gapTCO CPP Comparison of Four A4 SOHO Color MFPs

The gapTCO tool is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices. This month’s installment compares the Brother MFC-L8900CDW, the Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw, and the Lexmark MC3326i.

At an AMPV of 500 pages, under a five-year length of ownership, and leveraging the manufacturer website price for hardware:

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is the winning product with the lowest TCO of $2,495.37, followed by the Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw with a TCO of $3,074.00, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw with a TCO of $3,216.72, and the Lexmark MC3326i with a TCO of $3,268.72.

  • The Brother MFC-L8900CDW features the fastest print speeds at 33ppm, followed by the Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw at 28ppm, the Lexmark MC3326i at 26ppm, and the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw at 22ppm.
  • All products in the comparison come equipped with automatic duplex printing capabilities, Gigabit Ethernet, and wireless connectivity.
  • The models from Brother and Canon provide a standard input capacity of 300 sheets, followed by the Lexmark SKU with 251 sheets and the HP device with 250 sheets. The Brother model features the largest maximum input capacity at 1,300 sheets, followed by the Canon device (850 sheets), the Lexmark MFP (251 sheets), and the HP SKU (250 sheets).
  • While all MFPs in the comparison feature a color touchscreen display, the Brother and Canon MFPs offer the largest at 5 inches, followed by the Lexmark model at 2.8 inches and the HP device at 2.7 inches.
  • TEC ratings are similar across devices in the comparison, with all models except the Lexmark MC3326i producing a TEC rating of 0.3 kWh/week. The Lexmark model’s TEC rating is slightly higher at 0.4 kWh/week.
  • With regards to footprint, the Lexmark MC3326i has the smallest at 251.1 square inches. The Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw comes in second at 273.9 square inches, followed by the Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw at 353.4 and the Brother MFC-L8900CDW at 403.7.
  • Usage-Based Black CPPs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
  • Brother MFC-L8900CDW: $0.0113
    • Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw: $0.0209
    • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw: $0.0317
    • Lexmark MC3326i: $0.0323
  • Usage-Based Black CPPs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
    • Brother MFC-L8900CDW: $0.1184
    • Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw: $0.1487
    • Lexmark MC3326i: $0.1523
    • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw: $0.1529

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The gapTCO is a product of market intelligence firm gap intelligence. It is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices.

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The gapTCO is a product of market intelligence firm gap intelligence. It is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices.