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Brother MFCJ480DW

74

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Brother MFCJ480DW

$68.11
Brother MFC-J480

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A bargain price and economical to run 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with good features
6000 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 12ppm Sep 2015
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Brother MFC-J480DW Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Standard Yield (260 Yield)
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Brother 100 Page Paper Cassette - MFCJ460DW, MFC-J460DW, MFCJ480DW, MFC-J480DW, MFCJ485DW, MFC-J485DW
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Brother MFC-J480DW - Wireless Inkjet Color All-in-One Printer w Auto Document Feeder, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
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MFC-J480DW - MULTIFUNCTION - INK-JET - BLACK (ISO/IEC 24734): UP TO 12PPM,COLOR
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Brother MFC-J480DW MFP A4, MFCJ480DWZW1
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Refurbished - Brother MFC-J480DW - Wireless Inkjet Color All-in-One Printer w Auto Document Feeder, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
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Used - Brother MFC-J480DW - Wireless Inkjet Color All-in-One Printer w Auto Document Feeder, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
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Brother MFC-J480 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Brother MFC-J480 number 8 across all inkjet printers.
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Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
77
Running Costs
$1 Over 10 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

At over a year old this inkjet is slightly out of date, and newer inkjets with more up to date technology are available. View the latest inkjet printers 2017.
It has running costs of $1 over 10 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 231 inkjet printers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving inkjet printers.
This inkjet printer has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
6000 x 1200 DPI
Has a Wi-Fi
Very slow print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter)
Very small standard input capacity

Should You Buy it Now?

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Brother MFC-J480 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Astonishingly Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $68.11 it is cheaper than 80% of inkjet printers.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Brother MFC-J480 and the United States price of $68.11 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £83.50 ($83.50).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The MFC-J480 is typical compared to the other 231 inkjet printers that we have looked at for 10 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 10 year running cost of the MFC-J480 is $1.

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Features

6000 X 1200 DPI

The Brother MFC-J480 has a maximum resolution of 6000 x 1200 DPI. That's 25% more resolution than a 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, which is the most frequently found resolution. Inkjet printers resolutions range from 720 x 360 DPI (worst) to 9600 x 2400 DPI (best).

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Very Slow Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

The average print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of all inkjet printers is 26ppm, with the slowest being 1ppm and the fastest being 100ppm. The Brother MFC-J480's print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of only 12ppm is in the slowest 23% of all inkjets when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Standard Input Capacity

Inkjets have standard input capacities of between 4 sheets and 1,600 sheets, and the average standard input capacity is 270 sheets. The MFC-J480's standard input capacity of only 100 sheets is smaller than average when compared to most other inkjets. It is in the smallest 24% of all inkjet printers when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Standard Output Capacity

The standard output capacity of the MFC-J480 of only 50 sheets is smaller than 81% of all inkjet printers when ranked by this feature. Across all the inkjet printers the standard output capacities range from 20 sheets to 500 sheets, and the average standard output capacity is 150 sheets.

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Has a Wi-Fi

The MFC-J480 has a Wi-Fi, as do 54% of inkjet printers.

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210 X 297 Mm (A4) Max Print Size

The biggest maximum print size of the Brother MFC-J480 is 210 x 297 mm (A4). That's 19% less maximum print size than the most frequently found maximum print size of 216 x 356 mm (Legal).

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Brother MFCJ480DW

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