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Brother MFC-J5930vsHP 3820

Brother MFC-J5930

43

Overall Score

43

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A poor value for money and average spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with average running costs
28
Value for Money
Poor
58
Features
Average Features
46
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
43
Overall Score
Mediocre
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 35ppm 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) 35ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
HP 3820

46

Overall Score

46

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A not very good value for money and middle of the road spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with satisfactory running costs
35
Value for Money
Poor
59
Features
Average Features
57
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
46
Overall Score
Mediocre
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 6ppm Jul 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) 6ppm
Release Date Jul 2015
Brother MFC-J5930

43

Overall Score

43

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A poor value for money and average spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with average running costs
28
Value for Money
Poor
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Features
Average Features
46
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
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Overall Score
Mediocre
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 35ppm 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) 35ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
HP 3820

46

Overall Score

46

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A not very good value for money and middle of the road spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with satisfactory running costs
35
Value for Money
Poor
59
Features
Average Features
57
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
46
Overall Score
Mediocre
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 6ppm Jul 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) 6ppm
Release Date Jul 2015

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Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
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Reasons For

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
5 Reasons For
Faster Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
Brother MFC-J5930 is 35ppm print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Let. That's 29ppm faster than the HP 3820 (6ppm).

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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29,000 Pages Per Month Bigger Maximum Duty Cycle
The Brother MFC-J5930 is a 30,000 pages per month max duty cycle inkjet printer, whereas the HP 3820 is only a 1,000 pages per month max duty cycle inkjet printer (29,000 pages per month smaller).

This denotes the maximum amount of prints that the printer can generate per month.

A larger duty cycle means that the printer can work harder, and is less likely to generate faults due to overuse.

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84% Bigger Standard Input Capacity
The Brother MFC-J5930 is a 600 sheets standard input capacity inkjet printer. That's 500 sheets bigger than the HP 3820 (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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67% Bigger Standard Output Capacity
The Brother MFC-J5930 is a 150 sheets standard output capacity inkjet printer. That's 100 sheets bigger than the HP 3820 (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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Better Brand
Brother inkjet printers have an average rating of 89.4%, however HP has an average rating of 45.5%.
1 Reason For
16% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the HP 3820 is $0 cheaper to run than the Brother MFC-J5930.
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Date Released

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
27 months old Best 29 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-J5930
Brother
MFC-J5930
0 trees 0.0023 tonnes CO2
HP 3820
HP
3820
0 trees 0.0019 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

Print Quality

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Print Quality (black, Best Quality)
600 x 600
 600 x 600
600 x 600
 600 x 600
Print Quality (colour, Best Quality) Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200 DPI

Printing

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Print Speed (black, Best Quality, A4) Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5ppm
Print Speed (colour, Best Quality, A4) Unknown - Click to provide data 1ppm
Print Speed (colour, Full Page Colour, Best Quality, A4) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25ppm
Print Speed (colour, Full Page Colour, Draft Quality, A4) Unknown - Click to provide data 3ppm
Print Speed (colour, Full Page Colour, Normal Quality, A4) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8ppm
Print Speed (colour Photo, Draft Quality) On Photo Paper Unknown - Click to provide data
Print Speed (colour Photo, Best Quality) On Photo Paper Unknown - Click to provide data
Print Speed (colour Photo, Normal Quality) On Photo Paper Unknown - Click to provide data
Time to First Page (colour, Normal) 6s Unknown - Click to provide data
Time to First Page (black, Normal) 6s Unknown - Click to provide data
Print Speed (colour, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5ppm
Print Speed (black, Draft Quality, A4/US Letter) Unknown - Click to provide data 12ppm
Print Speed (colour, Draft Quality, A4/US Letter) Unknown - Click to provide data 10ppm
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 35ppm 6ppm
BEST

Print Technology

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Print Head Nozzles
Typefaces Unknown - Click to provide data
Duplex Print Options Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Print Length Unknown - Click to provide data 0.36m
Maximum Duty Cycle 30,000 pages per month
BEST
1,000 pages per month
Print Cartridge Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Memory

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Internal Memory 512MB
BEST
2MB

Input Capacity

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Maximum Input Capacity for Cards Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Input Capacity for Envelopes Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Input Capacity for Labels Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Input Capacity for Transparencies Unknown - Click to provide data
Standard Input Capacity for Transparencies Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Capacity for Envelopes (primary Tray) Unknown - Click to provide data
Standard Input Capacity for Cards Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Number of Paper Trays Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Standard Paper Trays Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Document Feeder (ADF) Input Capacity 50 sheets Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Input Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 100 sheets
Standard Input Capacity 600 sheets
BEST
100 sheets

Output Capacity

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Duty Cycle Letter Size (maximum) Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages per month
Maximum Output Capacity for Cards Unknown - Click to provide data 10 sheets
Maximum Output Capacity for Envelopes Unknown - Click to provide data 10 sheets
Maximum Output Capacity for Transparencies Unknown - Click to provide data 30 sheets
Standard Output Capacity for Cards Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Standard Output Capacity for Envelopes Unknown - Click to provide data 10 sheets
Maximum Output Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 50 sheets
Standard Output Capacity 150 sheets 50 sheets
BEST

Paper Handling

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Maximum Print Size
297 x 420 mm (A3)
 297 x 420 mm (A3)
297 x 420 mm (A3)
 297 x 420 mm (A3)

Ports & Interfaces

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data

Sound Emission

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Acoustic Pressure Emissions Unknown - Click to provide data 46dB
Noise Level 50dB Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Pallet Weight Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight 20.4kg 3kg
Pallet Weight Unknown - Click to provide data
Height 374mm 197mm
Depth 398mm 256mm
Width 530mm 445mm

Power

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Power Consumption (standby) 6.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption 30W 25W

Operational Conditions

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Recommended Operating Temperature Range (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data 15°C
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 5°C
BEST

Media Formats

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Standard Media Sizes

System Requirements

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
JetDirect Compatible Products Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Display Diagonal 3.7" Unknown - Click to provide data

Media Weight

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
Recommended Media Weight 64g/m² 60g/m²

Technical Details

Brother MFC-J5930 HP 3820
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
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data

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