copying, scanning, faxing
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From Seller:
  • Convenient Wireless Printing. Our easy setup wireless technology allows you to submit print jobs from your laptop, desktop, smartphone, and tablets, eliminating the need for network cables.
  • Dependable, Secure and Compact Design. Our space saving MB2338adw with a 2.4 inch color display provides job status monitoring and the keypad enables Confidential Print for output security measures.
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0012302575469, 0012302745657, 0012303088296, 0012502637868, 0014445232384, 0641438724429, 0642125325561, 0734911164215, 0801201086073, 0801940120045, 0809394433605, 4977766734837, 4977766734868
UPC Numbers: 012302575469, 012302745657, 012303088296, 012502637868, 014445232384, 641438724429, 642125325561, 734911164215, 801201086073, 801940120045, 809394433605
Model Numbers: MFC-L8850CDW
EAN Numbers: 0734646655743
Model Numbers: 36SC640
UPC Numbers: 734646655743
Printing
Print Speed Print speed measures how many pages a printer can print in one minute—in pages per minute, or PPM. This is a manufacturer reported number, so keep in mind that it’s in their best interest to report th ... Show more
32ppm
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Resolution Resolution, measured in maximum Dots Per Inch or dpi, indicates the relative quality of the print you receive. The more dpi, the sharper the print and the better the quality. Dots per inch quite liter ... Show more
2400 x 600 dpi
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Duty Cycle Duty cycle measures the maximum number of pages a device can print per month. It can range from 5,000 pages for low end, personal printers to 100,000 or more for high-tech office printers. If you prin ... Show more
60,000 pages
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Auto-Duplex Printing Duplex printing refers to the printer’s ability to print on both sides of a sheet of paper, or double-sided. When a printer is auto-duplex capable, it can print double-sided automatically. Manual dupl ... Show more
Yes
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Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) The automatic document feeder, or ADF, is a tray that automatically feeds paper into the printer usually for scanning, copying, and sometimes faxing (if the printer has the fax feature). Once a job is ... Show more
Yes
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Paper
Paper Handling Not all printers can handle all sizes of paper. If you plan to print photos, envelopes, labels, or other variations from the typical 8.5x11" letter paper, you’ll need a printer that has settings to su ... Show more
  • Letter
  • Legal
  • Executive
  • Folio
  • A4
  • A5
  • B6
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Paper Types Not all printers can handle all types of paper. To print with different paper weights and styles, such as glossy photo paper or thicker card stock, your printer must have settings that support that pa ... Show more
  • Plain Paper
  • Recycled Paper
  • Bond, Labels
  • Envelopes (up to 3)
  • Glossy Paper
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Number of Trays How many paper trays does the printer have?
2
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Paper Tray Capacity Paper tray capacity indicates the maximum number of sheets of paper that fit in the tray or document feeder. The main tray will likely hold the most paper; the printer may also have one or more backup ... Show more
250 sheets
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Scan, Fax, Photocopy

The four main functions of printers are: printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing. Either your device will be print only, print/scan/copy, or an all-in-one printer that does printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Note that scanning and copying almost always come together, since the hardware for these features overlaps significantly. Generally speaking, all-in-one printers are larger, so those with space constraints may find this to be an inconvenience. Additionally, printers with a fax feature are typically more expensive. It would be wise to only consider this feature if you plan to fax often. If not, you’ll be satisfied with a print/scan/copy device.

Scanning Does this printer include a scanner?
Yes
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Type of Scanner If the printer comes with scanning capabilities, there are two possible methods to scan documents: on a flatbed scanner or through a feeder. A flatbed scanner is a sheet of glass on top of the scanner ... Show more
Flatbed
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Scanner Features Do you plan to scan documents, and if so, what do you want to do with your scan? Scan to email allows you to scan a document and email it to yourself or someone else. Scan to image or PDF allows you t ... Show more
  • E-mail
  • Image
  • OCR
  • File
  • FTP
  • USB
  • Network Folder (CIFS - Windows® only)
  • E-mail Server
  • SharePoint®, SSH Server (SFTP)
  • Cloud Services (Web Connect)
  • Easy Scan to Email
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Photocopying Can this printer be used as a photocopier?
Yes
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Faxing Does this printer include the ability to send/receive faxes?
Yes
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Connectivity
Network Connectivity Network printers can be wired or wireless. A printer with a wired network connection uses an Ethernet cord that connects directly to your router. A wireless printer connects to your home or office Wi- ... Show more
Yes
Wireless 802.11b/g/n, 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0
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Wifi Direct Wi-Fi direct allows your Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet, to connect to your printer without using a wireless router or network. You can connect to your printer dir ... Show more
Yes
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Cable Connectivity Outside of Wi-Fi, there are a number of ways a device can connect to a printer. If the printer is not wireless, you’ll have to connect to your printer via USB cable. Some people prefer using the wired ... Show more
USB cable
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Print from Mobile If you would like to be able to print directly from your smartphone or tablet, you will have to do so through software like AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, or from a brand-specific mobile app like Br ... Show more
  • AirPrint
  • Google Cloud Print
  • Mopria
  • Brother iPrint&Scan
  • Cortado Workplace
  • Wi-Fi Direct
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Bluetooth Bluetooth is an alternative to Wi-Fi as a way to connect your printer to your computer, phone, or other device wirelessly. Some printers have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, though most printers are ... Show more
No
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Print Directly from Media Printing directly from media, such as a memory card, USB hard drive, slides, or negatives, allows you to skip the middleman and print documents or images without uploading them to a computer first.   ... Show more
USB stick
Mobiles with supported OS
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LCD

Printers with an LCD screen/display give you the option to control some settings directly on the printer, such as a one-touch print, scan, copy, or fax. You may also be able to adjust print quality, preview the print job, and/or view connection settings. Some screens are programmed to offer setup instructions for easy installation. For those who are not particularly tech savvy, this could be helpful.

LCD screens can be color or black and white, touchscreen or not, and vary in size across brands and models. The larger the touch screen, usually the easier it is to use the controls.

LCD Screen Display Does the printer have an LCD display screen to preview the print job and settings?
Yes
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LCD Screen Size If the printer has an LCD screen, what is the size of that screen?
4.8 inches
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Touch Screen Commands Does the printer feature a touch screen for easy command input?
Yes
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Software
Memory Capacity Internal memory, storage, or memory capacity in a printer will all mean the same thing—the amount of print data the printer can store in the print queue. When you send multiple documents to the printe ... Show more
256 MB
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Cartridges
Cartridge Model Toner cartridges contain the colored powder that is infused onto paper to print your documents. A monochrome printer will have one toner cartridge with black “ink,” or powder, in it for black and whit ... Show more
TN331BK Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge
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Cartridge Yield While it’s hard to generalize how long toner cartridges last because it’s very dependent on how much you print, what you’re printing, the quality of the device, etc., you should get anywhere from one ... Show more
2,500 pages
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Replace Drum In addition to replacing the “ink” in a laser printer (which is delivered via toner cartridge), you may also need to replace the drum. The drum is the part of the printer that applies heat and pressur ... Show more
Replace both drum and toner
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Monochrome or Color A monochrome printer can only print black and white, and therefore has only one black toner cartridge. If you do not need to print in color, you’ll save a lot of money by investing in a monochrome pri ... Show more
Color printing
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Physical Features
Weight

67 lbs
 
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Dimensions
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Portability If you need to print on-the-go, such as at a tradeshow or while traveling, you’ll need a printer that is considered portable. These smaller, typically battery-powered devices are easy to carry and wor ... Show more
No
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Noise Level How loud a printer can be is measured in the standard sound unit called decibels, or dB. The higher the dB rating, the louder the machine is. Also, the closer you are to the machine, the louder it wil ... Show more
55 db
Ready = 28 db; Copying = 55 db
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Other Info
Power Consumption For the energy conscious, or those looking to cut down their power bill, the amount of power your printer consumes may be a concern to you. At different stages, such as standby mode, while printing, a ... Show more
  • Power Off = 0.2W
  • Sleep = 1.8W
  • Ready = 65W
  • Copying = 565W
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Brother MFC-L8850CDW is a popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling laser printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Xerox VersaLink C7000 or Hp Enterprise M652dn .

Brother MFC-L8850CDW was released in 2014. There are a lot of newer laser printers on the market. Show newer Laser Printers

Brother MFC-L8850CDW is $1271 more expensive than an average laser printer ($649).

Lexmark MB2338adw is a well-known option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling laser printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Xerox VersaLink C7000 or Hp Enterprise M652dn .

Lexmark MB2338adw is $1272.63 more expensive than the average laser printer ($649).

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Lexmark MB2338adw: Buy | Customer Reviews

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