The Brother MFC-685CW multifunction printer manages to fit a lot of functionality into a very compact design. Print speeds are fast, at 25 pages per minute for color prints, and 30 pages per minute for monochrome prints. Consumable cost is low, and Brother MFC-685CW ink cartridges have large capacities, for a low cost per page.
One of the most striking things about the Brother MFC-685CW is its very compact frame. It measures 7.1 inches by 18.4 inches by 14.6 inches, and weighs only 18.5 pounds. Its 7.1 inch height means it can fit into some tight spaces, though you will have to leave some room for its flatbed scanner lid to open. The single black Brother MFC-685CW inkjet cartridge has a page yield of 500 pages, while the color cartridge have capacities of 400 pages each. The color Brother MFC-685CW ink cartridges are separated by color, so users can replace them individually.
The machine can print, scan, copy, and fax. It has three connection options. A USB port allows it to connect directly to a single computer, a built-in ethernet port allows it to be easily connected and shared across a network of users, and it even has built-in wireless networking support for offices who use wifi. The printer can even act as its own wifi hub, allowing wireless devices to connect to it directly, or it can integrate into an existing wireless network.
Cnet editors gave the Brother MFC-685CW inkjet a rating of 3 stars out of 5. They praised its compact design, answering machine feature, and security features. They also like the inclusion of PictBridge and memory card support for easy photo printing. They felt it was slow at printing, faxing, and scanning, however.
Overall, home and small office users who want wireless networking and have limited space will like the Brother MFC-685CW. Its slow speeds might be a problem for very busy users.
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