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Brother MFC-6490CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 942 reviews of Brother MFC-6490CW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and size. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the ink consumption and paper handling. Views are divided on the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother MFC-6490CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-6490CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Brother MFC-6490CW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the print quality and paper handling. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the design, while some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-6490CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Brother MFC-6490CW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the print quality and durability. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio and Susan Silvius, PC World (pcworld.com)

Brother MFC-6490cw All-In-One Printer

 

Brother's color inkjet multifunction printer (MFP), the MFC-6490CW, adds wide-format printing capability to an already long list of functions. Unfortunately, extremely slow performance is the tradeoff.

Wide-format printing and scanning ; Roomy dual input trays; easy to use

Very slow ; Plain-paper prints look fuzzy and drab

Its wide-format capability is nice, but not its slow performance and variable print quality.

Oct, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Brother MFC-6490cw

 

Most small offices could make good use, at least occasionally, of an all-in-one (AIO) that prints and scans tabloid size (11 by 17 inches). There's only one reason why almost all stay with models limited to letter and legal size: price. Tabloid-size...

Prints and scans at up to tabloid size (11 by 17 inches). Ample paper capacity. Automatic document feeder

Slow. No duplex option

The Brother MFC-6490CW more than makes up for its slow speed by bringing tabloid-size printing and scanning to small offices on tight budgets.

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Tabloid-sized MFP with fax

 

Reviews say the Brother MFC-6490CW is a slowpoke, but it offers one advantage over most other inexpensive multifunction inkjet printers: it can scan and print tabloid-size pages up to 11 inches by 17 inches (legal size is 8.5 inches by 14 inches)....

Prints tabloid-size pages, 50-page automatic document feeder, includes fax, two paper trays, wired, wireless networking

Slow, no duplex printing, no automatic page-size detection, color oversaturated

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Rebecca Scudder (brighthub.com)

Brother MFC 6490 CW All in One Wireless Printer

 

Bright Hub reviews the Brother MFC 6490 CW, an inexpensive 11” x 17” AIO printer, taking a look at its strengths and weaknesses. It does a good job scanning large prints, and quality monochrome printing on ledger paper. It is also the only machine it...

The Brother MFC 6490 CW does a very good job of scanning, which was our main purpose for the purchase. It has the ability to produce quality black and white graphics on 11 x 17 paper - great for Auto CAD programs and other people who need large...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : ITP.net (itp.net)

Expert Review

 

Though this all-in-one isn't a speed demon, its A3 printing capabilities, compact footprint, flexible features and solid print quality make it a winner.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Saundalkar (itp.net)

Brother MFC-6490CW

 

The MFC-6490CW is designed for small offices interested in a loaded inkjet all-in-one and after putting Brother's latest to the test, we found it delivers in spades

The only area in which the Brother didn't blow our socks off was with regards to performance. Printing our 20-page monochrome and colour documents in normal quality, the 6490CW managed speeds of 4.2ppm and 3.1ppm respectively. Moving to our more...

May, 2009

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Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Brother MFC-6490CW

 

If A4 paper just isn't big enough, then Brother's MFC-6490CW might just be your next multifunction printer. It isn't the best or fastest A3 printer av...

A3 printing and scanning, quick and detailed scans, fast first-page-out times, comprehensive connectivity, low running cost

Slow printing, photo quality isn't great, no automatic duplex or CD/DVD printing

There are better standalone A3 printers available, but Brother's A3 inkjet multifunction has its merits. A low running cost caps off a decent printer.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother MFC-6490CW A3 Multi-Function Printer

 

A3 and A4 printing make Brother's latest MFP a tempting proposition, though it's a shame it can't tell between the two!

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Brother MFC-6490CW

 

We have to commend Brother for breaking new ground with the world's first A3 inkjet multifunction. It's not at all perfect but, for those in the market for a large format printer, it may just meet your requirements.

Only multifunction that will print A3. Relatively affordable for its feature set. Acceptable black and white printing.

Poor colour prints on plain A4 paper. Incredibly slow A3 prints. Huge size.

We have to commend Brother for breaking new ground with the world's first A3 inkjet multifunction. It's not at all perfect and it is incredibly cumbersome, but for those in the market for a large format printer, it may just meet your requirements.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio and Susan Silvius (techadvisor.co.uk)

Brother MFC-6490CW review

 

For £299 (it's cheaper if you shop around) the Brother MFC-6490CW gives you features galore. The integrated scanner takes wide-format media, as do the two input trays, which together take a generous 400 sheets of plain paper.

The Brother MFC-6490CW multifunction printer's wide-format capability is nice, but not its slow performance and variable print quality.

Oct, 2009

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