Print, scan, copy and fax for $40: Brother MFC-J485DW printer is half off

Brother's versatile all-in-one is on sale for 50 percent off.

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Is your home office mostly, but not entirely, paperless? Then a compact, light-duty printer should do the trick. Like this one: For a limited time, Best Buy has the Brother MFC-J485DW wireless all-in-one for $39.99 shipped (plus tax). It normally costs $79.99.

Despite its diminutive, desk-friendly proportions, the J485DW can print, scan, copy and fax. It features a 20-sheet auto document feeder and supports automatic duplex printing. It's also AirPrint and Google Cloud Print-friendly.

As with other Brother printers, this one works with inexpensive third-party ink cartridges -- so consumables won't bleed you dry. Nearly 3,000 Best Buy customers collectively rated this model 4.4 stars. I wouldn't choose this if you do a lot of printing, but for the occasional job, it looks like an ideal office-mate.

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