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Brother MP-21CDX

Brother MP-21CDX
alaAverage 4.3

5 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Brother MP-21CDX. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good views, whereas some have doubts about the ink consumption.

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On average, users rate this product 85/100.

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Brother - MP-21CDX


According to Brother, this is the smallest portable colour inkjet printer in the world, and we've certainly seen nothing quite as compact as the MP-21CDX. It's a small oblong object, with single sheets of paper being ...

The PC Card interface is a sensible idea for mobile users, since it reduces cable clutter and means that you could, for short periods, print using just your notebook's battery. Given the low power requirements of the MPC-21CDX, it surely can't be long...

Jun, 1999

Consumer review (

A grade


The Brother fax roll PC-402RF is great if you try it. Ensures smooth error free service.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Works fine


Item works fine, just replace the ribbon on the old cartridge with this. A nice, cheap alternative to buying new cartridges all the time.

Does its job

Isn't free

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

would buy again


Product is good for the price. [...]

Clean Replacement,Dries Quickly

Keyboard,No internal CDDVD

Consumer review (

I needed so I bought it.


Clean Replacement

Short Cartridge Life

Product Specifications

The MP-21CDX mobile color inkjet printer is a two-pound traveling wonder that is equally at home on the desktop. Brother includes a PCMCIA interface to connect to your laptop on the road, and a parallel port for your desktop PC back at the office. You won't sacrifice performance for convenience, either. Get up to 720 dpi results in both color and monochrome with Piezo inkjet printing technology. Prints speeds average 2 ppm for color, slightly faster for monochrome prints. To use the MP-21CDX on the road, just insert the included PCMCIA card with cable into a laptop's PCMCIA slot. No other connections are necessary, as the printer receives power and data through the PCMCIA slot. For desktop use, add the AC adapter for power and parallel cable to the PC. The straight paper path reduces jams and misfeeds of paper and envelopes up to legal size. The automatic document feeder pops up for use at the office and holds up to 30 pages. The printer uses two ink cartridges, a black/cyan and a magenta/yellow cartridge that are simple to replace. The black/cyan has a 250-page yield, the magenta/yellow has a 150-page yield. The MP-21CDX is compatible with notebooks running Windows 3.1, 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0, and comes with 31 TrueType fonts.


Consumable Type:Print ribbon

Dimensions & Weight



Consumable Subcategory:Ribbons
Media Subcategory:Special media
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits/Media
Technology:Thermal transfer


Country Kits:N/a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MP/Brother PC


Media Type:Fax paper


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables/Printing media


Type: None


Type: None


Form Factor:Desktop
Max H-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:720dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):2.5ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):2.5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:720dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Plain paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:30sheets
Type:Personal printer


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0