Brother IntelliFax 2820 Laser Fax Machine and Copier

rate 4.2
  • Brand: Brother
  • Category: Fax Machines
  • print speed black: 15ppm
  • resolution: 1200 x 600 dpi


  • Monochrome laser fax with 14.4 Kbps modem
  • 20-page auto document feeder, 250-sheet input capacity
  • 8 MB memory stores up to 500 pages
  • 220-station auto dialing memory, broadcast up to 270 locations
  • USB 2.0 interface for future printing, supports optional drivers

Technical Details

Brand Brother
Model IntelliFax-2820
UPC 012502613251, 999992545067
Key Features
Family Line Brother IntelliFAX
Technology Laser
Output Type Black & White
Black print speed up to 15 ppm
Max Resolution (BW) 1200 x 600 dpi
Platform Mac, PC
Technical Features
Extend Printer Technology Laser
Interface USB 1.0/1.1
Duplex Printout Standard
Media Type Plain Paper
Data Link Protocol HiPPI
Scaning Features
Scanner Resolution 1200 x 600 dpi
Faxing Features
Modem Type Fax
Color Red


Designed for use in a home office or small business environment, this versatile plain paper fax machine delivers superior output at an affordable price. QuickScan feature lets you retrieve your original and get back to work while the document is transmitted. With 8MB of memory and a high-capacity, front-loading paper tray, you'll be able to handle the most demanding jobs. Saves you money by allowing you to receive fax and voice calls on a single line. Laser technology delivers crisp, clear, professional output every time. Device doubles as a laser printer when connected via the USB interface.


M. Chen 5.0
186 of 190 people found the following review helpful
If you're in the market for a fax machine this is the one. I also owned the Brother 2800. This is the new and revised version of the 2800. Apparently Brother does improve upon their faults. You can see my review on the 2800 and the downfalls. For a re-cap:1. 2800 had paper jams when using old paper. The 2820 has a paper feeder like their printers which greatly reduces jams. (I also own brothers laser printer) Now I can use recycled (one-side already printed) paper and not have to deal wit ... h jams. Also 2820 holds much more paper in its tray, so you wont have to worry about running out.2. 2820 has a new feed system which reduces jams when faxing out. I had problems faxing 20+ pages with the 2800, now none with 2820. However they say there is a limit to 20 pages (just add more pages as they feed through).3. The only downfall is the toner is slightly more expensive. It does print more pages, but does cost a bit more. More >
John R. Hunter 5.0
59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
We've went through a lot of machines in our business, several different cannon multipasses, lexmark x125, and even an hp or two. I was a little apprehensive to try the brother as most of their products looked a little wonky. Not this machine though. This thing is solid. The architecture is great. The features are easy to use. (please note we use this as a stand alone fax and as an occasional copier, but not as a printer, so you will have to do your own research on that part) We have two f ... ax lines and two machines, and speed is an essence in our job. I was a bit worried that this thing would take a long time to wake up, warm up and print, but it doesn't. No matter how long the machine has set there unused it will be warm before the first page of the fax is received and print it out about two seconds later. The paper tray is great and easy to load.The only things that brother could improve we be a 500 sheet paper tray More >
Derek Hofmann 5.0
77 of 80 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this fax machine to replace an inkjet fax which was really expensive on ink. It seemed like every other time I wanted to receive a fax or make a copy, I would have to replace the $25 ink cartridge again.This fax machine makes copies much more quickly (and cheaply, and with better quality) than the old fax. It holds about twice as much paper. You can also schedule faxes to be sent later, and to multiple recipients.One more advantage of this machine is that you can hook it up to a comp ... uter through USB and use it as a normal laser printer. I tried it, and it works great, and FAST compared to my HP Deskjet.If you're concerned about junk faxes wasting money on ink, or if you want ot make a lot of copies, or if you need both a printer and a fax machine and want to save money by buying just one, this machine is a very good investment. More >