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73

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Brother MFC-J480
MFCJ480DW

$45.99
Brother MFC-J480
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Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only OK value for money 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet
6000 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 12ppm Sep 2015
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Brother MFC-J480 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Brother MFC-J480 number 60 across all inkjet printers.
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Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better inkjets are available. View the latest inkjet printers 2018.
This inkjet printer has running costs of $0 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 222 inkjets that we have compared it to. View all energy saving inkjet printers.
It has some great features:
6000 x 1200 DPI
Has a Wi-Fi

Should You Buy it Now?

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There is a 63% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Brother MFC-J480 In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by $8 (18%)

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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 $45.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £90.99 ($90.99).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MFC-J480 is $0, which is typical compared to the other 222 inkjet printers.

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Features

6000 X 1200 DPI

The biggest resolution of the Brother MFC-J480 is 6000 x 1200 DPI. That's 25% more resolution than the most common resolution of 4800 x 1200 DPI. Across all inkjet printers the best resolution is 9600 x 2400 DPI and the worst is 720 x 360 DPI.

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

The print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of the MFC-J480 of only 12ppm is slower than average when compared to most other inkjet printers. It is slower than 73% of all inkjets when ranked by this feature. The average print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of all inkjet printers is 91ppm, with the slowest being 2ppm and the fastest being 15,000ppm.

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Very Small Standard Input Capacity

Inkjet printers have standard input capacities of between 1 sheets and 1,900 sheets, and the average standard input capacity is 260 sheets. The standard input capacity of the MFC-J480 of only 100 sheets is smaller than average when compared to most other inkjet printers. It is smaller than 74% of all inkjets 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 in the smallest 28% of all inkjet printers when sorted by this feature. The smallest standard output capacity of inkjet printers is 20 sheets, the biggest is 2,600 sheets, and the average standard output capacity is 170 sheets.

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Has a Wi-Fi

The MFC-J480 has a Wi-Fi. 57% of inkjets also have a Wi-Fi.

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210 X 297 Mm (A4) Max Print Size

The MFC-J480 has a maximum maximum print size of 210 x 297 mm (A4). That's 19% less maximum print size than the most common maximum print size of 216 x 356 mm (Legal).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

brother mfcj460dw, brother mfcj480dw, brother mfcj485dw

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00000032165165, 00703709489946

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