Epson ET-4550 vs HP Officejet Pro 8740
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Epson ET-4550vsHP Officejet Pro 8740

Epson ET-4550

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Epson ET-4550

$568.88
Our Verdict:
The top scoring inkjet under $1,000, but representing only middle of the road value for money
61
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
94
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 33ppm 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) 33ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
HP Officejet Pro 8740

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with satisfactory running costs
60
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good
1200 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 36ppm 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) 36ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
Epson ET-4550

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Epson ET-4550

$568.88
Our Verdict:
The top scoring inkjet under $1,000, but representing only middle of the road value for money
61
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
94
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 33ppm 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) 33ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
HP Officejet Pro 8740

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with satisfactory running costs
60
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good
1200 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 36ppm 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) 36ppm
Release Date Sep 2015

Top Prices

Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
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Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank Wireless All-in-One Printer
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$499.99
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Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer with Scanner, Copier, Fax, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct
$568.88
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HP OfficeJet Pro 8740 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Brand New in Box! (Brand new, unopened)
$330.00
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$459.94
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Reasons For

Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
3 Reasons For
$0 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Epson ET-4550 is $0 cheaper to run than the HP Officejet Pro 8740.
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Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year
The Epson ET-4550 comes with a one year guarantee from the manufacturer, but the HP Officejet Pro 8740 has a zero year guarantee.
Better Brand
Epson inkjet printers have an average rating of 74.6%, however HP has an average rating of 59.4%.
4 Reasons For
Faster Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
HP Officejet Pro 8740 is 36ppm print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Let. That's 3ppm faster than the Epson ET-4550 (33ppm).

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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70% Bigger Standard Input Capacity
The HP Officejet Pro 8740 is a 500 sheets standard input capacity inkjet printer. That's 350 sheets bigger than the Epson ET-4550 (150 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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Cheaper by $239
The HP Officejet Pro 8740 costs $330.00, whereas the Epson ET-4550 is $568.88.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
No awards found
1 Award
computershopper.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
22 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Epson has a better average brand rating than HP. The average brand rating for Epson is 74.58% based on 150 reviews, where as the average brand rating for HP is 59.35% based on 684 reviews.
Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Epson

75

75

Based on 150 reviews
HP

59

59

Based on 684 reviews

Date Released

Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
29 months old 29 months old

Manufacturer's Warranty

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.

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.
Epson ET-4550
Epson
ET-4550
0 trees 0.00082 tonnes CO2 (Best)
HP Officejet Pro 8740
HP
Officejet Pro
8740
0 trees 0.0026 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Printing Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Time to First Page (colour, Normal) Unknown - Click to provide data 11s
Time to First Page (black, Normal) Unknown - Click to provide data 10s
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 33ppm 36ppm
BEST
 
 
 
Print Technology Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Print Head Nozzles Unknown - Click to provide data
Duplex Print Options
Maximum Duty Cycle Unknown - Click to provide data 30,000 Pages Per Month
 
 
 
Memory Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Maximum Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
 
 
 
Input Capacity Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Auto Document Feeder (ADF) Input Capacity 30 Sheets 50 Sheets
BEST
Maximum Input Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 500 Sheets
Standard Input Capacity 150 Sheets 500 Sheets
BEST
 
 
 
Output Capacity Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Standard Output Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 150 Sheets
 
 
 
Paper Handling Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
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 Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Noise Level 46dB
BEST
59dB
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Weight 7.4kg 18.4kg
Height 241mm 411mm
Depth 360mm 531mm
Width 515mm 550mm
 
 
 
Power Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Power Consumption (standby) 1.5W 7.2W
Typical Power Consumption 11W 35W
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 20%
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data 32°C
 
 
 
Media Formats Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Standard Media Sizes
 
 
 
System Requirements Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Compatible Operating Systems
 
 
 
Display Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Display Diagonal Unknown - Click to provide data 4.3"
 
 
 
Media Weight Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Recommended Media Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 60g/m²
 
 
 
Technical Details Epson ET-4550 HP Officejet Pro 8740
Colour Management Unknown - Click to provide data
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) Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Network Protocols Unknown - Click to provide data
Media Types Supported
Colour Depth Unknown - Click to provide data
Copy Speed (normal Quality, Black, A4) Unknown - Click to provide data
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