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Brother MFC-590

Brother MFC-590
alaScore 73

12 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Brother MFC-590. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the noise and price.

usability, design

price, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-590 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Andy Gordon (What PC?)

Brother MFC-590


An average performer that has trouble keeping up with the latest competition. We suggest you shop around.

May, 2002

Product Specifications

The MFC-590 represents a complete solution to all your color copying, printing, scanning and PC faxing requirements. The MFC-590 offers premium-quality performance across all of its fully-featured functions, at a surprisingly affordable price. And with a wealth of sophisticated functions, it is ideally suited to any home or home-office environment, whether for personal or business use.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:7ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:5ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in width
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:2MB

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Parallel / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:10ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):10ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:8ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 1200 dpi