The Brother MFC-640CW is a full-featured multifunction device for the home or small office environment. Its print speeds are impressive, at 20 pages per minute in black and 15 pages per minute in color. Despite its wide range of features, it is surprisingly compact, and even has built-in wireless networking. Brother MFC-640CW ink costs won't break the bank over the long run.
With affordable Brother MFC-640CW ink cartridges, the machine is very economical to use. The large capacities of the Brother MFC-640CW inkjet cartridges keep its cost per page lower than most of the competition as well. The unit is very compact, measuring 6.5 inches by 17.3 inches by 17.8 inches, and weighing only 13.4 pounds. The unit supports a wide range of paper sizes up to a maximum of legal size, but only supports plain paper and photo paper types.
The feature that really sets the unit apart from similar models in its class is its built-in wireless networking support. It can support either 802.11b or 802.11g networking right out of the box, and setup is fairly simple. The machine can print, scan, copy, and fax, and includes a PC Faxing option as well, for sending faxes directly from a computer either wirelessly or directly when connected by USB. The one major drawback is its slow faxing speeds, limited to 14.4 kbps.
PCWorld Australia rated the Brother MFC-640CW inkjet 3.5 stars out of 5. They praised its multiple functions and its wifi support. They also liked its answering machine feature and well-designed faxing options. They felt that text output wasn't very sharp, and that colors sometimes had a washed-out look to them.
Overall, the Brother MFC-640CW is an excellent multifunction device that will appeal most to home and small office users who want its wireless networking feature. Competing models offer faster faxing speeds and a little better print quality, but most have higher ink costs.
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