Summary: This Brother all-in-one printer did a great job printing and scanning everything I threw at it, and even when I did it across a home network, it did it quickly. The lack of a duplexing feature, however, canceled out the ease of networking; and the LCD screen wasn't my favorite. Still, I can recommend this printer to home users and small businesses without hesitation.
Pros: Easily networkable (wired networks only), Fast scanning, Good photo quality, Excellent print quality
Cons: No duplexing feature, No cables included, Small LCD
Summary: If time is money, the Brother MFC-5890CN hurts on both counts. It makes you wait forever for plain-text pages that also cost more because of the pricey black ink. Wide-format printing remains rare in this price range, however, so if you need that feature this machine is still worth considering.
An A3 Brother multifunction device that's not a space hog
Good Gear Guide.au
28 January 2010
Summary: If you want an A3 multifunction device that's affordable and won't take up too much space in your home or office, the Brother MFC-5890CN is the ideal choice. We found it easy to use, it produced good quality photo prints and its ongoing running costs are reasonable.
Pros: A3 printing, good photo quality, easy-to-use front panel, not a space hog
Cons: Slow in our document printing test, inks can be tricky to install, scanner didn't pick up fine details
Excerpt: Brother aims at the ambitious small office with its Brother MFC-5890CN colour inkjet multifunction printer, whose wide-format capability and cheap inks increase your in-house publishing potential without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, it's slow, and its design has a few drawbacks.
Excerpt: Wie nu op zoek is naar een nieuwe printer, kijkt al snel direct naar een all-in-one, ofwel een scanner, printer en copier in één. De voor consumenten bereikbare (lees: betaalbare) modellen hebben zonder uitzondering A4 als grootste formaat. Brother brengt daar nu verandering in met een apparaat met meerdere gezichten.