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Old 08-10-2008
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Brother intros new line of multifunction printers


Brother's Easy-to-Use MFC-790 All-in-One Meets Home Office Needs With Fast Printing, Copying, Scanning and Faxing and a TouchScreen for $179.99#

Brother International Corporation today introduced its next generation, color inkjet line to provide home office and small office professionals with a robust all-in-one machine. Each model in the line is outfitted with the essential tools for reliable printing, copying, scanning and faxing, and the MFC-790CW includes an easy-to-navigate TouchScreen and wireless networking. With this new all-in-one line, Brother continues its leadership in understanding the needs of today's home offices and small offices by providing an abundance of features in one small footprint.

Available as of October 2008 and retailing for approximately $179.99#, the MFC-790CW is the line's flagship model. The user-friendly unit offers a plethora of features important to every office environment, such as:

Brother multifunction printer MFC-290C
  • 802.11 b/g wireless networking for easy connection to multiple PCs via a wireless or wired connection
  • 4.2 inch TouchScreen for easy menu navigation
  • Direct photo printing on demand from media slots and PictBridge interface
  • Photo enhancement and editing features on-screen
  • Up to 15 page automatic document feeder
  • User-friendly front loading cartridges
  • Convenient telephone handset
  • Separate color ink cartridges for efficient replacement
  • The MFC-790CW also boasts a sleek and stylish design, with rounded curves, a glossy piano black finish, enhanced control panel design, and blue back-lit lights.

"Brother is dedicated to developing technology that is not only innovative but also is easy-to-operate and user-friendly," explains Brother's Senior Marketing Manager Marie Le. "From its compact design to the most necessary all-in-one features, the MFC-790CW was developed to make home office users' lives easier at an affordable price."

Brother multifunction printer MFC-490CW

The MFC-790CW covers the essential needs for today's home office and small office, whether the user wants to print brilliant color photos or is on deadline to print and copy business documents. The machine also offers a built-in answering machine and telephone to streamline the office.

Brother's all-in-one line includes the following models:
  • MFC-290C ($99.99#): up to 30 ppm color and 25 ppm black printing speed, built-in fax function, automatic document feeder, media card slots, PictBridge/ USB direct interface
  • MFC-490CW ($129.99#): all the features of the MFC-290C, plus up to 33 ppm color and 27 ppm black printing speed, a widescreen 3.3 inch color LCD display, built-in wireless and Ethernet networking and photo bypass tray
  • MFC-790CW ($179.99#): all the features of the MFC-490C, plus a TouchScreen 4.2 inch color LCD display, built-in answering machine and telephone

Brother multifunction printer MFC-790CW

All models are currently shipping.

Each all-in-one comes with Brother's One-Year Express Exchange limited warranty. The entire line will be available for purchase at national office superstores as well as other retailers, dealers and online resellers.
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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.
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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.
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