Deals Black Friday
Brother MFC-J480 vs HP 6230 ePrinter
Compare All Inkjet Printers
Top Prices Reasons For Reviews & Awards Date Released Key Features Energy Efficiency Price Trend Specification
Share on

Brother MFC-J480vsHP 6230 EPrinter

Brother MFC-J480

40

Overall Score

40

Overall Score

Brother MFC-J480

$48.75
$19.36
Our Verdict:
A best selling but only middle of the road spec 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs
57
Features
Average Features
68
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
40
Overall Score
Mediocre
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 6230 ePrinter

65

Overall Score

65

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A cheap and good spec 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with moderate running costs
82
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score
Good
600 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 4 Jul 2014
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Cartridge Release Date
Maximum Resolution 600 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Cartridge 4
Release Date Jul 2014
Brother MFC-J480

40

Overall Score

40

Overall Score

Brother MFC-J480

$48.75
$19.36
Our Verdict:
A best selling but only middle of the road spec 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs
57
Features
Average Features
68
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
40
Overall Score
Mediocre
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 6230 ePrinter

65

Overall Score

65

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A cheap and good spec 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with moderate running costs
82
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score
Good
600 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 4 Jul 2014
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Cartridge Release Date
Maximum Resolution 600 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Cartridge 4
Release Date Jul 2014

Top Prices

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Amazon US
Brother MFC-J480DW Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Standard Yield (260 Yield)
Out of stock
$39.98
Go to Store
Amazon US
Brother 100 Page Paper Cassette - MFCJ460DW, MFC-J460DW, MFCJ480DW, MFC-J480DW, MFCJ485DW, MFC-J485DW
Out of stock
$45.99
Go to Store
Amazon US
Brother MFC-J480DW - Wireless Inkjet Color All-in-One Printer w Auto Document Feeder, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Out of stock
$59.99
Go to Store
Amazon US
MFC-J480DW - MULTIFUNCTION - INK-JET - BLACK (ISO/IEC 24734): UP TO 12PPM,COLOR
Out of stock
$68.11
Go to Store
- Show less prices from Amazon US
Zuber
Brother MFCJ480DW Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Standard Yield 260 New (Brand new, unopened) - on
$48.75
Go to Store
5 Prices from 2 Stores | $48.75
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices
eBay
NEW HP Officejet Pro 6230 Wireless Inkjet Printer (E3E03A#B1H) -ePrinter - Black (Brand new, unopened)
$75.99
Go to Store
1 Price from 1 Store | $75.99
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
37% Off
Zebra 203dpi
$178.97
Was $286 (9 days ago)
Tech For Less
View More Amazing Deals

Reasons For

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
4 Reasons For
$27 Cheaper
The Brother MFC-J480 costs $48.75, whereas the HP 6230 ePrinter is $75.99.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this inkjet printer, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
$0 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Brother MFC-J480 only costs $0 to run over five years whereas the HP 6230 ePrinter costs $0 to run (25% more).
Read more Read less
Better Brand
Brother inkjet printers have an average rating of 89.4%, however HP has an average rating of 45.5%.
2 Reasons For
Bigger Standard Input Capacity
The HP 6230 ePrinter is a 225 sheets standard input capacity inkjet printer. That's 125 sheets bigger than the Brother MFC-J480 (100 sheets).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
17% Bigger Standard Output Capacity
The HP 6230 ePrinter is a 60 sheets standard output capacity inkjet printer. That's 10 sheets bigger than the Brother MFC-J480 (50 sheets).

This indicates how many printed sheets of paper the output tray of the printer can hold before it starts to overflow.

A bigger output capacity means that the printer can print more/bigger jobs at once, and won't need to be looked after or the paper collected mid-job.

Read more Read less | Edit

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
No awards found
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
12 reviews
4 stars
11 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
4 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 45.48% based on 588 reviews.
Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Brother

89

89

Based on 2 reviews
HP

45

45

Based on 588 reviews

Date Released

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
27 months old Best 41 months old

Key Features

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.

Standard Output Capacity

This indicates how many printed sheets of paper the output tray of the printer can hold before it starts to overflow.

A bigger output capacity means that the printer can print more/bigger jobs at once, and won't need to be looked after or the paper collected mid-job.

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 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
0 trees 0.0018 tonnes CO2

Specification

Printing

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Time to First Page (colour, Normal) Unknown - Click to provide data 17s
Time to First Page (black, Normal) Unknown - Click to provide data 14s
Print Speed (black, Draft Quality, A4/US Letter) Unknown - Click to provide data 29ppm
Print Speed (colour, Draft Quality, A4/US Letter) Unknown - Click to provide data 24ppm
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm Unknown - Click to provide data

Print Technology

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Print Head Nozzles Unknown - Click to provide data
Duplex Print Options Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Duty Cycle Unknown - Click to provide data 15,000 pages per month
Print Cartridge Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Memory

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Internal Memory 128MB 128MB

Input Capacity

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
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 225 sheets
BEST

Output Capacity

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Standard Output Capacity 50 sheets 60 sheets
BEST

Paper Handling

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Maximum Print Size
210 x 297 mm (A4)
 210 x 297 mm (A4)
210 x 297 mm (A4)
 210 x 297 mm (A4)

Ports & Interfaces

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Sound Emission

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Noise Level 50dB Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Weight 8.3kg 5.1kg
Height 172mm 145.5mm
Depth 341mm 385mm
Width 400mm 464mm

Power

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Power Consumption (standby) 3.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption 19W 24W

Operational Conditions

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 20% Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) 35°C Unknown - Click to provide data

Media Formats

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Standard Media Sizes Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Display Diagonal 1.8" Unknown - Click to provide data

Media Weight

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
Recommended Media Weight 64g/m² Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Brother MFC-J480 HP 6230 ePrinter
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

Other Similar Comparisons

Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
$48.75
VS
Epson WF-2630
Epson
WF-2630
$49.08
Same Price
44% cheaper to
run
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
Vastly bigger maximum duty cycle
Bigger standard input capacity
VS
Epson WF-2510
Epson
WF-2510
$75.51
Same Price
$0.43 cheaper
to run
Better brand
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
205 sheets bigger standard input capacity
Ethernet LAN support
VS
Epson WF-100
Epson
WF-100
$199.99
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by $0.43
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
94% bigger maximum duty cycle
Significantly bigger standard output capacity
A lot bigger standard input capacity
VS
HP ENVY 5540
HP
ENVY 5540
$155.00
Cheaper to run
by $0.34
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
Expert reviews are hugely better
One more awards
VS
Canon iB4020
Canon
iB4020
$141.51
Better brand
Better PC Mag
review score
440 sheets
bigger standard
output capacity
Bigger maximum
duty cycle
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
VS
HP ENVY 7640
HP
ENVY 7640
$55.21
$21 Cheaper
$0.29 cheaper
to run
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
VS
Kodak Verite 65
Kodak
Verite 65
$93.81
Cheaper to run
by $0.19
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
Vastly bigger standard input capacity
VS
Epson XP-630
Epson
XP-630
$90.00
Better brand
$0.20 cheaper
to run
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
VS
HP Officejet 4655
HP
Officejet 4655
$89.99
Cheaper to run
by $0.29
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
VS
HP OfficeJet Pro 8210
HP
OfficeJet Pro 8210
$64.00
$12 Cheaper
Bigger standard
output capacity
A lot bigger
maximum duty
cycle
Bigger standard
input capacity
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
VS
HP DeskJet 3630
HP
DeskJet 3630
$65.00
$11 Cheaper
58% cheaper to
run
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
A lot bigger standard input capacity
VS
Epson WF-2750
Epson
WF-2750
$65.00
$11 Cheaper
Better brand
41% cheaper to
run
HP 6230 ePrinter
HP
6230 ePrinter
$75.99
Two more print cartridges
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN support
VS
Canon G1100
Canon
G1100
$75.00
$1 Cheaper
Better brand
Bigger standard
output capacity
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
$48.75
Better brand
Bigger standard output capacity
VS
HP ENVY 5540
HP
ENVY 5540
$155.00
46% faster
print speed
(black, normal
quality, A4/US
Letter)
$0.17 cheaper
to run
25 sheets
bigger standard
input capacity
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
$48.75
VS
HP Envy 4520
HP
Envy 4520
$45.00
$4 Cheaper
23% cheaper to
run
Better
manufacturer's
guarantee by
one year
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
$48.75
VS
HP Officejet 5740
HP
Officejet 5740
$142.99
$0.14 cheaper
to run
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
$48.75
VS
HP DeskJet 3720
HP
DeskJet 3720
$138.99
Better
manufacturer's
guarantee by
one year
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
$48.75
17% faster print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter)
VS
Kodak Verite 65
Kodak
Verite 65
$93.81
Better
manufacturer's
guarantee by
one year
$0.02 cheaper
to run
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
$48.75
VS
HP Officejet 4655
HP
Officejet 4655
$89.99
23% cheaper to
run
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
$48.75
Better brand
VS
Epson WF-2510
Epson
WF-2510
$75.51
$0.25 cheaper
to run
22ppm faster
print speed
(black, normal
quality, A4/US
Letter)
Feedback