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6.5 out of 10

Brother MFC-490CW

The MFC-490cw is a compact and stylish color inkjet all-in-one c Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Printer

wsbarr, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This all in one is an affordable and reliable machine. We have used it for home and for business needs. The set up was super easy and we love the wireless accessibility it offers. The print quality has been very good for us too. I have even been able to figure out faxing with ease- and I am far from a tech wizard. We like the front screen (it even tilts) and the ability to load our sd card in the front and view our pictures right there on the printer screen.
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Overall 8
8.0

For the price paid, it a great printer!

ccpp, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: It is hard to find a printer that possesses so much functionality for the economic price. That said, it is still not the best printer out there. Some times, it can even be frustrating. First of all, it doesn't do duplex, which is OK, since it is quite expensive feature. The next thing is the problem with scanning. Although it has a feeder, which is a really nice feature, it doesn't perform that well, i.e. the pages can be tilted a little, or some pages just got skipped!
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Overall 8
8.0

Love my Brother MFC 490cw printer!!

ziemamaz, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I love my Brother!  My son-in-law recommended this printer to me for its high output of pages before I would need to replace the ink cartridges. I am a couponer and love to print various internet printable coupons and I had a lexmark and it only gave me 125 sheets per every 49.00 ink cartridge, which proved to be very expensive for this hobby that is meant to help us save money.
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Overall 8
8.0

This printer is great for home or small office needs

nquiztr, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I love this printer!  The reason I purchased this printer was for the wireless capability.  Although it took a bit of time to set it up for wireless printing, once I got it set, there have been NO issues at all.  The print quality is great.  I haven't printed any pictures on it, but I print tones of coupons and documents, both color and b/w, all the time.  The printer is not too bulky so it doesn't take up much space on my desk.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Brother MFC490CW printer is a good home office printer.

maggiemay321, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Brother MFC490CW printer is an easy to use all in one printer that does faxing, scanning, copying or printing. One of the best features about the MFC490CW is the wireless printing feature that lets you print from you laptop from anywhere in the house.The paper tray is small and you can't see when the tray is empty. You just have to wait until it beeps and says it need more paper. It uses four cartridges so you only have to replace the color that is empty.
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Overall 8
8.0

this printer is easy to setup and use with simple step instruct.

tazlife, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: when ever a problem comes up brothers support staff will walk you step by step to make it a easy and complete and after all is said and done they well e-mail a copy of thing for other problemsit could have been after dealing with brothers product i would now look at brothers printers the next time i'm looking for a printer  and tell my frinds how much brothers support staff helped me in a time of need and how it is to use on a daily bases
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Overall 8
8.0

reliably printer

meowmixx7, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I do freelance typing work from home so my printer is definitely a workhorse...I should probably invest in a laser printer but I'm admittedly cheap, so I bought this on clearance awhile back at an office supply store  (Staples, I think?) Anyway....I print about 80 pages per day so I do put quite a strain on this machine. Overall I have found it to be extremely reliable. I have a reputation of being a printer killer - always have.
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Overall 8
8.0

We love our Brother MFC 490CW

bacobra777, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: We love our Brother MFC 490CW. Where should I start. We got our Brother MFC 490CW last year for Christmas. We hooked it up right away and it works great. We are able to use it as a printer, fax machine, copier, and scanner. As a printer it prints very high quality pictures and photos. The Brother MFC 490CW is WIFI capable. So we can print to it from our laptop wireless. That is AWESOME!
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Overall 8
8.0

The Brother Flatbed Printer is awesome

ohmslauren, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This was given to me as a gift a couple years ago. I love this printer. I'm able to fax, copy, and scan whenever I need to. It's quiet and easy to use. It's easy to install. It has the wifi capibility, which is nice since our house doesn't have a computer room and I don't want to have our printer sitting on our dining room table where we use the laptop. The print quality is fantastic. Pictures come out great. It works well with my computer and I have windows 7.
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Overall 8
8.0

...I took a chance and won ; and glad I did...

judypenton, Ebay
7 August 2012
  • Summary: ...I was toll by experts on the subject that I would be taking a chance on a fully printer if it was used...That accounts for price that I bid for it , winning...After receiving it , the printer works great with a printer cord ; but NOT as a wireless printer...That disappointed me...I had hope to share it with others in my household... ...I was warned that printers are disposable and if I wanted a fully functional , with little risk , I should buy new..
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