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Brother MFC-J480vsHP Officejet Pro 6230

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 Officejet Pro 6230

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score

HP Officejet Pro 6230

$39.99
$7.00
Our Verdict:
The top scoring inkjet under $100, with very low running costs
99
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
600 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 18ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 600 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 18ppm
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 Officejet Pro 6230

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score

HP Officejet Pro 6230

$39.99
$7.00
Our Verdict:
The top scoring inkjet under $100, with very low running costs
99
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
600 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 18ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 600 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 18ppm
Release Date Sep 2015

Top Prices

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
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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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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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Brother MFCJ480DW Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Standard Yield 260 New (Brand new, unopened) - on
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HP OfficeJet Pro 6230 Wireless Inkjet Printer - Free Shipping! (Brand new, unopened)
$39.99
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HP OfficeJet Pro 6230 Wireless Inkjet Printer new in opened box. (Brand new, unopened)
$39.99
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HP OfficeJet Pro 6230 Wireless Inkjet Printer - NEW IN BOX (Brand new, unopened)
$42.76
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HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter Wireless Inkjet Printer E3E03A NEW FREE SHIPPING (Brand new, unopened)
$47.77
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HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter Wireless Inkjet Printer E3E03A NEW Factory Sealed (Brand new, unopened)
$49.99
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HP OFFICEJET PRO 6230 WIRELESS INKJET PRINTER (Brand new, unopened)
$49.99
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HP Officejet Pro 6230 Wireless Inkjet Printer - NEW! (Brand new, unopened)
$99.98
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HP OfficeJet Pro 6230 Wireless Inkjet Printer w/ink (Brand new, unopened)
$112.99
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HP OfficeJet Pro 6230 Wireless Inkjet Printer - Free Shipping! (Brand new, unopened)
$119.00
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HP Officejet Pro 6230 Inkjet Printer - IBOS-HEWE3E03A (Brand new, unopened)
$159.00
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BRAND NEW! HP Officejet Pro 6230 Inkjet ePrinter Wireless (Brand new, unopened)
$189.99
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HP E3E03A Officejet Pro 6230 Inkjet Prin
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$56.00
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Amazon US
HP Officejet Pro 6230 Inkjet Printer - Color - 600 x 1200dpi Print - Plain Paper Print - Desktop - 29 ppm Mono / 24 ppm Color Print - 18 ppm Mono Print / 10 ppm Color Print (ISO) - 225 sheets Input - Automatic Duplex Print - Fast Ethernet - Wireless
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$76.49
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Overstock
HP Officejet Pro 6230 Inkjet Printer - Color - 600 x 1200dpi Print -
$77.63
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HP Officejet Pro 6230 Inkjet Printer (Brand new, unopened) - on
$115.60
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HP Officejet Pro 6230 Inkjet ePrinter, 18 ppm Black, WiFi, USB, Free Shipping (Brand new, unopened) - on
$129.93
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HP Officejet Pro 6230 Inkjet ePrinter Printer (Brand new, unopened) - on
$137.95
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Reasons For

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
3 Reasons For
Cheaper to Run by $0 Over Five Years
Over five years the Brother MFC-J480 only costs $0 to run however the HP Officejet Pro 6230 costs $0 to run (25% more).
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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%, but HP has an average rating of 45.5%.
5 Reasons For
34% Faster Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
HP Officejet Pro 6230 is 18ppm print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Let. That's 6ppm faster than the Brother MFC-J480 (12ppm).

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 HP Officejet Pro 6230 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.

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10 Sheets Bigger Standard Output Capacity
The HP Officejet Pro 6230 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.

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Cheaper by $9
The HP Officejet Pro 6230 costs $39.99, whereas the Brother MFC-J480 is $48.75.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
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 Officejet Pro 6230
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 Officejet Pro 6230
Brother

89

89

Based on 2 reviews
HP

45

45

Based on 588 reviews

Date Released

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
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 (Best)
HP Officejet Pro 6230
HP
Officejet Pro
6230
0 trees 0.0018 tonnes CO2

Specification

Printing

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Time to First Page (colour, Normal) Unknown - Click to provide data 17s
Time to First Page (black, Normal) Unknown - Click to provide data 14s
Resolution Colour Unknown - Click to provide data 600 DPI
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm 18ppm
BEST

Print Technology

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

Memory

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Internal Memory 128MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Input Capacity

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Auto Document Feeder (ADF) Input Capacity 20 sheets Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Input Capacity 100 sheets 225 sheets
BEST
Standard Input Capacity 100 sheets 225 sheets
BEST

Output Capacity

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

Paper Handling

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
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 Officejet Pro 6230
Noise Level 50dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Printing Noise Level Unknown - Click to provide data 63dB

Weight & Dimensions

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

Power

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Power Consumption (standby) 3.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data 1.16W
Typical Power Consumption 19W 24W

Operational Conditions

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 20% 20%
Operating Temperature (T-T) 35°C 40°C
BEST

Media Formats

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Standard Media Sizes

System Requirements

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Compatible Operating Systems
Minimum System Requirements Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

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

Media Weight

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Recommended Media Weight 64g/m² 1g/m²

Technical Details

Brother MFC-J480 HP Officejet Pro 6230
Colour Management Unknown - Click to provide data
Technical Features Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Scaling/enlargement Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Fax Resolution Fine Mode (colour) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service & Support Unknown - Click to provide data
Type
Interface
Copy Resolution (black Text) Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Network Protocols Unknown - Click to provide data
Media Types Supported
Power Supply Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Depth Unknown - Click to provide data
Copy Speed (normal Quality, Black, A4) Unknown - Click to provide data
RAM Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data
Compliance Industry Standards
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data 50MHz

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