The Brother MFC-495CW could be described as a "kitchen sink" multifunction printer, as it includes nearly every feature imaginable. It does come with a few sacrifices, however, such as slower printing speeds. Brother MFC-495CW ink costs tend to be a bit high, as well. Its compact size and affordable price may make up for some of these shortcomings, however.
Brother MFC-495CW ink cartridges are divided into individual color tanks, which makes it easy to replace only the empty color or colors. This is a cost-saving feature, but Brother MFC-495CW inkjet cartridges tend to be priced a bit higher than the competition, meaning a higher cost of ownership. Buyers should calculate ink costs to judge how much impact this will have for their specific needs.
The Brother MFC-495CW has an impressive array of features. It can print, scan, copy, and fax. Each function is a little more full-featured than one might expect from its low price. Faxing supports Super G3 transmission speeds, for example, and scanning offers multiple one-button sending options, such as scan-to-email. The unit also features both wired and wireless networking connectivity. It can even act as a wifi hub if no existing wireless network is present, so that wireless devices can connect to it directly.
In their review of the Brother MFC-495CW inkjet, Computer Shopper gave it a rating of 5.5 out of 10. They liked its stylish design and compact frame. They also liked its onscreen interface and good scan quality. They found its slow printing speeds frustrating, and its paper tray to be difficult to load. They also found its draft printing quality to be much lighter than competing models.
Overall, the Brother MFC-495CW offers a lot of features for a very low price, and its compact size should appeal to users with limited space. Higher ink costs will negate some of its upfront savings, however, and slow speeds might be a problem for busy users.
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