Brother MFC-440CN review: Brother MFC-440CN

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good

Average User Rating

0.5 stars 1 user review
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The Good Extremely easy to use. Good range of functions.

The Bad Colour balance has bias towards brown. Very slow unless in draft mode. Image sharpness could be better.

The Bottom Line The Brother MFC-440CN is a very flexible multifunction printer well suited to light use in a home office.

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Well known for making office equipment such as printers and faxes, Brother's range also includes sewing machines and electronic typewriters (yes -- some people still use these). The Brother MFC-44CN is a multifunction device designed to print, copy, scan and fax documents, as well as to provide direct photo printing capability from memory cards or cameras. Its functional range makes it a very handy space saver in a busy home office where it can replace multiple devices.

Design
This is a snazzy looking, compact, silver and black machine. It makes a feature of its control panel -- including colour LCD display and an array of well labelled buttons. Camera and card ports are readily accessible at the front of the machine and a small overhang offers some dust protection. The network and USB ports are hidden neatly inside the machine -- plugging in a cable means lifting the cover as you would when changing the ink and slotting the lead into the appropriate groove.

The unit has an internal paper drawer which is great, but it could be somewhat larger -- 100 sheets of paper just don't last very long! To be fair this is a double-barrelled tray. It also boasts the capacity for 20 sheets of 10x15 photo paper to be loaded through the uppermost section. In general terms, the overall function is not compromised by the smooth form and this unit proved to be very easy to use.

Features
The MFC-440CN can not only print, copy, scan and fax documents, it is also well set up for handling photos with SD, xD, MemoryStick, CF and PictBridge ports to manage direct image capture and print without needing your computer. There is an Ethernet port permitting networking in a small office, as well as a built in speaker phone.


As well as its print, copy, scan and fax capabilities, the Brother MFC-44CN provides direct photo printing from memory cards or cameras.

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Brother MFC 440CN - multifunction printer ( colour )

Part Number: MFC-440CN

Typical Price: $279.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

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  • Type fax / copier / printer / scanner
  • Printing Technology ink-jet
  • Max Original Size Legal (216 x 356 mm)
  • Optical Resolution 600 x 2400 dpi
  • Functions fax