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Canon Pixma MP490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 447 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and print quality. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the paper handling. There are some mixed views about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP490 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Pixma MP490

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 36 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP490 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon PIXMA MP490 Multifunction Printer (Print, Scan, Copy)

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Pixma MP490

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP490 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon PIXMA MP490 Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3745B002)

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Canon Pixma MP490

 

Canon's Pixma MP490 color inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) has a superlow price ($100 at this writing) and a simple-to-use design that should appeal to home and student users. If you print a lot, however, look elsewhere, as its ink costs are high.

Inexpensive; excellent documentation ; Simple, intuitive control panel

Garish skin tones; expensive black ink ; Poor paper tray design

It's a surprisingly decent machine for the price, but its high black ink costs are the tradeoff.

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Canon PIXMA MP490 Photo All-In-One Printer

 

Canons home printer range is vast and the aim appears to be to provide an option for every situation. The added benefit of the Canon PIXMA MP490 over other units is the LCD preview screen and memory card slot, whilst still offering the USB connectivity...

4800 x 1200 DPIMemory Card SlotPhoto Preview screenUser friendly software

No network capability

Canons PIXMA MP490 is an all-in-one multifunction printer with additional..

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Canon PIXMA MP490 inkjet multifunction

 

Canon's entry-level PIXMA MP490 inkjet multifunction lacks the small luxuries of its more expensive counterparts, like an Easy Scroll Wheel, PictBridg...

Good photo print quality, direct scanning, easy to use

No front paper cassette, no PictBridge USB port, poor LCD, expensive consumables

Not quite a bargain bin printer, Canon's PIXMA MP490 inkjet multifunction is still a decent impulse buy. It provides decent quality photo and document printing and an easy-to-use interface.

Recommended!

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Canon PIXMA MP490

 

Canon shows the way with this excellent, affordable all-in-one inkjet printer.

If you have a limited budget and want good quality printing, scanning and copying, the PIXMA MP490 should be at the top of your shortlist. Canon has sensibly concentrated on the basics, but has still managed to include a useful LCD screen and card...

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Canon Pixma MP490 review

 

We don't expect much from a machine this inexpensive, so to its credit, the Canon Pixma MP490 has some thoughtfully designed features. A small, front swing-out door protects the three media slots.

The £79 price range of the Canon Pixma MP490 MFP means tradeoffs. The high ink costs are bearable if you print infrequently; otherwise, look for a model with lower-cost inks (and a higher purchase price), such as HP's OfficeJet 6500 Wireless.

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Canon Pixma MP490 printer review

 

The Canon Pixma MP490 colour inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) has a super low price and a simple-to-use design that should appeal to home and student users. If you print a lot, however, look elsewhere, as its ink costs are high.

The £79 price range of the Canon Pixma MP490 MFP means tradeoffs. The high ink costs are bearable if you print infrequently; otherwise, look for a model with lower-cost inks (and a higher purchase price), such as HP's OfficeJet 6500 Wireless.

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Pixma MP490 : Canon PIXMA MP490

 

As part of its new season range of printing devices, Canon has released the Pixma MP490 All-in-One unit.

Printing a 102-word monochrome document in Fast, Standard and High quality modes produced 18, 16 and 6ppm. While there was a noticeable difference in quality, the Fast mode would be more than satisfactory for internal use with Standard or High being...

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Canon - PIXMA MP490

 

Multifunction printers are all the rage these days and so Canon has been responding to the surge in demand by producing a number of machines that cater for all budgets and workloads and can still be ...

If your home printing needs are modest and you can afford to spend more on ink than some of its rivals, then the Canon PIXMA MP490 produces relatively good quality images for very little outlay.

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Canon Pixma MP490

 

Canon's large, showy all-in-ones have made quite a name for themselves over the past few years, but mainly in the 100-200 price band. At the cheaper end, a few corners have had to be cut, particularly with LCD displays, but the cheap-as-chips Pixma...

The Pixma MP490 may cost a bit more to run than some of its rivals, but it's reasonably quick, very easy to maintain, well featured for a machine at its price and, above all, it produces good-quality, plain paper prints and copies, and excellent photo...

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Great Printer for Average user

 

Really an exceptional buy for the medium user, student, at home use. It's quiet and good looking as well. It may not have all the bells and whistles of the top end, but hey really how often do you really need them? The cost of the cartridges is...

EASY... I mean mullet proof installation, "IF" you read and follow their instructions ; Printing, Scanning and copying are good quality, fast and easy ; MAIN Pro... only needs 2 print cartridges! The 560 needs 5

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Product Specifications

Do you need a compact, high-quality, stylish and versatile printer that will print great borderless photos, documents and more? The PIXMA MP490 delivers 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi, 2pl and the PG-210 Black and CL-211 Color FINE ink cartridge system for superb overall print quality. Another key component the PIXMA MP490 prides itself on is ease of use so you can conveniently get the photo lab quality you want. The Auto Photo Fix II software is built right into the machine and automatically corrects your images while easy viewing and editing can be done right on the 1.8" LCD. Plus, its QuickStart feature gives you faster access to printer operations once the product is on. If you want to start scanning, Auto Scan Mode automatically recognizes the type of original you are scanning and saves it with the appropriate settings. Need some copies? No problem. Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology enables your copies to maintain the integrity of the original whether a document or photo, copy-after-copy. Don't forget, for added versatility enjoy computer-free photo printing options via compatible memory cards.

Copying

Max Copying Speed B/W:1.6ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:1.62ppm/1.6ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.1in
Height:6.1in
Weight:13lbs
Width:17.5in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MP490
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner/Copier / Printer / Scanner
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:8.4ppm / 8.4ipm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):8.4ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:4.8ppm / 4.8ipm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):4.8ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
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