Brother Introduces the New SOHO Line of Multifunction Printers

BrotherFor those familiar with Brother they are probably best known as the manufacturers of the P-Touch and those hardy small business focused all-in-one printers. Hardy machines that don’t usually have many bells and whistles because it does a good job and doing what it does best – being an affordable machine that serves your printing, faxing, and scanning needs.  So I was pleasantly surprised when I got  chance to view some of their latest products. It looks like Brother is breaking out of the office supply catalog and are attempting to touch those regular consumers that may not have known much more than that they are the machine they use in the office.

The new SOHO Series is a good example of the latest lineup from Brother that feature nice style and with good quality. They have even covered them with the coveted high-gloss piano black, now you know they are a contender.

New MFC-295CN key features:
–    Built-in Ethernet
–    Up to 33B/W and 27 Color ppm
–    Media cards slots & Pictbridge/USB direct interface
–    Easy to change front-loading ink cartridges
–    14.4Kbps Fax Modem
–    Up to 100 sheet paper capacity

New MFC-495CW key features:
All the features of the MFC-295CN, plus:
–    Flexible Wireless & Ethernet network interface
–    Widescreen 3.3” Color LCD Display
–    Up to 20 sheet Photo Bypass Tray
–    Up to 35 B/W and 28 Color ppm
–    33.6 kbps Fax / Modem
–    Auto-crop mode which allows users to scan multiple documents and save as individual files or pages in one pass
–    Ink Save Mode
–    Up to 100 sheet paper capacity

New MFC-795CW key features:
All the features of the MFC-495cw, plus:
–    5” TouchScreen Color LCD Display
–    Built-in answering machine

The MFC-295CN will retail for $99.95 and make its way to stores mid-September. The same can be said for the MFC-495CW which will retail for $129.99 in mid-September.The MFC-795CW will retail for $179.99 and arrive mid-October.

I have to say I was impressed that the ink was easily replaceable with their new tube technology. It makes replacing an ink cartridge that much easier and without having  to expose the guts of your printer to get to it. With affordable pricing, sleek and compact looks – it looks like Brother has broken out of the office supply catalog stereotype with this line-up.

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