Brother MFC 490CW Multifunction Inkjet printer is the best option when looking for a budge printer with a lot of options. It provides you wide range of connectivity options such as Ethernet, USB ports and wireless connectivity.
There are a few drawbacks in Brother MFC 490CW that you would find on a more expensive printer – lack of auto-duplexer mechanism as well as DVD & CD printing mechanism.
Overall it a strong competitor because it has automated document feeding mechanism as well as slots to support media cards like CompactFlash, SD, xD, and memory stick. USB port is provided with Pict Bridge facility provided. It also has two separate trays so its easy for you to segregate different media sizes.
The Brother MFC 490CW doesn’t satisfy when it comes to print quality because small fonts are not clear enough and photo print is not satisfactory as well.
It boasts print speeds black & white text at speed of 33ppm and colored ones at 27ppm. However, colored documents are slower 15.5 ppm. Scan is good and quite fast. Resolution is 600 dpi.
The Brother MFC 490CW uses the following ink cartridges:
Compatible Brother LC61BK Premium Ink Cartridge (Black), Compatible Brother LC61C Premium Ink Cartridge (Cyan), Compatible Brother LC61M Premium Ink Cartridge (Magenta), Compatible Brother LC61Y Premium Ink Cartridge (Yellow), Value pack for the Brother LC61 Series Compatible cartridges
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