on Tuesday introduced its MFC-845cw, a multi-function color inkjet printer that sports build-in Wi-Fi and a 5.8GHz digital cordless handset. It costs $249.99 and will be available in October.
The MFC-845cw features printing speeds of up to 27 pages per minute (PPM) black and 22PPM color, and supports up to 6000 x 1200 dot per inch (DPI) resolution. The device touts built-in Ethernet connectivity but also includes IEEE 802.11b/g wireless networking.
The cordless handset is paired to a digital answering machine; it can also be expanded with up to three additional handsets (at $89.99 each) that don’t require phone wiring to work. The answering machine can store up to 29 minutes of messages, and the device integrates a full-duplex speakerphone.
The MFC-845cw has color printing, color copying, color scanning and color faxing capabilities (as with other brother models, PC Fax Receive capability is Windows-only). It also features media card slots and a PictBridge interface for supported cameras. A 2.5-inch flip up color LCD display lets you review photos before you output them, and a photo bypass tray holds up to 20 sheets of 4 x 6-inch glossy photo paper. An automatic document feeder can hold up to 10 pages, for unattended copying, faxing and scanning.
The MFC-845cw uses Brother’s Innobella ink cartridges, and uses a four-cartridge system that only requires you to replace to color that runs out.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.4 or later.
Brother’s Web site had not been updated with information about the MFC-845cw as
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