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Brother MFC-J480vsHP Envy 4502

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 Envy 4502

42

Overall Score

42

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but only middle of the road spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet
58
Features
Average Features
84
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
42
Overall Score
Mediocre
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 8.8ppm Sep 2015
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) 8.8ppm
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 Envy 4502

42

Overall Score

42

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but only middle of the road spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet
58
Features
Average Features
84
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
42
Overall Score
Mediocre
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 8.8ppm Sep 2015
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) 8.8ppm
Release Date Sep 2015

Top Prices

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
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Brother MFC-J480DW Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Standard Yield (260 Yield)
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$39.97
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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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Reasons For

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
3 Reasons For
Faster Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
The Brother MFC-J480 is a 12ppm print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Let inkjet printer. That's 3.2ppm faster than the HP Envy 4502 (8.8ppm).

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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40% Bigger Standard Output Capacity
The Brother MFC-J480 is a 50 sheets standard output capacity inkjet printer. That's 20 sheets bigger than the HP Envy 4502 (30 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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Better Brand
Brother inkjet printers have an average rating of 89.4%, but HP has an average rating of 45.5%.
1 Reason For
33% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the HP Envy 4502 is $0 cheaper to run than the Brother MFC-J480.
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Date Released

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
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 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 Envy 4502
HP
Envy 4502
0 trees 0.00098 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

Printing

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm 8.8ppm
BEST

Print Technology

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Print Head Nozzles Unknown - Click to provide data
Duplex Print Options
Maximum Duty Cycle Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages per month

Memory

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Maximum Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 32MB
Internal Memory 128MB 32MB
BEST

Input Capacity

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
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 100 sheets

Output Capacity

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Standard Output Capacity 50 sheets
BEST
30 sheets

Paper Handling

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Maximum Print Size
216 x 356 mm (Legal)
 216 x 356 mm (Legal)
216 x 356 mm (Legal)
 216 x 356 mm (Legal)

Sound Emission

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Noise Level 50dB Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Weight 8.3kg 5.5kg
Height 172mm 390mm
Depth 341mm 608mm
Width 400mm 445mm

Power

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Power Consumption (standby) 3.5W 2.51W
Typical Power Consumption 19W 13.07W

Operational Conditions

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 20%
BEST
15%
Operating Temperature (T-T) 35°C 40°C
BEST

Media Formats

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Standard Media Sizes

System Requirements

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Compatible Operating Systems

Display

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Display Diagonal 1.8" 2"

Media Weight

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Recommended Media Weight 64g/m² 75g/m²

Technical Details

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4502
Image Scaling/enlargement Range
Fax Resolution Fine Mode (colour) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service & Support 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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