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Canon PIXMA MP490 - Feature Table

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Canon PIXMA MP490


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Brian ONeill

October 13, 2009, 3:22 pm

I just bought one of these at the weekend for the brother in law. Well i got the 480 from argos for £49, but it looks the same as the 490. The printer seems to be a good job, the only annoying thing is canon never seem to add a usb cable with their printers. This much case people a lot of hassle, all for the sake of a 50p cable, very odd.


October 13, 2009, 5:28 pm

I bought this a couple of months ago and have been generally very impressed. However, the best part was plugging it into my netbook (running Windows 7) for the first time. I didn't have to find a way to use the install CD, didn't have to download anything, or even touch a single setting. It just worked, including all the features of the Device Stage. Of course, that's probably more a commendation of Windows 7 than of the printer, but still, the process was perfect.


October 14, 2009, 2:20 am

I don't own this specific printer, but have owned several over the last few years. I can honestly say that I have been extremely impressed with Canon inkjets - to the point of junking my existing functioning Epson, HP and Lexmark printers for Canon ones (I have 5 printers in total).

If this printer is anything like their other printers, then it deserves to succeed.

Note for Brian: no printer manufacturer includes USB cables nowadays (this is progress!!).

If a retailer does bundle a cable, they'll make a big song and dance about it.

Get a cheapo cable from Ebay / Amazon for a couple of quid.


December 26, 2009, 5:40 pm

Got this Canon prinyter for $77-hgave owned various Canon models over the years and this one, the MP490 is impressive: very fast scanning and printing , easy printing from memory cards and simple controls and easy to read LCD. Useful software bundle too.

stuart wallace

March 16, 2012, 10:17 pm

This printer drinks ink for fun and it is expensive. Just ran out of warrenty and the printers kaput, The printer is saying the paper is jammed but there is no paper in it, will not come out of this mode so looks like the scrap heap after 15 months.

Dominic Tang

November 26, 2013, 11:25 am

This printer drinks ink. Other than that, it's great for everyday use.

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