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Brother MFC-990CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the print quality and performance. The design and value for money also get good feedback, but the reliability and noise get less positive opinions.

usability, price, design, performance, print quality

noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-990CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-990CW

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Brother MFC-990CW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, paper handling

value for money, reliability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-990CW Compact Wireless Network Ready Colour A4 Inkjet Multifunction Printer with Fax and Digital Cordless Handset

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-990CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Brother MFC-990CW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, performance, design, print quality

noise

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-990CW Color Inkjet All-in-One with 5.8GHz Cordless Handset and Wireless Connectivity

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Brother MFC-990CW

 

The Brother MFC-990CW is an ideal multifunction printer that can truly do it all: for $230, you get a 4.2-inch touch-screen LCD display, 802.11 b/g wireless networking, a cordless handset with a digital answering machine, autoduplexing, and Bluetooth...

Triple-interface connectivity includes USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet LAN; interactive 4.2-inch touch-screen LCD; 5.8GHz digital handset and answering machine built-in; inexpensive; small and stylish.

Slow print speed; suffers the same mechanical errors affecting other Brother printers; ships with starter ink cartridges; short one-year warranty; no USB cord included.

The Brother MFC-990CW is a speedy, fully capable all-in-one device that earns our recommendation for an individual or a family that will make use of its touch screen and telephone/answering machine. Mechanical issues notwithstanding, this is the...

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Brother MFC-990CW Printer Review

 

The Brother MFC-990CW is an ideal multifunction printer that can truly do it all: for $230, you get a 4.2-inch touch-screen LCD display, 802.11 b/g wireless networking, a cordless handset ...

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Brother MFC-990CW- With Touch Screen LCD And Cordless Handset

 

Brother is a big name in the multi function devices (MFD) industry. This time they are out with a touch screen printer. The touch screen LCDs let you access functions by just tapping your finger on the screen but it does get the price up. We don't know...

Touch screen LCD, Ethernet LAN, Wi-fi, cordless handset, built in answering machine, inexpensive

Slow print speeds, printer comes bundled in with small ink cartridges, one year warranty; instead of standard two year

We were fully satisfied with the performance of Brother MFC-990CW. Sure it has some drawbacks like Ethernet and USB ports are located inside printer but the great printouts eclipse these shortcoming, we will recommend this printer for home use.

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Brother MFC-990CW

 

Brother's MFC-990CW has all the features and gadgetry anyone will ever need from a device the size of two stacked Yellow Pages. Just don't expect it t...

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic document feeder, dedicated photo media tray, detailed and fast scans, touch panel

Print speeds are horribly slow, some photo quality inconsistencies, poor colour accuracy in scanned images

Brother's MFC-990CW is a trade-off between features and quality. Although you do get a lot for the price, basic functions like printing and scanning could be improved.

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Brother MFC-990CW All-In-One Inkjet

 

If you want a printer that covers all the bases, Brother's MFC-990CW fits the bill.

Brother's bundled software suite handles all main functions, such as scanning and OCR, uploading photos and of course printing.

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Brother MFC-990CW review

 

Not that the Brother MFC-990CW's is the best toucscreen example we've seen. While the photo enhancing feature is good, the screen is less responsive and the image not as easy to read as it could be.

You’ll like the Brother MFC-990CW more for its vast range of features than its sizzling performance – given the asking price, you can get better photo and text printers then this one. But with its range of fax, phone and photo-friendly features, its...

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Brother MFC-990CW

 

The Brother MFC-990CW is a speedy, fully capable all-in-one device that earns our recommendation for an individual or a family that will make use of its touchscreen and telephone/answering machine.

Triple-interface connectivity includes USB, Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN ; Interactive 4.2-inch touchscreen LCD ; 5.8GHz digital handset and answering machine built-in ; Inexpensive ; Small and stylish

Slow print speed ; Suffers the same mechanical errors affecting other Brother printers ; Ships with starter ink cartridges ; Short one-year warranty ; No USB cord included

Brother backs the MFC-990CW with a one-year limited warranty. Brother's website provides more support by way of manuals, FAQs, service centre locations, and software downloads.

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Brother MFC-990CW

 

The Brother MFC-990CW is a speedy, fully capable all-in-one device that earns our recommendation for an individual or a family that will make use of its touchscreen and telephone/answering machine.

Triple-interface connectivity includes USB, Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN, Interactive 4.2-inch touchscreen LCD, 5.8GHz digital handset and answering machine built-in, Inexpensive, Small and stylish

Slow print speed, Suffers the same mechanical errors affecting other Brother printers, Ships with starter ink cartridges, Short one-year warranty, No USB cord included

The Brother MFC-990CW is a speedy, fully capable all-in-one device that earns our recommendation for an individual or a family that will make use of its touchscreen and telephone/answering machine.

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Brother MFC-990CW all-in-one printer

 

A lot of functions in a small box, but print quality and especially speed don't shine out.

If you know what you're looking for when considering this machine and its compactness and multi-function design are paramount, you wonââ'¬â"¢t be disappointed. The inclusion of a DECT phone and answering machine is handy, and the touchscreen is...

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Brother - MFC-990CW

 

The MFC-990CW is the highest specification model of a new batch of five A4 All-in-One inkjet printers that Brother has released, using the same engine as a similar recent series of multifunction A3 printers. As you'd ...

A stylish and heavy multifunction all-in-one printer that has user friendly controls and wireless connectivity, but is let down by variable image quality, particularly from scans and copies.

Product Specifications

The MFC-990cw is a feature packed wireless all-in-one printer, copier, scanner and fax. Using the 4.2" color TouchScreen display, it is easy to preview faxes, enhance and edit photos, and view help menus. Photos can also be printed directly from most Bluetooth wireless technology enabled hand held devices. This model includes a digital answering machine with full duplex speakerphone and 5.8GHz digital cordless handset.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:22ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.8in
Height:7.1in
Weight:18.7lbs
Width:18.4in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Brother/Hewlett-Packard
Model:990cw/BLc3000 Onboard Administrator / BLc3000 Dual Onboard Administrator
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC/HP

Memory

Standard Memory:48MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Networking

Type:Remote management adapter / Network management device

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
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:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB host

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:33ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):33ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:27ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):27ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi