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
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. This MFP has a single paper tray that clatters paper noisily into its belly.
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. You get some nice features for the price, but note that colour graphics quality is merely adequate, paper capacity is minimal and automatic two-sided printing or scanning is non-existent.
Pros: Average or better speed; high-capacity inks are economical