Brother MFC-J480 vs HP 100
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Brother MFC-J480vsHP 100

Brother MFC-J480

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Brother MFC-J480

$37.55
$30.56
Our Verdict:
A best selling and very economical to run 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features
78
Features
Good Features
83
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good
6000 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 12ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 6000 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
HP 100

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

HP 100

$333.63
Our Verdict:
A cheap and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features and low running costs
87
Reviews
42 Reviews + 1 Award
97
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Running Costs
$1 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 5ppm Jan 2016
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 4800 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 5ppm
Release Date Jan 2016
Brother MFC-J480

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Brother MFC-J480

$37.55
$30.56
Our Verdict:
A best selling and very economical to run 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features
78
Features
Good Features
83
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good
6000 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 12ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 6000 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
HP 100

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

HP 100

$333.63
Our Verdict:
A cheap and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features and low running costs
87
Reviews
42 Reviews + 1 Award
97
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Running Costs
$1 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 5ppm Jan 2016
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 4800 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 5ppm
Release Date Jan 2016

Top Prices

Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
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Brother MFC-J480DW Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Standard Yield (260 Yield)
$37.55
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Brother MFC-J480DW - Wireless Inkjet Color All-in-One Printer w Auto Document Feeder, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
$37.99
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HP Officejet 100 Mobile Inkjet Printer
$333.63
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HEWCN551A - HP Officejet 100 L411A Inkjet Printer - Color - 4800 x 1200dpi Print - Plain Paper Print - Portable
$343.00
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Reasons For

Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
6 Reasons For
7ppm Faster Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
Brother MFC-J480 is 12ppm print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Let, but the HP 100 is only a 5ppm print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Let inkjet printer (7ppm slower).

This measures how long it takes the inkjet printer to print a single black & white A4 page at normal quality.

A faster print speed means the inkjet printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

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A Lot Bigger Standard Input Capacity
The Brother MFC-J480 has a standard input capacity of 100 sheets, whereas the HP 100 is only a 50 sheets standard input capacity inkjet printer (50 sheets smaller).

This indicates the largest amount of paper that can be safely loaded into the printer at once.

Higher input capacities mean that you will be able to print more before having to refill the tray.

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$296 Cheaper
The Brother MFC-J480 costs $37.55, whereas the HP 100 is $333.63.
$0 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Brother MFC-J480 is $0 cheaper to run than the HP 100 over five years.
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More Popular
The Brother MFC-J480 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Brother inkjet printers have an average rating of 89.4%, however HP has an average rating of 59.4%.
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
No awards found
1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
10 reviews
3 stars
9 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
6 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
5 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Brother has a better average brand rating than HP. The average brand rating for Brother is 89.39% based on 2 reviews, where as the average brand rating for HP is 59.35% based on 684 reviews.
Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Brother

89

89

Based on 2 reviews
HP

59

59

Based on 684 reviews

Date Released

Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
29 months old 25 months old Best

Key Features

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

This measures how long it takes the inkjet printer to print a single black & white A4 page at normal quality.

A faster print speed means the inkjet printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

Standard Input Capacity

This indicates the largest amount of paper that can be safely loaded into the printer at once.

Higher input capacities mean that you will be able to print more before having to refill the tray.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Inkjet printer running costs calculated based on an average of 20 minutes of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the inkjet printer and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving inkjet printers.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these inkjet printers for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
0 trees 0.0015 tonnes CO2 (Best)
HP 100
HP
100
0 trees 0.003 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Battery Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Printing Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Print Speed (colour, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5ppm
Print Speed (black, Draft Quality, A4/US Letter) Unknown - Click to provide data 22ppm
Print Speed (colour, Draft Quality, A4/US Letter) Unknown - Click to provide data 18ppm
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm 5ppm
BEST
 
 
 
Print Technology Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Print Head Nozzles Unknown - Click to provide data
Duplex Print Options Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Duty Cycle Unknown - Click to provide data 500 Pages Per Month
Print Cartridge Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Memory Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Maximum Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 64MB
Internal Memory 128MB 64MB
BEST
 
 
 
Input Capacity Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Number of Standard Paper Trays Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Document Feeder (ADF) Input Capacity 20 Sheets Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Input Capacity 100 Sheets Unknown - Click to provide data
Standard Input Capacity 100 Sheets 50 Sheets
BEST
 
 
 
Output Capacity Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Standard Output Capacity 50 Sheets Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Paper Handling Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Maximum Print Size
210 x 297 mm (A4)
 210 x 297 mm (A4)
210 x 297 mm (A4)
 210 x 297 mm (A4)
Standard Tray Media Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 60g/m²
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Sound Emission Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Noise Level 50dB Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight 8.3kg 2.3kg
Height 172mm 84mm
Depth 341mm 175mm
Width 400mm 348mm
 
 
 
Power Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Power Consumption (standby) 3.5W 5.8W
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.34W
Typical Power Consumption 19W 40W
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 20%
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 20%
BEST
15%
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data -40°C
Operating Temperature (T-T) 35°C
BEST
 
 
 
Certificates Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Certification Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Media Formats Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Standard Media Sizes Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
System Requirements Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Display Diagonal 1.8" Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Media Weight Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Recommended Media Weight 64g/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Brother MFC-J480 HP 100
Image Scaling/enlargement Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Fax Resolution Fine Mode (colour) Unknown - Click to provide data
Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface Unknown - Click to provide data
Copy Resolution (black Text) Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Network Protocols Unknown - Click to provide data
Media Types Supported Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Depth Unknown - Click to provide data
Copy Speed (normal Quality, Black, A4) Unknown - Click to provide data
Compliance Industry Standards Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data 220MHz

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