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Brother MFC-790CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The print quality and value for money also get good views, but many are negative about the paper handling and noise. There are some mixed opinions about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-790CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-790CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Brother MFC-790CW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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MFC-790CW

 

Brother's $180 MFC-790CW color inkjet multifunction printer has a tempting array of goodies, but offers lackluster performance. Despite its aspirations, the MFC-790CW can't compete with other machines in its price range, such as the HP OfficeJet J4680.

Inexpensive; touchscreen control panel Wi-Fi connectivity; dedicated photo tray

Agonizingly slow text printing

Given its low price and interesting features, the Brother MFC-790CW could have been a contender. But its plodding performance can't be ignored

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Review: Brother MFC-790CW multifunction device

 

Brother's MFC-790CW is a solid multifunction device for the home office. Businesses that need to print color documents like manuals and guidebooks will enjoy the relative speed and affordability of the MFC-790CW.

The compact MFC-790CW is black and gray, and equipped with a 4.2-inch LCD touch screen. From the screen, you can control most of the unit’s functions, including copying, faxing, scanning, managing photos, and troubleshooting. The MFC-790CW comes...

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Brother MFC-790CW review

 

Equipped with a flatbed scanner, an automatic document feeder for copying and scanning, a (smallish) 50-sheet printer tray, a built-in answering machine, and a telephone headset, the Brother MFC-790CW is ideal for the home-office setting.

Brother's MFC-790CW is a solid multifunction device for the home office. The versatility of having faxing, wireless printing, scanning, copying, and a built-in answering machine makes the machine highly desirable for home businesses, especially those...

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Brother MFC-790CW

 

If your requirements are for basic printing, scanning and copying then you are extremely well catered for in the all-in-one market. A basic machine with a flatbed scanner will cost you less than £125 and give you all you need to print documents, scan...

Brother’s relatively compact black-and-grey MFC-790CW combines decent speed and print quality along with network capabilities to make it ideal for the home-office environment. In addition to colour printing, colour copying, colour scanning and colour...

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Brother MFC-790CW review

 

Boasting high-quality text and colour prints; with ink cartridges you can afford; the MFC-790CW from Brother is a multifunction inkjet worth considering.

High-quality text and colour prints, affordable ink

Slow monochrome printing, low-capacity paper tray

Brother’s MFC-790CW black text printing tests were slower overall compared to competing printers, which may give businesses that require quick printing pause before purchasing it. But businesses that need to print colour documents will enjoy the...

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Brother MFC-790CW

 

Brother's MFC-790CW is a multifunction colour inkjet device that can scan, print, copy and fax.

Brother's MFC-790CW is a solid multifunction device for the home office. The versatility of having faxing, wireless printing, scanning, copying, and a built-in answering machine makes the machine highly desirable for home businesses, especially those...

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Brother MFC-790CW Inkjet Multifunction Printer

 

Brother's US$180 MFC-790CW colour inkjet multifunction printer has a tempting array of goodies, but offers lackluster performance.

Given its low price and interesting features, the Brother MFC-790CW could have been a contender. But its plodding performance can't be ignored.

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For an affordable printer with features, this is great!

 

Great Design ; ADF=God of printing ; Fax, Copying, Printing & Scanning ; The Scanning feature can scan multiple images to your computer without any mechanical work (it does it over wireless) ; Wi-Fi ; Bluetooth ; Ink cartridge levels are acceptable

That annoying beeping noise it does every 4 days or so really pisses me off ; Printing and scanning is somewhat slow (although significantly faster than my previous printer) ; Has trouble receiving fax papers ; Occasional 'freezing

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Brother printers are bad.

 

The Brother lines of printers and All-in-Ones are terrible. Products do not function mechanically. Service is terrible. Kind of "Brother" you never want to have.

Starts out great w/good quality, speed and pricing

After a few weeks, nothing but trouble. Print quality drops. Multiple ink cartridges dry out quickly. Touch screen never works. Printer spends more time beeping about a problem, than it does printing

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works great but scan isn't reliable

 

Works like a champ, paper jams are super easy to fix and rarely happen(only when I printed business cards on the backside, but I got them all printed double-sided), ink is easy to change, and it's so easy to use. I've had this printer for several years...

Wireless function and media card printout is great, print quality is decent, scanning function is unreliable so it has been rarely used. Same with the fax function and the digital fax, which also are not reliable, which has something to do with the...

unreliable scanning and faxing features

Product Specifications

Improve productivity with the Brother MFC-790CW Wireless Print, Copy, Scan and Fax with Software. This intuitive and interactive machine boasts a colorful 4.2 touchscreen that lets you edit and enhance photos, preview faxes and navigate effortlessly through user-friendly menus. The corded handset with built-in Message Center allows you to store incoming voice or fax messages, so you stay connected and right on top of your business. Brother MFC-790CW Wireless Print, Copy, Scan and Fax with Software Features: Built-in wireless (802.11b/g) and wired (Ethernet) interfaces - allows you to share the all-in-one to print, scan, PC Fax and access your digital camera media cards slots or USB flash memory drive Digital answering machine with corded handset - holds up to 29 minutes of messages with full duplex speakerphone Up to 15-sheet auto document feeder - enjoy unattended fax, copy or scan Direct photo printing on demand - print photos directly from your digital camera's media card slots, PictBridge-enabled camera or USB Flash memory drive Speeds up to 33ppm black and 27ppm color - enjoy fast printing Hi-Speed Super G3 33.6K bps fax modem - allows for fast B&W or color faxing with or without a PC Droplet sizes as small as 1.5 picoliters and resolutions as high as 6000 x 1200dpi - for high quality printing Flatbed copying and scanning -easily copy and scan books or thick, odd-shaped documents External telephone answering device (TAD) can automatically answer each call Voice meassages are stored on the external TAD and fax messages are printed Key Specifications: Printer Type: Inkjet MFC Printer Resolution: 6000 x 1200dpi Print Speed: 33ppm black/27ppm color Photo Printing Capabilities: Print rich, vibrant borderless photos from media card slots Printer Product Specifications: Operating Systems Supported: Windows and MAC Printer Input Capacity: 100 Buffer Ram: 48MB Media Types Supported: Media slots and USB Standard Ports: U
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