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HP LaserJet MFP M480F Review

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With incredibly competitive running costs, excellent printing speeds, and all-in-one functionality, the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f makes an exceptional business printer. That said, this model is not the most portable or affordable option around.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The HP LaserJet MFP M480f is a mid-range commercial all-in-one printer that was released in 2021, promising fast printing in monochrome and color. Like many of our top-rated printers, the M480f has copy, scan, and faxing functions. A suite of connectivity options, including NFC, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi, and also works with the intuitive HP Smart app.

It comes with a 250-sheet paper tray, a 50-sheet multipurpose tray that supports automatic duplex printing and scanning, and a 4.3-inch, easy-to-use color touchscreen. Read on to learn more about the MFP M480f and discover how it compares to the most popular all-in-one printers on the market.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f is an excellent printer for business, thanks to its‌ impressive monochrome printing speed of 30 ppm and color printing speed of 12 ppm, which rank in the top 5% for the category. It has competitive running costs of just 2.3 cents per page, and its good printing abilities for documents and photos make it an all-around excellent business printing solution.

A built-in automatic document feeder and generous 300-page paper tray, which can be expanded to 850 via an optional accessory, make easy work of bulk jobs.

It has all-in-one functionality, scanning at up to 600 x 600 dpi resolutions. If you want to explore the differences between an all-in-one printer and a single-function printer, check out our detailed article. Users with limited space may find its bulky 51.2-lb design challenging, though.

Reason to Buy

  • Outstanding print quality
    • The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f printer is an excellent printing solution for business, thanks in part to its excellent printing quality in both black and color. It produces documents at resolutions of up to 600 x 600 dpi.

  • Excellent scanner
    • Top grade flatbed scanner, which supports automatic duplex scanning, which is great for businesses.

  • Competitive running costs
    • This color printer costs just 2.3 cents per page to run, scoring in the top quarter for its category.

  • Fast printing speed
    • Printing 30 ppm in black and 12 ppm in color, this printer ranks near the very top of its category and is suitable for bulk jobs.

Reason to Avoid

  • Expensive
    • Thes HP LaserJet M480f is an expensive investment.

HP LaserJet MFP M480F Specs

Automatic Document FeederAutomatic Document FeederYes
Automatic Two-Sided PrintingAutomatic Two-Sided Printing
Copier Resolution (B&W)Copier Resolution (B&W)Up to 600 dpi
Copier Resolution (Color)Copier Resolution (Color)Up to 600 x 600 dpi
DepthDepth18.59"
Duplex Scan FunctionDuplex Scan FunctionYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HeightHeight
Integrated FaxIntegrated FaxYes
Max Number of CopiesMax Number of Copies9999
Max Paper WidthMax Paper Width
Mobile PrintingMobile PrintingYes
Number of Ink Cartridges RequiredNumber of Ink Cartridges Required
Paper FeederPaper FeederMultipurpose tray
Print Speed (B&W)Print Speed (B&W)27 ppm
Print Speed (Color)Print Speed (Color)27 ppm
Printer Resolution (B&W)Printer Resolution (B&W)
Printer Resolution (Color)Printer Resolution (Color)
Printer TypePrinter TypeCopier, Fax, Printer, Scanner
Scanner ResolutionScanner Resolution
Scanner TypeScanner Type
Tray CapacityTray Capacity50
WidthWidth
WirelessWirelessYes

All Specs

Test Results

B&W Print Speed (ppm)30
Color Print Speed (ppm)12
B&W Printing Costs (¢ per page)2.3
Color Printing Costs (¢ per page)14.1
Color Accuracy (dE)0

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Market Context

The HP LaserJet MFP M480f is a mid-range commercial all-in-one printer that was released in 2021, promising fast printing in monochrome and color. Like many…

The HP LaserJet MFP M480f is a mid-range commercial all-in-one printer that was released in 2021, promising fast printing in monochrome and color. Like many of our top-rated printers, the M480f has copy, scan, and faxing functions. A suite of connectivity options, including NFC, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi, and also works with the intuitive HP Smart app.

It comes with a 250-sheet paper tray, a 50-sheet multipurpose tray that supports automatic duplex printing and scanning, and a 4.3-inch, easy-to-use color touchscreen. Read on to learn more about the MFP M480f and discover how it compares to the most popular all-in-one printers on the market.

Both the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f and the HP LaserJet Tank MFP 2604sdw are all-in-one multifunction printers with LaserJet technology. However, due to its…

Both the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f and the HP LaserJet Tank MFP 2604sdw are all-in-one multifunction printers with LaserJet technology. However, due to its color printing abilities, the MFP M480f is the better option for photos. The Tank MFP 2604sdw is a monochrome model with SuperTank technology, resulting in much lower printing costs per page. If you prefer a smaller home or office printer, consider our Canon PIXMA MG3620 review.

While the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f and the Brother HL-L2325DW are LaserJet printers, the HP device is much better. It’s capable of color printing,…

While the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f and the Brother HL-L2325DW are LaserJet printers, the HP device is much better. It’s capable of color printing, scanning, and copying. The Brother model prints in monochrome only and lacks scanning and copying functions. If you prefer something that can print directly from a USB drive, see our Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw review.

Automatic Document Feeder

Yes

Yes

Automatic Two-Sided Printing

Yes

Yes

Copier Resolution (B&W)

Up to 600 dpi

Up to 600 x 600

Copier Resolution (Color)

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Depth

18.59"

15.7"

14.2"

Duplex Scan Function

Yes

No

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

12.3"

7.2"

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

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    86.9

    Category Trust Score

    80
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