With a slant toward serious office printing, the Brother MFC-6490CW should appeal more to small office users than home users. However, it doesn't have many compelling reasons to justify its high price. Rated print speeds are 35 pages per minute for monochrome and 28 pages per minute for color printer ink. Brother MFC-6490CW ink cartridges are more expensive than average.
The machine is a bit on the bulky side for its class, measuring 12.7 inches by 21.3 inches by 19.2 inches, and weighing 34.4 pounds. Part of the reason for its extra size is its ability to print larger formats, such as tabloid. The black Brother MFC-6490CW inkjet tank has a page yield of only 450 pages, though a high-yield Brother MFC-6490CW ink cartridge is available with a capacity of 900 pages for a more affordable cost per page. Each individual color printer ink tank has a capacity of 325 pages or 700 pages for the high-yield versions. The high-yield versions are the most economical choice.
The Brother MFC-6490CW can print, scan, copy and fax. It also includes both wired and wireless networking support. This allows it to be easily connected and shared to an existing wired or wireless network. It can also act as a Wi-Fi hub, so that computer users can connect to it directly, even without an existing Wi-Fi network. It has a large paper capacity for its class, able to hold up to 400 sheets.
PC Magazine made the Brother MFC-6490CW inkjet printer an editor's choice. They liked its large format printing and its extra paper capacity. They also liked its business features, such as the automatic document feeder. They found its printing speed to be a bit slow and felt that it should have included and automatic duplexing option.
Overall, the Brother MFC-6490CW is a serious business machine for the small office. Its large paper capacity and support for larger formats will be impressive for small office users who need it.
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