Brother International Corp. on Tuesday introduced the MFC-7420 and MFC-7820N, two new flatbed multi function centers compatible with Macs and Windows PCs. Expected to hit retail store shelves in March, the MFC-7420 and MFC-7820N will cost US$299.99 and $349.99 respectively.
Both devices are based on black and white laser printer technology, and can work as standalone fax machines and copiers as well as printers. They both feature USB 2.0 interfaces, 250-sheet capacity lower trays, 35-page sheet feeders, 20 page per minute print and copy speed and 2400 x 600 dot per inch printing capability.
The MFC-7420 features a 14.4Kbps fax and 16MB RAM RAM; the MFC-7820N sports a 33.6Kbps fax, 32MB RAM, and Ethernet networking capability. Included with the scanners is Presto! PageManager for Mac, software for viewing documents and Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
Brother says the two new MFC systems feature a two-piece consumable combination; the system comes with a starter toner cartridge that’s good for about 1,500 pages; replacement toner cartridges yield about 2,500 pages, while drum units last for about 12,000 pages.
System requirements call for Mac OS X 10.2.4 or higher or Mac OS 9.1 or higher. The systems are also compatible with Windows 98 or higher.