Battle of the Printers: Brother HL 5470DW vs HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n

Brother HL 5470DW

Brother HL 5470DW

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n

 

 

 

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So you’re looking for a robust monochrome laser printer to deliver your printing needs and you happen to be torn apart in picking the best between the wireless Brother HL 5470DW and the HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n. If you do then you might want to check out the differences and advantages the two printer have over each other, and that’s what we’re going to present for our first “Battle of Printers”.

Although, we know that both laser printers are able to produce black-and-white quality printouts and definitely are competitive in their printing speeds, you know you want to know more. That’s why here are other specific details regarding the two printers.

Print Speed:

Brother HL 5470DW: Prints up to 40 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi printing resolution, first page out as fast as 8.5 seconds.
LaserJet Pro 400 M401n: Prints up to 35 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi printing resolution, first page out as fast as 8 seconds.

Winner: Brother HL 5470D

Monthly Duty Cycle:

Brother HL 5470DW: Monthly duty cycle of up to 50, 000 pages, recommended monthly duty cycle of 500 to 3,500 pages.
LaserJet Pro 400 M401n: Monthly duty cycle of up to 50, 000 pages, recommended monthly duty cycle of 750 to 3,000 pages.

Winner: Brother HL 5470DW

Printing Language:

Brother HL 5470DW: PCL6, BR-Script3‡, IBM Proprinter, Epson FX.
LaserJet Pro 400 M401n: HP PCL 5e, HP PCL 6, HP Postscript Level 3 emulation, direct PDF (v 1.7) printing.

Winner: LaserJet Pro 400 M401n

Network Capability:

Brother HL 5470DW: Allows mobile printing through AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Brother™ iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct™.
LaserJet Pro 400 M401n: Allows mobile printing through HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™.

Winner: Brother HL 5470DW

Paper Tray:

Brother HL 5470DW: 50-sheet multi-purpose tray, 250-sheet input capacity.
LaserJet Pro 400 M401n: 50-sheet multipurpose tray 1, 250-sheet input tray 2 and optional third 500-sheet tray.

Winner: LaserJet Pro 400 M401n

Other information:

Brother HL 5470DW | MSRP Price: $249.99

Replacement toner cartridges: Brother TN720 toner, page yield 3,000 pages (OEM Brother TN720 MSRP: $62.34)/ Brother TN 750 high yield toner, page yield, 8,000 pages (OEM Brother TN 750 MSRP: $80.99 | Compatible Brother TN 750 Price: $38.99, page yield 8,000 pages)

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n | MSRP Price: $249.00

Replacement toner cartrigdes: HP CF280A (HP 80A) toner cartridge, page yield 2,700 pages (OEM HP HP CF280A (80A) MSRP: $ 139.92 | Remanufactured HP CF280A (HP 80A) Price: $32.99, page yield 2,700 pages)

Final Verdict:

The Brother HL 5470DW and HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n both can offer you the same printing resolution, ideal for printing graphics and monthly duty cycle for its workload. However, the Brother HL 5470DW offers a faster printing speed than HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n but the latter is faster than the former when it comes to its first page out.

The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n also has the upperhand when it comes to paper-handling but the Brother HL 5470DW, on the other hand, is compatible to several mobile printing softwares, thus enabling your workplace to print easily through these networks. And of course, who wouldn’t want to have this feature in our modern-day working environment, when wireless-connection matters the most thus making the Brother HL 5470DW the winner.

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