OK guys so here is some information you need to know before the new SDX900 is launched tomorrow on Create and Craft.
I’m posting this because I’m passionate about getting truthful and accurate information out there so people can make an informed purchase.
As you know, the CM900 is now discontinued, and the SDX900 has been launched by Create and Craft to replace it.
I don’t like the name SDX900, as that implies it is a improved CM900 with autoblade.
HOWEVER be aware THE SDX900 IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT A CM900 WITH AUTOBLADE.
PLEASE READ BELOW CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BUY THE SDX900 AS IT IS NOT COMPARABLE WITH THE CM900 IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY.
I don’t know if the SDX900 has the new mat feed roller system or not.
The SDX900 screen is TINY, and I mean TINY. It’s only 3.47″ and that’s measured on the diagonal. The original CM300 actually has a larger screen than the new SDX900 (3.70 inches)
I am really disappointed with the screen size on the SDX900. I’ll add some comparison photos to this post
The SDX900 is meant to be a replacement for the CM900 – but the CM900 has a much larger screen, – 4.8 inches! and 1303 patterns, .pes capability, scans 12×24″ mat so be aware the SDX900 is NOT a CM900 with autoblade..
Don’t be fooled though by anything Mel or Create and Craft might tell you that this is a replacement for the CM900 – because the SDX900 is definitely not comparable with the CM900 – the SDX900 has only 682 patterns, 7 fonts, no .pes capability and doesn’t scan a 12×24 mat – the only benefit is autoblade, and the ability to use the new kits.
Lots of us here have are very unhappy with Create and Craft…some people spent over £500 and ordered their SDX1200 on the 19th September and still haven’t got their machine!
IF YOU WANT A MID RANGE, BUDGET MACHINE, then the SDX135PRO is a MUCH better buy than the new SDX900.
The SDX135PRO has the same patterns (682) as the SDX900, and the same basic specs as the new SDX900 (so doesn’t read .pes, no scan 12×24 mat etc) – but DOES have more fonts, the new mat roller feed system as I said, AND THE LARGER 5″ SCREEN
There are more improvements on the SDX135PRO over the SDX900 but I’m waiting for Brother to email me a full list.
The SDX135PRO has a 5″ screen (same size as the SDX1200 and the SDX2200D)…by comparison the SDX900 screen is only 3.47″
The SDX135PRO (and the SDX2200D) are only available through Makers Superstore.
Yes Create and Craft might have a lower price on the SDX900 tomorrow….but you’ll regret not buying the SDX135PRO with the larger screen and the better features!
The current top of the entire Brother ScanNCut range is the SDX2200D which obviously has a higher price point than the SDX135PRO.
Makers Superstore also have a much better service than Create and Craft – ask your fellow users here, and read INDEPENDENT reviews of Makers Superstore here: