on Tuesday introduced three new Multi-function Centre (MFC) products that are Mac and PC compatible. The MFC-240c, MFC-440cn and MFC-665cw are headed to stores cost $99.99, $149.99 and $199.99 respectively. The MFC-240c will be in stores later this month, with the other two expected to reach retailers by September.
The MFC-240c features an automatic document feeder that holds up to 10 pages, print speeds up to 25 pages per minute in black and white and 20 pages per minute in color, and print resolutions of up to 6000 x 1200 dots per inch.
The MFC-440cn is “network ready: with a built-in Ethernet interface that lets users print, scan, fax and access media cards over the network. The MFC-665cw adds wireless (IEEE 802.11b and g) networking capabilities.
Both of the networkable MFCs also include support with all major media cards and PictBridge, enabling users to connect digital cameras directly to them or to insert their camera’s digital media cards to print out images without needing the computer first. They also feature flip-up color LCD displays and a Photo Bypass Tray that holds up to 20 sheets of 4 x 6-inch photo paper without removing the standard paper.
The MFC-655cw also includes a “built-in Message Center” that provides a digital answering machine that can record up to 29 minutes of calls, and features a full-duplex speakerphone and telephone handset.
All three printers use Brother’s new Innobella ink cartridges and photo papers; they feature a four-cartridge ink series that allows users to replace individual colors when they come out.
Brother’s Web site was not updated with information about the new models as
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