Brother MFC-J430w Review: Low Cost, Limited Features
25 January 2012
Conclusion: With the Brother MFC-J430w, the old saying "You get what you pay for," is quite appropriate. For less than $100, you'll get a basic all-in-one with a few nice features including fax functionality, mobile printing, wireless connectivity and a 20-sheet ADF.
Pros: Fax functionality, Wireless Connectivity, Mobile printing
Summary: The Brother MFC-J430W delivers printed pages at a speedy pace and is easy to set up and use. However, its print quality just isn't as good as what you'll get from rival models at a similar price.
Pros: Fast print speeds; On-board Wi-Fi; Automatic document feeder.
Cons: Feathering on bolded text; Colours in graphics and photos are a little washed out.
Summary: Brother has always enthralled its clients with scintillating printers. Lately, the company has come up with MFC-J430W. It is blessed with a good design and efficient printing feature. This gadget is a multi-functional printer, which can print, copy, scan and fax with great effectiveness.
Pros: PC Fax , Wireless network , Fast print speed
Cons: Low paper-input capacity , Colored-copy output is not very impressive , Lack of facility to upload photos from card or USB drive
Excerpt: The Brother MFC-J430W is a squat device that can print, scan, copy and fax. There's also a smallish colour display and wireless networking, but no wired Ethernet connection or memory card slots. This is an office-orientated device, though, so memory card slots aren’t a surprising omission.
Summary: MFC-J430W printers are endowed with numerous advanced and enthralling features, which make these a special one in the market. Brother MFC-J430W Features and Brother MFC-J430W Technical Specifications are enlisted below: • Fast speed for business applications • Have a maximum scan area of 8.5″ x 14″...
Pros: Fast speed for business applications , Have a maximum scan area of 8.5″ x 14″ , Equipped with a scanner optical resolution of 1200 pixels per inch , Easily support connection type such as USB, wireless and can be used without computers , Consists of four cartridges and four ink colors , Comes wit...
Cons: No wired network support , Slow photo speed , Low paper input capacity
Excerpt: For a printer that retails for only $130, the Brother MFC-J430w gets things done in a hurry: Text pages print at a brisk 7.6 pages per minute or faster. Other strengths include sharp text output and below-average ink costs, if you stick with the high-capacity supplies.
Pros: Average or better speed; high-capacity inks are economical
Summary: The MFC-J430W by Brother is a great AIO option for those who need speedy document printing, good quality photos. It's a compact AIO with wireless networking abilities at an economical price making it even more attractive.
Excerpt: This is a multi function unit (it has fax) and it can connect either by USB or Wi-Fi. In fact I used both with equal success. I did however have a failure as no matter what I tried it refused to feed photo paper in any way.