Brother MFC-490CW reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

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This printer is a good all rounder.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 159 reviews.
Brother MFC-490CW: A4 Inkjet printer with LCD Display function and Ethernet. See full product description

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John, Stalybridge/Manchester Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A very good product. This was the first time a went out and spent a little more money than usual on a printer. I am certianly happy with the results and the machine looks preety sleek to.I give a Ten out of Ten score for the MFC-F90CW.
Bad points:
Does have some issues if stood for long durations without use, but this goes with all printers. Make shurs you print off at least once a week I would say just to keep the print head functional. I did have a little issue but the support was very, very good and quick. Another plus, hense why Im still using and recommend this model of printer.
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very easy to set up and use
Bad points:
none so far
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Nov 2010

jeff, Christchurch Frequent home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
customer service very they are well versed in their knowledge how the m/c worked when i asked them how to set up the wi -fi
Bad points:
manual's not so easy read and user friendly as customer services were
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser Frequent home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
I do quite a lot of prining and it eats printer catridges but they are cheap to replace and good quality.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 7.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Nov 2010

Pickford, Salisbury Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use, simple to set up & very straight forward!!! well done.
Bad points:
find paper tray fiddly as need to change paper types frequently
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 6.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Nov 2010

carol, woking Frequent home user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
When eventually we got the product working it was a vast improvement to the older product which was the same brand we had a better print than the older one.
Bad points:
When we initially had trouble with the printer going wireless nobody we spoke to could sort out the problem of why the printer wouldnt work with the router it took my daughter three and half weeks working with the router supplier and the printer supplier to get the printer working. In the end she sorted the problem out herself without anyones help.
Overall rating 4.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 2.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Feb 2011

Peter, Sudbury Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Absolutely no problems encountered to date.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2011

Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions LCD Display
Photo printing Dedicated
Connections WiFi
Connections Ethernet
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot Yes
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 4
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 27
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 33
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 1200
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 6000
Height in cm 18
Width in cm 39
Depth in cm 37.5
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2009-01-14

Also known as: Brother MFC 490CW, MFC-490CW

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