Brother contributes another smart machine--at a smart price--to the multifunction market with this five-in-one combination of full-color fax machine, printer, copier, and scanner, with computer-based fax capability.
As a printer, the MFC-5100c can produce 10 ppm (pages per minute) of black and white and 8 ppm of color, at up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi resolution (naturally, the higher resolutions are a little slower printing). As a full-color fax machine, the MFC-5100c features 4 MB of memory (storing up to 200 pages) and 14.4K modem speed, delivering one page roughly every six seconds. A fax broadcasting option is also provided, letting you fax up to 90 locations at a time. In addition, the MFC-5100c is equipped with a PC fax driver, enabling you to send faxes directly from your PC.
The MFC-5100c's scanner function scans at up to 9,600 dpi (interpolated; optical specification not available). When it comes to making copies, the MFC-5100c can print up to 99 copies at a time at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution, and comes with a 100-sheet letter cassette. Copies can be reduced and enlarged from 25 to 400 percent. With both parallel and USB interfaces, the MFC-5100c is cross-platform compatible, working with Microsoft Windows and Macintosh iMac, iBook, G3, and G4 (cables not included).