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Brother MFC 5890 CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 931 reviews of Brother MFC 5890 CN. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the noise and size are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good views. There are some critical opinions about the durability and paper handling, while there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

usability, performance, price, size, noise

paper handling, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother MFC 5890 CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC 5890 CN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Brother MFC 5890 CN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and noise are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the paper handling. The design and reliability get critical opinions.

price, usability, performance, noise, size

durability, reliability, design

85% 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 5890 CN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Brother MFC 5890 CN 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 really like the paper handling. The durability is also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the usability.

multifunction, durability, paper handling

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Brother MFC-5890CN review: Brother MFC-5890CN

 

Brother MFC-5890CN

Low cost to print; two-year warranty.

Poor output quality; slow print times; awkward build quality; outdated design; lacks wireless networking.

The Brother MFC-5890CN all-in-one is hands down the worst printer to take up space in our lab. From the irritating initial set up to the horrendous output quality and slow print speed, this device is the easiest way to flush $200 down the drain.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Brother MFC-5890CN

 

Brother aims at the ambitious small office with its $200 MFC-5890CN color inkjet multifunction printer, whose wide-format capability and cheap inks increase your in-house publishing potential without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, it's slow, and its...

Wide-format printing; good documentation ; High-yield inks bundled with unit

Slow text printing; pricey black ink ; No duplexing

Small offices will like this machine's versatility and its cheap inks; however, it's pretty slow.

Nov, 2008

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Brother MFC-5890CN multifunction printer

 

Brother's MFC-5890CN is a six-in-one inkjet multifunction device that allows you to print, scan, photocopy, read memory cards, and send and receive fa...

A3 printing, good photo quality, easy-to-use front panel, not a space hog

Slow in our document printing test, inks can be tricky to install, scanner didn't pick up fine details

If you want an A3 multifunction device that's affordable and won't take up too much space in your home or office, the Brother MFC-5890CN is the ideal choice. We found it easy to use, it produced good quality photo prints and its ongoing running costs...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother MFC-5890CN All-In-One Inkjet

 

Brother's MFC-5890CN is an all-in-one printer with purpose that can also print to A3.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Brother MFC-5890CN review: Brother MFC-5890CN

 

Brother MFC-5890CN

Low cost to print; two-year warranty.

Poor output quality; slow print times; awkward build quality; outdated design; lacks wireless networking.

The Brother MFC-5890CN all-in-one is hands down the worst printer to take up space in our lab. From the irritating initial set up to the horrendous output quality and slow print speed, this device is the easiest way to flush $200 down the drain.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother MFC-5890CN review

 

If you need A3 prints, but not exacting print quality, this is an inexpensive solution.

Feb, 2009

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

Brother MFC-5890CN review

 

We like the Brother MFC-5890CN's control panel. The buttons are clearly marked and logically arranged, and the 3.3in colour LCD makes navigating options easy. Our only quibbles: the menus don't rotate, and the difference between the 'Clear/Back' and...

If time is money, the Brother MFC-5890CN hurts on both counts. It makes you wait forever for plain-text pages that also cost more because of the pricey black ink. Wide-format printing remains rare in this price range, however, so if you need that...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Simon Williams (reghardware.co.uk)

Brother MFC-5890CN inkjet all-in-one A3 printer

 

A capable all-in-one, including photo print, fax and A3 printing. A good, widescreen LCD, too.

If you need the facility to print A3 pages, this machine can save you around £70 over the full A3 scanning and copying model. It produces reasonable print, but not nearly as quickly as Brother would have you believe.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Brother MFC-5890CN review

 

If time is money, the Brother MFC-5890CN hurts on both counts. It makes you wait forever for plain-text pages that also cost more because of the pricey black ink. Wide-format printing remains rare in this price range, however, so if you need that...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (reseller.co.nz)

Brother MFC-5890CN multifunction printer

 

Wide-format capability and cheap inks increase in-house publishing potential without breaking the bank

If time is money, the Brother MFC-5890CN hurts on both counts: It makes you wait forever for plain-text pages that also cost more because of the pricey black ink. Wide-format printing remains rare in this price range, however, so if you need that...

Nov, 2008

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