June 12, 2007 – Building on the single-pass laser technology released with the HL-4000 series color laser printers in March of 2007, Brother International today announced the release of two new printers in the MFC-9000 Color Laser Multifunction Center series, the MFC-9440CN and the MFC-9840CDW. These new printers bring all the powerful multifunction capabilities—print, scan, copy, and fax—to an affordable street price of $699 and $849, respectively. The MFC-9440CN will be available this month and the MFC-9840CDW will be released in September of this year.
|Brother MFC-9440CN ||Brother MFC-9840CDW|
These printers feature print and copy speeds of 21 ppm and 17 cpm, respectively—on par or subpar with many other color lasers regardless of price point. The MFC-9440 and the MFC-9840 exceed their peers in dpi, with a maximum print resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi and a maximum scan resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi. Both units have a standard input paper tray capacity of 250 sheets, expandable to 800 sheets, a 50-sheet manual feed tray, and 150-sheet output tray, expandable to 500 sheets. High-speed USB 2.0 and 10/100 BaseTx Ethernet connectivity are standard, and both units are Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.2.4 compatible. In addition to the typical USB and Ethernet connectivity standard on many other Brother printers and most other laser printers in this class, the 9000 series also features a USB port that allows interface with flash drives and PictBridge cameras, a feature not typically seen on laser printers. The MFC-9440CN features 64 megabytes of memory, a letter-size scanner platen, a 35-page auto document feeder, a 2-line LCD display, and 16 one-touch fax memory button locations. The MFC-9840CDW ramps it up a notch with additional memory of 128 megabytes, 802.11 b/g wireless interface, a legal-size scanner platen, automatic duplexing, a 50-page auto document feeder, a 5-line LCD display, and 40 one-touch fax memory button locations. As for toner, both multifunction centers come with 17,000-page capacity standard cartridges and a drum unit. Replacement standard and high-yield toner packages are available for the MFC-9000 printers. Black cartridges are available in 2,500-page and 5,000-page yields, for $59.99 and $92.99, respectively. Three individual color cartridges will be available in 1,500-page and 4,000-page yields for $69.99 and $129.99, respectively.
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