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All In One inkjets- Opinion on Brother 5440 ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 02, 2006 11:22AM
Time to replace the scanner (which is toast) with an all in one unit. The Brother MCF-5440CN all in one (Scan, fax, Print, etc) with ethernet is on sale at officemax for $99 AR.

Anyone use it with their OSX network ?
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Re: All In One inkjets- Opinion on Brother 5440 ?
Posted by: elmo3
Date: June 02, 2006 12:15PM
I have one of their monochrome laser AIO machines, the 7820N; absolutely fantastic software and capabilities.

OS X, OS9, Windows....great stuff.



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Re: All In One inkjets- Opinion on Brother 5440 ?
Posted by: LaserKun
Date: June 02, 2006 12:21PM
I have the 420 CN, and it is great. Good OS X support
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Re: All In One inkjets- Opinion on Brother 5440 ?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: June 02, 2006 12:28PM
I purchased the 5840cn, based largely on the recommendations of Robert M on this board and the old ghost town as well.

Works great. This one is hardwired into the wireless router. Both my wife's Dull laptop and my newly purchased MacBook print to it wirelessly without any problems. Wireless scanning to the Mac works fine. Haven't really gotten it to work with the Dull, but haven't really tried that hard b/c it's not important to us.

Faxing and copying work great as well.



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Re: All In One inkjets- Opinion on Brother 5440 ?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: June 02, 2006 02:21PM
I have a 5440 right now, and had a 5840 before (which is now in use by a friend). Excellent; great Mac support. Use it for scanning as well.

I've switched to pagesender for most of my faxing needs, mostly to conserve paper (and ink) but it's a champ as a fax as well.

Hell of a deal @ $99.



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Re: All In One inkjets- Opinion on Brother 5440 ?
Posted by: Gilbert
Date: June 02, 2006 02:32PM
I ditto Zoidberg's comments. I have had one for about a year and it has worked great. I use the genereic cartridges and haven't had any problems with it. I mainly use Macs but have a couple of PCs and since it is network ready, the PCs print to it without issue.

The Dashboard widget they have showing ink level and status is also great to have and a rare find amongst other printer manufacturers.
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Re: All In One inkjets- Opinion on Brother 5440 ?
Posted by: elmo3
Date: June 03, 2006 09:42AM
And their firmware updater is also superb.

Overall, Brother does good things that most manufacturers don't.



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