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The Brother MFC-490CW is an all-in-one & compact digital copier, scanner, fax machine, and inkjet printer designed for printing.

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compact and stylish

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affordable price

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multi-function - scan, fax, print or copy

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easy to set up

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can be connected via USB 2.0, Ethernet or WiFi - can be used on a network without being tied to a wired network or online PC host

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can scan or fax from/to any computer on the network

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3.3" colour widescreen display

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affordable ink

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no double sided printing

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can only accept one connection interface to be used

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Ink is expensive and one color is always out. I normally print in grayscale, but it still doesnt want to print. It seems everytime I want to print, I have to go BUY INK. This printer sucks.

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non-print-related features are locked when printer requires ink

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print quality can be lacking - specifically with washed out colours

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Brother MFC-490CW is an all-in-one & compact digital copier, scanner, fax machine, and inkjet printer designed for printing, faxing, copying, or scanning school projects, photos, recipes, web pages, and much more. The MFC-490CW printer/copier boasts ultra-fast 33ppm black & 27ppm color printing speeds, not to mention 20cpm black & 18cpm copying speeds. Plus, the MFC-490CW fax machine can output one page every three seconds via a 15-sheet auto document feeder. Most notable about the MFC-490CW is its compatibility for PictBridge-enabled cameras, USB flash memory drives, and multimedia cards such as Secure Digital, Compact Flesh, and Memory Stick. The MFC-490CW makes it easy to not only print from a Wi-Fi or Ethernet network, but even directly from your camera. The Brother MFC-490CW retails for $129.99 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • Color Inkjet Technology
  • B/W & Color Copying
  • B/W & Color Scanning
  • B/W & Color Faxing
  • 4-Cartridge Ink System
  • Widescreen 3.3” Color LCD Display
  • Wireless Network Interface
  • Standard Ethernet
  • Multimedia Card Slots
  • USB Direct Interface
  • PictBridge Interface
  • 4x6 Photo Bypass Tray
  • Auto Document Feeder
  • 100-Sheet Input Tray
  • 40MB Internal Memory
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty 
  • Technology: Color Inkject
  • Max Black Print Speed: 33pm
  • Max Color Print Speed: 27ppm
  • Max Black Copy Speed: 20cpm
  • Max Color Copy Speed: 18cpm
  • Fax Transmission: 3 seconds per page
  • Print Resolution: Up to 6000x1200 dpi
  • Optical Scan Resolution: 1200x2400 dpi
  • Standard Paper Capacity: 100
  • Interface: 802.11b/g Wireless, 10/100 Ethernet, USB 2.0, PictBridge
  • Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
  • PhotoCapture Center Capability: Built-In Digital Media Card Slots, PictBridge Interface, USB Flash Memory Drive
  • Scan to Card or USB Flash Drive: Color PDF/JPEG, Black TIFF/PDF
  • Digital Media Supported: Compact Flash (Type 1 only) Memory Stick®/Pro®; xD-Picture Card™ Type M/H, and Secure Digital™ media cards.
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10/26/2012 07:02

The mfc 790 cw is a peice of shit, every time I replace a cartridge it tells me another one is low. I had just replaced my cyan a while ago and then the yellow, now it tells me the cyan is low again!!1 THERE SHOULD BE A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST THESE PEOPLE!!!

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