Careful shopping around for the DCP-130c produces plenty of prices in the $60-$80 range, which solidly captures the low-end of the MFC market. And indeed, this unit is representative of what that money usually buys for such a printer. In most ways, it's about the same as the more expensive MFC-440CN, except that it lacks an Ethernet interface and an LCD screen for photo previews, and somewhat surprisingly, also lacks fax capability. However, it does support print, scan and copy operations. The scanner supports only one sheet at a time because, perhaps, there is neither fax support nor an automatic document feeder.
The DCP-130c supports a respectable 20 ppm for color, and 25 ppm for monochrome. Copy speeds are the same as for the MFC-440CN, but without an ADF this really translates into "as fast as you can shuttle pages on and off the glass" for scanning anyway. The same software (ScanSoft PaperPort SE with OCR for Windows, and Presto! PageManager for MacOS) is also bundled with this device, and it includes the same memory card handling capabilities as well (Compact Flash, Memory Stick Pro, xD-Picture Card, and Secure Digital).
Black cartridges cost $16 and generally produce up to 500 pages of output. Color cartridges cost $15 but produce up to 400 pages. The unit also supports only the USB 2.0 interface.
- Consumer Printers Keep On Marching
- Consumables Continue To Count
- Brother MFC-440CN Inkjet All-in-One Printer
- Brother DCP-130c Color Inkjet All-in-One
- Brother MFC-665CW Photo Color All-in-One With Wireless Networking
- Dell All-in-One Printer 946
- Dell Photo All-in-One Printer 966 And Wireless 966
- Canon Pixma MP510
- Canon Pixma MP830
- Canon Pixma MP180
- Epson Stylus Photo RX620
- Epson Stylus CX7000F All-in-One Inkjet Printer
- Epson Stylus CX3810
- HP OfficeJet 5610
- HP OfficeJet 7210
- Lexmark X7350 All-in-One Printer
- Lexmark X9350 Wireless Office All-in-One