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Canon imageClass / i-Sensys MF4890DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Canon imageClass / i-Sensys MF4890DW. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The paper handling and price are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the noise and usability are mixed. The reliability and durability get less positive views.

performance, price, paper handling, design, size

multifunction, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon imageClass / i-Sensys MF4890DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon imageClass / i-Sensys MF4890DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon imageClass / i-Sensys MF4890DW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and performance. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the multifunction.

usability, design, price, performance, noise

multifunction

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon i-SENSYS MF4890dw All-In-One Mono Multifunctional Laser Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax with Wi-FiCanon i-SENSYS MF4890dw All-In-One Mono Multifunctional Laser Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax with Wi-Fi

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Canon imageClass MF4890dw

 

The Canon imageClass MF4890dw delivers duplex scanning in a micro and small office monochrome laser MFP.

Fast. Prints, scans, faxes, copies. Duplex printing. Duplexing automatic document feeder. Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi support is for infrastructure mode only.

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Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon i-SENSYS MF4890dw

 

Canon's i-SENSYS MF4890dw is a compact mono laser all-in-one with wireless connection and full duplex print, copy and scan.

Dedicated scan and copy functions, Paper tray cover, Clear controls

Annoying wake-up button, No XL cartridge option, Poor driver interface

May, 2013

Expert review by: Martyn Clayden (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon i-SENSYS MF4890dw review

 

Canon's latest i-SENSYS MF4890dw is a compact multifunction mono laser printer with a good stack of features. Styled in ubiquitous cream and black, this is a lightweight printer (13.4kg) that won't take up much space on a work surface, measuring just...

Canon seems to have hit a target with its new compact MFP mono laser printer as it combines a broad range of features with fast speeds, good print quality, if unexceptional running costs.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon i-Sensys MF4890dw review

 

A smart mono laser MFP for the small office, but it could be cheaper to run

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (crn.com.au)

Review: Canon imageClass MF4890dw

 

A low-cost mono MFP that combines fast print speeds with a useful array of features.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Rahul (pcquest.com)

Canon imageClass MF4890dw - PCQuest

 

Canon MF4890dw is a monochrome laser MFP. Setting up the device is not troublesome at all. You can connect the MFP directly to a PC through USB 2.0 port. The

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The Canon imageClass MF4890dw monochrome laser multifunction printer proves as a show stealer with its extra ordinary MFP features along with the flexibility to scan both sides of a page for duplex (two-sided) scanning, copying, and faxing.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Awesome printer if you have a reliable router.

 

From my experience, I'd recommend you install it using an ethernet cable unless you're extremely close to your wireless router. I look at the price and can't help but think I got a sweet bargain! I paid $200 for this printer and toner and now the price...

Good speed, not too heavy, and has all the necessary components of a base office printer. When this printer works, it works well.

An annoying thing happens when the printer loses connection to your WiFi router. It will reset to some default IP address and it's a pain in the rear end to reconnect and set everything up again. This happens a lot now days since my router was a bit...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Happy camper (newegg.com)

Great printer for home or small office

 

Great value for the price ; Very easy setup ; I can print from my smartphone with the downloadable app ; Duplex printing at this price is a bonus

None so far

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: John C. (newegg.com)

Great printer for home or small office

 

Great value for the price. Very easy setup. I can print from my smartphone with the downloadable app. Duplex printing at this price is a bonus.

None so far

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):25 / 26
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
Time to first copy (black, normal):8.7 / 9

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / White

Display

Display:CGD / LCD
Display number of lines:5

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240 / 220-240 / 230
Energy saving mode: Yes
Power consumption (off):1.4
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.1
Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):520

Fax

Auto-redialing: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:113 / 114
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:256
Fax resolution:200 x 400
Fax resolution (black & white):200 x 400
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):103
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:103
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Paper input type:Cassette / Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, TKIP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 30

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color: Yes
Color all-in-one functions:No / Scan
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.5 x 14.2 / 15.4 x 17.5 x 14.2
Duplex (double-sided): Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Full duplex: Yes
Legal: Yes
Network ready: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Power supply type:AC
Scan file formats:BMP, JPG, PDF, PNG, TIFF
Scanner integrated: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:10, C5 / 10, C5, DL / 10, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:215 x 355 mm / 356 x 216 mm / A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:215 x 355 mm / 356 x 216 mm / A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 163
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight (imperial):16 - 43
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter, Statement
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Heavy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 163
Standard tray media weight (imperial):16 - 43 / 60 - 163

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print / Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / No / Print, Scan / Scan
Economical printing: No
Faxing:Mono faxing
Management protocols:SNMPv1
Maximum duty cycle:10000
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:Black
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
Optional connectivity:Ethernet, Wireless LAN
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240 / 220-240 / 230
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (average operating):0.9 / 1320 / 520 / 560
Power consumption (off):1.4
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.1
Power consumption (standby):5

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 600
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.197
Print resolution (black, normal quality):1200 x 600 / 600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):25 / 26
Standard printer languages:UFRII-LT
Time to first page (black, normal):5.8 / 6
Warm-up time:13.5

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF / JPG, PNG, TIF
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, FTP, Image / USB
Scan type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:51
Duplex printing noise level:51
Noise level (idle):51
Print noise level:51
Printing noise level:51
Scanning noise level:51

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:128
Maximum memory:128

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.2 / 17.5
Height:14.2 / 17.5
Package weight:620.8
Weight:29.5 / 472
Width:15.4