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Brother DCP-750CW multifunction printer

£187 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Brother

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Its Wi-Fi features make the 750CW an interesting proposition for small businesses, but the price seems quite high.

Brother's admirable DCP-130C MFD charmed us with its thoughtful design and relatively modest £80 asking price. The DCP-750CW's price tag places it squarely at the other end of the market. So what are the big improvements?

Well, let's start with network connectivity. The 750CW can plug straight into a normal wired network (courtesy of the 10/100 Base-TX interface) and features 802.11b/g wireless facilities. Wi-Fi performance was quite seamless, with the Brother connecting to another PC without any problems.

The Wi-Fi feature makes the 750CW an interesting proposition for small businesses. However, we're a little disappointed that Brother didn't significantly bolster the MFD's general capabilities at the same time.

The DCP-750CW comes with a 2.5in LCD, and its memory card slots and PictBridge port make it potentially a very appealing product for photo enthusiasts. The LCD in particular makes it extremely easy to use without having to switch on your PC.

Resolution support is also quite adequate, although the optical scan resolution is a little disappointing. Scanning performance was fairly good – the Brother is reasonably fast, and while scans weren't the most detailed, the results were generally pleasing.

But as a printer the Brother didn't really live up to its heavyweight billing. Even on quoted figures, it's only slightly faster than the far cheaper DCP-130C, and we found the real-world figures almost identical. And although picture quality was decent, the colours weren't as vivid and realistic as those you can get from many £100+ MFDs.

Brother DCP-750CW Expert Verdict »

Brother DCP-750CW Scores 4.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
Max print resolution 1,200x600dpi
optical scanner resolution 600x2,400dpi
quoted print speed B=27ppm C=22ppm
actual print speed B=10.9ppm C=7.5ppm
USB 1.1/2.0
10/100 Base-TX network interface
802.11b/g
ink costs B=£11 C=£6 x 3
print life (pages) B=500 C=400 x 3
flash memory drive
digicam port
1-year warranty
398x360x180mm
7.3kg
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 8 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Wi-Fi and network features will make this an interesting printer for some. But even allowing for this, the price seems quite high considering the relatively small improvements in speed and quality that this MFD offers over the significantly cheaper DCP-130C.

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