Brother MFC-790CW Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer


All-in-one printer have become very popular, especially since more and more and more people are working from home. These home offices need something that can do everything for them as space is limited to have several devices around, and with most home offices the computer is also their personal computer, so it’s nice to have a machine that does everything for business and personal use.

A little while ago I took a look at an excellent all-in-one printer from Epson, the Workforce 600, today for review I’ve got another, this one is from Brother, it’s the MFC-790CW. It’s almost as feature packed as the Epson, but the Brother has a phone built in, LCD touchscreen and voice messaging center as well, something the Epson did not have.

The Brother MFC-790CW is an excellent choice for the home office or small business that needs something that can do everything.

As usual please check out the unboxing video first and then continue on:

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I already own a Brother MFC and I found the basic interface to be the same, with the exception that now you can customize it to your personal liking. You can use the standard interface or the flash based version, which is animated and looks more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

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As you know the built in LCD screen is a touchscreen and I figured a video would be the easiest way to show you how it works and show you all of the options, so check out the video and continue on for the rest of the review:

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as for settings there are the standard settings that you’d expect to find for the printer, you can make all of your adjustments etc though here:

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Here’s a picture of the Epson Workforce 600  and the Brother MFC-790CW printers to give you an idea of size:


Obviously the Epson is a bit larger, but they weigh about the same, and both are large and heavy really.

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The Brother MFC-790CW is a good choice for a small business or home office on a budget, for under $200 you can get a machine that will handle most any office activities you need it to do including voicemail, faxing and copying.

Of course it does have it’s problems, the included ink will not last long, especially in a business setting, you’ll be buying it shortly after the initial purchase.

The LCD touchscreen is one of the main features and it’s not that good honestly, the overall quality is just not what I expected, when something is the focal point as this is, you really expect it to be one of the best parts of the device and it’s not at all.

Well made
Full of features
Easy setup and use
Near laser quality
Ink is inexpensive
Built in phone and messaging center
Ink dries very fast, no smudges
Excellent quality pictures

Includes trial ink cartridges will have to buy more soon after purchase
LCD screen resolution quality is not good
Long print time for full 8×10 photos
Large and heavy


  16 comments for “Brother MFC-790CW Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer

  1. carla
    December 2, 2008 at 2:39 am

    cant install my printer…..need administrador password and i dont have it what can i do?

  2. Thee Critic GoD
    January 28, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Okay… I have played with the Epson and this by far supercedes the Epson Printer. I’m tired of Epsons, I had one and this printer is way more advanced, for some reason yours must be screwed up because at the beginning of the footage I seen you handling the unit pretty rough. Anyhow, it’s an awesome unit, stop nick pickin bro! screen…. lol.

  3. William Rutherford
    January 13, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I have a MFC-790CW all-in-one Printer and I need the installation instructions. Can you e-mail them to me?

    William Rutherford

  4. Salim
    May 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    bought a multi function printer, copier, scan and fax 7420 within 2 years the motherboard blew the technician says have to buy new machine. very very dissapointed

  5. May 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    How can I get a Installation CD ROM for a MFC-790CW all in one printer?

  6. Charles
    September 8, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Can’t get to print in black. changed out all ink and still does not work. what do I need to do next?please help

    • HL
      October 30, 2010 at 9:25 am

      Hi. Did you solve this problem? If yes, how 🙂 ? I have the same…

  7. October 26, 2010 at 7:22 am

    That was a pretty awesome printer! Definitely modernized by putting all possible features in one printer.

  8. November 29, 2010 at 6:21 am

    That seems a really good printer. Great review!

  9. Anonymous
    July 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Brother MFC-790CW Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer is one of the best all in one printer. It has best advantage is that it’s ink is inexpensive. But it’s LCD screen resolution quality is not good. It is inkjet printer but it is near laser quality.

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