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Brother MFC-J480vsHP DeskJet 2130

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 DeskJet 2130

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An astoundingly economical to run and top-value 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with good features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
95
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
1200 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 7.5ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 1200 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 7.5ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
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 DeskJet 2130

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An astoundingly economical to run and top-value 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with good features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
95
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
1200 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 7.5ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 1200 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 7.5ppm
Release Date Sep 2015

Top Prices

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
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Brother MFC-J480DW Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Standard Yield (260 Yield)
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$39.98
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Brother 100 Page Paper Cassette - MFCJ460DW, MFC-J460DW, MFCJ480DW, MFC-J480DW, MFCJ485DW, MFC-J485DW
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$45.99
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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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$59.99
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MFC-J480DW - MULTIFUNCTION - INK-JET - BLACK (ISO/IEC 24734): UP TO 12PPM,COLOR
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$68.11
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$48.75
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HP Deskjet 2130 Colour Multi-Function InkJet Printer
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$59.00
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Reasons For

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
5 Reasons For
38% Faster Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
Brother MFC-J480 is 12ppm print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Let. That's 4.5ppm faster than the HP DeskJet 2130 (7.5ppm).

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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Bigger Standard Input Capacity
The Brother MFC-J480 is a 100 sheets standard input capacity inkjet printer. That's 40 sheets bigger than the HP DeskJet 2130 (60 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.

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Bigger Standard Output Capacity
The Brother MFC-J480 is a 50 sheets standard output capacity inkjet printer. That's 25 sheets bigger than the HP DeskJet 2130 (25 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.

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better Brand
Brother inkjet printers have an average rating of 89.4%, however HP has an average rating of 45.5%.
1 Reason For
Cheaper to Run by $0 Over Five Years
Over five years the HP DeskJet 2130 only costs $0 to run however the Brother MFC-J480 costs $0 to run (100% more).
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Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 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 DeskJet 2130
Brother

89

89

Based on 2 reviews
HP

45

45

Based on 588 reviews

Date Released

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
27 months old 27 months old

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.

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
HP DeskJet 2130
HP
DeskJet 2130
0 trees 0.00073 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

Printing

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm 7.5ppm
BEST

Print Technology

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Print Head Nozzles Unknown - Click to provide data
Duplex Print Options Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Duty Cycle Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages per month

Memory

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Internal Memory 128MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Input Capacity

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
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 60 sheets
BEST

Output Capacity

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Standard Output Capacity 50 sheets
BEST
25 sheets

Paper Handling

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Maximum Print Size
210 x 297 mm (A4)
 210 x 297 mm (A4)
210 x 297 mm (A4)
 210 x 297 mm (A4)

Sound Emission

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Noise Level 50dB 48dB
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Weight 8.3kg 3.4kg
Height 172mm 149mm
Depth 341mm 304mm
Width 400mm 425mm

Power

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Power Consumption (standby) 3.5W 1.9W
Typical Power Consumption 19W 10W

Operational Conditions

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 20% 20%
Operating Temperature (T-T) 35°C 40°C
BEST

Media Formats

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Standard Media Sizes

System Requirements

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Compatible Operating Systems

Display

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Display Diagonal 1.8" Unknown - Click to provide data

Media Weight

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Recommended Media Weight 64g/m² 60g/m²

Technical Details

Brother MFC-J480 HP DeskJet 2130
Image Scaling/enlargement Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Fax Resolution Fine Mode (colour) Unknown - Click to provide data
Type
Interface
Copy Resolution (black Text)
Supported Network Protocols Unknown - Click to provide data
Media Types Supported
Colour Depth
Copy Speed (normal Quality, Black, A4)
Compliance Industry Standards
Bundled Software

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