Most multifunction devices this small would include only a flatbed scanner, but the MFC-9180 also includes a 30-sheet automatic document feeder for quick scanning of multiple pages, despite being only 13.9 inches tall. The input paper capacity of 200 pages is also a little larger than expected, and it uses a straight paper path that reduces bending of the media. The control panel isn't as advanced as some larger models, but users will find it provides adequate control. The small one-line LCD gives just enough feedback on settings and tasks, with alerts when the unit is low on paper or Brother MFC-9180 printer toner. Even with its low price and compact design, there are still many advanced features included. PaperPort software provides OCR capabilities to recognize text in scanned documents, and can help users organize digital files. Fax features like fax forwarding and automatic redialing can also save time, though fax transmission speeds are limited to 14.4 Kbps.