Summary: I have used this for several years. The thing I don't like about it is that you have to have full ink on every color in order to print. Most printers you can say "print in black only" and keep printing to finish your project immediately until you can get to the store to buy ink. Not on this printer.
Summary: Overall, the Brother MFC-490CW is a pretty good machine. The print quality is not as good as the HP I had that recently died. The FAX is not as easy to use, but this machine appears to use less ink (hence the quality difference?)and the wireless connection was easy to set up and is very handy.
Caution for Netbook Owners - Software Installer Failure
1 April 2009
Summary: I own the earlier model of this printer and love it. However, when attempting to install the software and driver package as downloaded from Brother, it is a no-go on MSI Wind. Since there is no other way to get the software in this little guy and since the Brother help line is only open during my...
Summary: I really like this printer, fast and easy to use. HOWEVER, the print quality is lacking. As others have said, the colors are washed out looking and not very sharp. OK for text, but photos look bad.