Updated 31 Jul 2017

Brother

MFC-J470dw

Snapshot: The Brother MFC-J470dw connects via WiFi and USB and has a 1.75" display. How well does it print?

MFC-J470dw
Consumer score
SCORE
Price

$103

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Test results

Overall score
66
Print quality
?/10
Scanning
?/10
Copying
?/10
Energy use
?/10
Networking
?/10

Good points

  • OK printing.
  • OK scanning.
  • OK copying.
  • Very good energy use.
  • Good networking.
  • Has an auto document feeder and a setting for automatic double-sided printing.
  • Can connect via WiFi.

But

  • Very expensive printing costs.
  • No PictBridge support.

How we test

For non-multifunction printers, our overall score comprises print quality (90%), energy use (5%), and networking (5%).

For multifunction printers, our overall score comprises print quality (63%), scanning (13.5%), copying (13.5%), energy use (5%), and networking (5%).

We don’t retest older printers. To account for their age, each year we alter their overall and individual scores. This can affect whether a printer maintains recommended or worth considering status.

Key data

Model

Price
$103
Type
Inkjet

Running costs

Cost per black page ($)
0.322
Cost per colour page ($)
0.674
Extra ink used
10%

Specifications

Dimensions WxLxH (cm)
46 x 52 x 18
Display size
1.75"

Features

Colour
Yes
Ethernet
No
WiFi
Yes
USB
Yes
Fax
Yes
Auto duplexing
Yes
Card slots
-
Number of cartridges
4
Touchscreen
No
Page capacity
100
Separate 4x6 photo tray
No
PictBridge
No
Can print through email
No
Supports Google Cloud Print
Yes

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