Brother MFC-6490CW reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

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This printer is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 357 reviews.
Brother MFC-6490CW: A3 Inkjet printer with LCD Display function and Ethernet. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Frequent home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The wireless link to all devices, brilliant. A£ for my occasional needs, just right
Bad points:
None found as yet, could criticise slightly on ease of use for certain functions, but with such a wealth of capability there is bound to be some complexity, and I got there in the end
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2011

Ivan, Sudbury, Suffolk Occasional home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up and use
Bad points:
Large footprint with A3 cassette fitted
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2011

Duncan, Applecross Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good all round printer ideal for small office
Bad points:
some features no accesable via a Mac
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jan 2011

Louis , berkhamsted Frequent home user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
to disillusioned to think of any
Bad points:
It was extremely difficult and technical to set up , i have not been able to use the a3 scanner /copier function and ever since the driver was installed my computer has been crashing. i have a mac i'm sure it works fine for pcs - its always the way with these things. Louis
Overall rating 5.0
Print quality 5.0
Compatibility 1.0
Speed 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2011

Dave, Helston Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easily set up from scratch. Ink cartridges are easliy accessible and to change. Cartridges are reasonably priced.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Feb 2011

Philip, Newbury Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of installation
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 May 2011

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
paper pick up not reliable.
not managed to set up wirelss opeation on old laptop
Overall rating 5.0
Print quality 8.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Mar 2011

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Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions LCD Display
Photo printing Dedicated
Connections Ethernet
Connections WiFi
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A3
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 32.3
Width in cm 54
Depth in cm 48.8
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2008-09-01

Also known as: Brother MFC 6490CW, BROTHER MFC6490CW, Brother MFC-6490CWZ, Brother MFC 6490

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Manufacturer's Description

Open up bigger possibilities with the world’s first compact A3 inkjet multifunction printer, enjoy flexibility with built in fax, print copy and scan. The MFC-6490CW also boasts total connectivity including wireless connection with easy and secure setup.

Features

  • Large 400 sheet paper capacity and 50 sheet automatic document feeder
  • Hi-speed super G3 faxing, 100 speed dials and 400 page memory
  • Total connectivity including Hi-speed USB 2.0, wireless, ethernet and USB host with direct scan to PDF feature.

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