The Brother MFC-790CW is a multifunction printer designed for the home or small office user. It has a wide array of office functions, wireless networking capabilities, and even a full-color touch screen on its control panel. Rated printing speeds are 33 pages per minute and 27 pages per minute, for black and color, respectively. Printing at the full resolution of 1200 dpi, however, will be slower than the rated speeds. Brother MFC-790CW ink costs tend to be a bit higher than competing models.
The black Brother MFC-790CW ink cartridge has a page yield of only 450 pages, while each color cartridge has a capacity of 325 pages. This makes the cost per page higher than some of its competition, though using third-party compatible Brother MFC-790CW inkjet cartridges can help keep costs lower. The printer supports a wide variety of paper sizes, up to a maximum of legal size. It also supports many media types, such as transparencies, envelopes, and card stock.
One of the unique features of the Brother MFC-790CW is the inclusion of a full-color 4.2" touch screen display. This makes navigating the menus much easier, and the full-color screen makes previewing images very easy. The 15-sheet automatic document feeder makes it easy to fax, scan, or copy multiple pages at once, though 15 pages may be a bit limiting for busy office users.
In their professional review of the Brother MFC-790CW inkjet printer, PC World found its many features and its touch screen menu impressive. They also liked its affordable price. They found its ink costs to be a bit high, and its printing and scanning speeds to be very slow, especially compared to competing units.
Overall, the Brother MFC-790CW is a solid choice for the home or small office user. Its robust feature set and full-color touch screen make it a joy to use, and ink costs can be lowered with compatible cartridges.
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