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The unit includes print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities to provide all-round office printing functionality.

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Ethernet connection - usable on a network without requiring an online PC host

4 agree

affordable price

3 agree

laser printer - high yeild, high B&W print quality

3 agree

duplex printing

3 agree

large scanner - supports legal

3 agree

3rd generation product - most bugs have been ironed out

3 agree

multi-function: print, copy, scan and fax

3 agree

Print and Scan work well over network with Apple Mac OS X Snow Lepoard with Apple's drivers.

2 agree

does have duplex function.

2 agree

upgradable firmware

2 agree

slightly cheaper operating cost per page than the 8860DN, 32mb more memory, and 2ppm faster

2 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.

lacks the duplex copying and faxing of the 8860DN

6 agree

cannot print colour

3 agree

old and boring looking

2 agree

poor customer support

2 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Brother MFC-8480DN is an all-in-one black and white laser printer that is suitable for small to medium-sized businesses and is an upgrade to the MFC-8460N.  The unit includes print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities to provide all-round office printing functionality.  It is more advanced than the MFC-8460N since it includes automatic duplex functionality for double-sided printing, has a front USB port, and is Energy Star qualified, all of which the MFC-8460N lacks. 

The MFC-8480DN features high printing and copying speeds at up to 32 pages per minute with a print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi.  The unit offers a large paper capacity of up to 550 sheets with the optional expandable tray and includes a 50-page automatic document feeder for fast processing of multi-page documents.  It has a legal-size document glass for scanning and copying large documents and is capable of flatbed color scanning at a resolution of up to 19,200 x 19,200 dpi.  The MFC-8480DN also features a large 5-line LCD for selecting printer options and supports ethernet, USB, and parallel port connectivity.  The printer has an MSRP of $449 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty. 

  • Print Speed: 32ppm Black
  • Print Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Paper Capacity: 550 Sheets (Standard 250 Sheet Tray, 50 Sheet Multipurpose Tray, 2nd Optional 250 Sheet Tray)
  • Interfaces: Ethernet, USB, and Parallel
  • Memory: 64MB, upgradeable to 576MB
  • 50-Page Automatic Document Feeder
  • 33.6Kbps Fax Modem
  • 600-Page Fax Memory
  • Legal-size document glass
  • Automatic duplex printing
  • Front USB port
  • Flatbed Color Scanning up to 19,200 x 19,200 dpi
  • Large 5-Line Backlit LCD
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Dimensions: 20.9" x 17.8" x 18.7"
  • Cartridges: Standard Yield Toner (Model #TN620 - 3,000 Pages), Drum Unit (Model #DR620 - 25,000 Pages)
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Post Review
10/13/2011 04:45

Does the brother mfc 8480 dn use the same cartridges as the 8460n?



10/13/2011 04:21

According to the manufacturers page they take different cartridges. The 8480dn takes model #TN620 and the 8460n takes model #TN550

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