Fortunately for Brother, this AIO printer outperforms its more expensive sibling. Higher-quality prints, a 3.3-inch wide-screen LCD for light photo editing and menu navigation, and a reasonable print cost place it in the same class. Normally, we don’t have much to say about Brother printer design, but the MFC-490CW stands out. At 15.4″ x 10″ x 18.1″ height, the chassis is tiny and nimble. After the parts are installed, the MFC-490CW is still considerably less obtrusive; you should have no trouble integrating this into your workspace without causing clutter. The control panel and autodocument feeder are finished in a glossy black finish that contrasts nicely with the matte gray side panels. The control panel in the center of the small multifunction pad features squishy rubber buttons, but the directional pad receives a slick, silver, plastic coating that actually makes it simpler to navigate the menus on the large 3.3-inch color LCD screen. The screen also swivels up and down in notch increments to provide a variety of viewing angles. A complete number keypad, the on/off button, and redial and hook buttons for the freestanding fax operations are located just to the left of the display. Three function buttons for fax, scan, and copy are located just to the right of the LCD, and a fourth button called “photo capture” opens a folder to view photographs on digital memory cards that you insert into the media reader located approximately midway down the front face of the printer. Compact Flash, SD, Memory Stick, and xD slots are all supported, and there’s also a PictBridge USB connector for connecting a digital camera directly. The large drawer at the bottom of the device holds blank sheets of paper, while the top serves as a landing for completed prints. The obvious problem here is that the drawer rests flat in the printer and does not extend far enough out of the device, making it difficult to retrieve outgoing prints from the output cavern. Brother forces you to press your hand into this awkward, covered grotto to recover smaller prints, so potential buyers with larger-than-average mitts should keep this in mind. We continue to have issues with the internal cable guide on the MFC-490CW, as we have with many other Brother printers. While the power port is easily accessible on the left side of the rear panel, the USB and Ethernet ports are located inside the printer. Brother makes you open the machine, prop up the lid with a plastic arm (similar to the arm on the hood of a car engine), snake the USB cable (not included in the package) through a small, plastic guide, and plug it straight into the internal components. Not only is this a unique Brother experience, but you also lose more than a foot of cable slack as a result of the significant internal looping. Lifting the lid and exposing the print head for no other reason than to plug in the USB wire feels odd. Fortunately, you can use the built-in 802.11b/g wireless print server and the simple instructions on the driver to connect the printer to a PC without requiring any wires at all.
Download Brother MFC-490CW Manual PDF (Online User’s Guide And Quick Setup Guide)
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