Even A3 printers are less than $500

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Even A3 printers are less than $500

An A3 printer and scanner at such an affordable price seems worth mentioning, we think.

Brother is in the process of refreshing its A3 multifunction range - what's interesting is how much more affordable A3 printers have become in the last year or two.
 
The $429 MFC-J6920DW - the hero of the range - is already in shops. It provides duplex printing and scanning, wired and wireless connectivity, touch-screen operation, two paper trays, and support for mobile devices, storage devices and a variety of cloud services including Dropbox, Evernote and SkyDrive. It even faxes A3 documents. Print speeds are quoted as "up to 35ppm mono and 27ppm colour".
 
The $299 MFC-J6720DW is an Officeworks exclusive. The main differences are that it has a smaller touchscreen and lacks duplex scanning. It's due to ship this month, but wasn't listed on the Officeworks site when we checked.
 
The MFC-J6520DW might be $20 cheaper than the J6720DW, but you forego the convenience of having second paper tray, which we consider particularly important with A3 printers (one for A3, the other for A4). The J6520DW goes on sale in December.
 
Brother, Canon, Epson and HP all have A3 printers on the market for less than $500 (that's not a comprehensive list, just some of the products we've noticed).
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