The Brother IntelliFax-2840 High-Speed Laser Fax Machine offers fast fax transmission and high-quality laser output, the IntelliFAX-2840 laser fax is a solid choice for your home office or small business. It's compact in size, energy-efficient and offers convenient, high-quality copying. You can use it for both fax and voice calls on the same telephone line and you can even connect an external answering machine. Also, help keep your operating costs low by using the optional high capacity replacement toner.
Most Liked Positive Review
so far so good
I haven't had the machine for very long but so far it is doing a great job
Most Liked Negative Review
Fast but no memory
The 2840 was easy to set up, receives & sends faxes quickly however this is not like the old Brother fax machines that would retain memory and print incomplete faxes if the source was disconnected and reconnected. This machine is better purposed for outgoing faxes and I would not recommend using as sole source for incoming faxes.
Reviewed by 39 customers
Fairly easy setup. Nice size footprint. Initial toner life is somewhat abbreviated but regular, full size replacement toner seems to be available at numerous retail outlets and often at discount prices. Bit pricy to get decent length (6ft) USB cord (not included) to link Fax to Desktop. However, once installed, Fax works great as printer with good quality output. Only difficult time was downloading updated printer driver from Brother site.
I like this fax, but miss 2 features that were on a previous Brother Intellifax 1270e that I had for many years: 1) I could continue to load pages into the feeder, so I could fax more than 30 pages allowed on the 2840. 2) On the 1270e I could print a confirmation of the fax after I sent it. On the 2840, it has to be programmed prior to sending and deprogrammed if no longer needed.
Great fax machine! Our office sends & receives ALOT of faxes each day and it doesn't a great job of keeping up. Our office has 2 of these machines due to being spread out and on multiple floors. The only negative thing about this machine is that it goes through ALOT of toner even with the save toner option is selected. I have not heard a complaint about so far. Would buy another one though!
this FAX machine is perfect for small bus or home/office. it is affordable and dependable! love it, G
Had prior model that lasted eighteen years with regular use every day. It finally had to be replaced. Hope this one lasts half as long.
its faster than the 2820 so far we like it and would tell a friend
My laptop modem / software stopped working correctly. I had a few hundred pages to fax. I went to the store and purchased the Brother IntelliFax-2840. I searched online first before going to the store, to check out the features and reviews. I have since faxed all of the documents and then some. People are complaining that the USB cable is not included. How many printers / fax machines have ever included the cable? Try almost none. People read the specifications, the descriptions, what is included and the reviews. The memory is huge, holding up to 400 pages in memory. The fax can load an almost unlimited amount of pages, if you add a few on top as it is scanning the document(s) into the machine for faxing or copying. The specifications list 20 if stacked evenly or 30 if angled. This fax is mainly for personal or small business use. This fax is perfect for my uses.
Before purchasing this product I reviewed it so many times on U tube ,but when I bought it I was thinking it might be too big for my office I was so wrong it really surprise me it is such beautiful piece of equipment that I would recommend to any one,also the2840 is so dependable I could have my faxes out to my clients in no time.the price I paid was very reasonable I didn't hesitate to buy it good work by the people who design this product.thank you so much for making my life easer.god bless.
I have used this product with good results. I do wish the unit had an instant sent confirmation, when as fax is sent, instead of having to wait until the next date for an update. I had an HP fax machine that offered a sent confirmation when the fax was sent and then an event log print out monthly. I liked that feature.
Bought this machine because my HP fax broke down after 2 years! I am tired of having to look for a new machine every 1 to 2 years. So I did my research and found this Nice brother laser fax. I wanted a no-frills laser fax machine so that I didn't have to deal with the hassle of ink cartridges anymore, and this fit the bill perfectly. This is a Great machine. The copies come out like they were originals and the machine is so quiet, we are never disturbed by the sound when we have a bulk of faxes to send or receive. Really an amazing machine and very reasonably priced. It was an easy set up, and the quality seems very good. If it can continue to perform at this level, I'm a happy camper.