For a surprisingly low price, the Brother MFC-255CW combines every multifunction feature with built-in wired and wireless networking, as well as some excellent photo features. Combine that with the affordable price of Brother MFC-255CW ink, and you've got a very economical machine for the home or small office user.
Despite its many features, the Brother MFC-255CW is also very compact, with an appealing all-black design that catches the eye. It measures 5.9 inches by 15.4 inches by 14.4 and weighs 15.9 pounds. The single black Brother MFC-255CW ink cartridge has a capacity of 450 pages, while each of the color cartridge have a capacity of 325 pages. The slightly smaller capacities of the Brother MFC-255CW inkjet cartridges make them a little more expensive than some other Brother models on a cost per page basis, but costs are still lower than much of the competition.
The machine can print, scan, copy, and fax. It also includes wireless networking support of 802.11b and 802.11g standards. It can act as a wireless hub when no network is present, or integrate into an existing wifi network. Many of its features can operate in standalone mode. Copying and faxing can be done without connecting to a computer or network, and even printing from memory cards or USB thumb drives can be done in standalone mode.
In their review of the Brother MFC-255CW inkjet, About.com praised its excellent print quality, especially for photos. They also found its wireless networking easy to set up and very useful. The thought is print speeds were fairly slow, and much slower than the rated speeds from Brother.
Overall, the Brother MFC-255CW combines the full compliment of multifunction features in a very compact and affordable machine. It should appeal to home or small office users who have small spaces and small budgets. If users can put up with its slow printing speeds, it offers a lot of bang for the buck.
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