Brother MFC-5490CN reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

34 customer reviews
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This printer is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 34 reviews.
Brother MFC-5490CN: A4 Inkjet printer with Scanner function and Ethernet. See full product description

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mark , wiltshire Frequent home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
ease of use and setting up, this is my 2nd printer from this manufacturer
Bad points:
a bit on the expensive side at purchase but as my previous printer was from the same manufacturer i decided to stick with them.
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 7.0
Compatibility 6.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2011

netty, london Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
fast and does the job. easy to replace cartridges and cant really fault it at all.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2010

Douglas, Brighton UK Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Silent and fully-featured.
Bad points:
Fax reports should be automatic instead of having to be forced.
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2010

SUSAN, BARNSTAPLE Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
VERY QUICK & EASY TO INSTALL, CAN BE USED WITH LOTS OF OTHER GADGETS
Bad points:
BECOMES AWKWARD WHEN YOU WANT TO DO DOUBLE SIDED PRINTING,
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: 09 Feb 2010

Rose , Porthmadog Gwynedd Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic value for money and very efficient
Bad points:
Non
Overall rating 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Dec 2010

david, London Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy set-up, easy to use, good machine for all functions, printer, scanning or as a fax. Replacement cartridges reasonablely priced so chaep to run compared to other makes.
Bad points:
None found so far!
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Mar 2011

michael, bridgend Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
overall results compact quiet
Bad points:
paper storage and refilling operation
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Aug 2010

This Brother MFC-5490CN is reviewed on PC Advisor

Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions Fax
Extra functions Copier
Extra functions Scanner
Photo printing Dedicated
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) 28
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 35
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 1200
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 6000
Height in cm 22.2
Width in cm 44
Depth in cm 40.3
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2008-11-13

Also known as: MFC-5490CN, Brother MFC5490CN

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