updated 10:30 pm EDT, Tue October 7, 2008
Brother ships new printers
Brother has launched its next generation of inkjet printers, with printing, copying, scanning and faxing capabilities on all three new models. Its flagship MFC-790CW also includes a 4.2-inch touch screen and wireless networking. The 790 model includes 802.11 b/g wireless network support for printing without wires and supporting multiple PCs at once, direct printing from media cards and through its PictBridge interface and a 15-page automatic document feeder. It also has front-loading inks, a telephone handset with a digital answering machine built in and prints at a 33 page per minute rate.
The other two printers in the new line are the MFC-490CW and MFC-290C. The 290 model features PictBridge support, 30 pages per minute printing, built-in media card slots and fax capabilities. The 490 model adds a 3.3-inch touch screen, 33 pages per minute print-rate and wireless network support.
The three models are shipping today, with the MFC-290C listing for $100, the MFC-490CW at $130 and the flagship MFC-790CW selling at $180. All feature a one-year express-exchange limited warranty.