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Brother MFC-990CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and print quality are on the whole positive. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the performance. Many are less positive about the reliability and noise.

usability, design, value for money, print quality, build 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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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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Decent for the price

 

I decided to write a long review after sponging off of so many others for so long. This is my first review of ANYTHING!

Happy with print speed, color photo quality, fax with only 1 phone line, setup for ethernet/LAN connection, touch screen menus, PC scan software ; Never a jam

Mechanicals are terrible ; Scan feeder which commonly tilts/skews it, also misses sheets ; Printer feeder for commonly grabs sheets poorly ; Handset gives weird feedback sometimes ; Confusing answer machine ; Sometimes blurry print - could be cheap ink

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Terrible Print Quality

 

Fro as a printerm the first, black is grey and colours are washed out. All Brother could say is that I should try some other paper. I am at maximum vivid setting but it makes little difference. The paper is a good quality one that I have used with...

Lots of features

Unacceptable print quality. So basically useless

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good printer for the money... Tons of features

 

The cordless phone works GREAT, very good idea EXCEPT it doesn't have MUTE button!! Can believe in this day and age they left this out!! Big oversight. Would be good if phone has Bluetooth capability. BT is only used for printing... (big whoopie......

This printer has ALMOST everything you need

Phone does not have MUTE button ; Printing images can be slow

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a fantastic product to use once set up

 

i love the wireless printing and scanning from my laptop but find using the phone attached a problem as i often do not get to the phone fast enough and there is no option to extend the amount of rings before the machine kicks in. I dont like how...

i like that it has wireless printing,scanning and is all a home or office needs

set up is too difficult to do and have spent days trying to restore my wireless options and can not find the help i need and i cant find out on the cd-rom or the booklet how to use it with a wired connection so i have to pay someone to come fix it

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Terrible Print Quality

 

Fro as a printerm the first, black is grey and colours are washed out. All Brother could say is that I should try some other paper. I am at maximum vivid setting but it makes little difference. The paper is a good quality one that I have used with...

Lots of features

Unacceptable print quality. So basically useless

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good printer for the money... Tons of features

 

The cordless phone works GREAT, very good idea EXCEPT it doesn't have MUTE button!! Can believe in this day and age they left this out!! Big oversight. Would be good if phone has Bluetooth capability. BT is only used for printing... (big whoopie......

This printer has ALMOST everything you need

Phone does not have MUTE button ; Printing images can be slow

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good printer for the money... Tons of features

 

The cordless phone works GREAT, very good idea EXCEPT it doesn't have MUTE button!! Can believe in this day and age they left this out!! Big oversight.

This printer has ALMOST everything you need

Phone does not have MUTE button ; Printing images can be slow

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
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