The gapTCO 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 edition compares the Brother MFC-J985DW XL, Canon MAXIFY MB5020, HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO and Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630. At an AMPV of 500 pages, 50 percent color pages, 20 percent color coverage, 5 percent black coverage, three year length of ownership, and e-commerce pricing for hardware:

• The Brother MFC-J985DW XL is the winning product with the lowest TCO of $579.33 followed by the Canon MAXIFY MB5020 witha TCO of $1,007.61, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO ($1,110.76) and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 ($1,115.83).

• Both the Brother MFC-J985DW XL and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO launched this year while the Canon MAXIFY MB5020 and Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 launched in 2014.

• The Brother MFC-J985DW XL has the largest starter consumable yields of the devices compared at 7,200 pages mono and 3,600 page color, followed by the MAXIFY MB5020 1,000 pages mono and 815 pages color, the WorkForce Pro WF-4630 (900 mono, 800 color) and the OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO (745 mono and 400 color)

• The Brother MFC-J985DW XL is the only device in the comparison to offer Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity.

• All of the devices compared are Auto Duplex capable and offer Network and WiFi connectivity.

• All of the products compared have touchscreen interfaces. The OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO has the largest touchscreen interface of the products compared at 4.3 inches, followed by the WorkForce Pro WF-4630 with a 3.5 inch touchscreen, the MAXIFY MB5020 with a 3 inch touchscreen and the MFC-J985DW XL with a 2.7 inch touchscreen.

• All of the devices compared are Energy Star rated and offer print, scan, copy, fax and PC fax functionalities.

• Usage-Based Black CPPs for this specific printing environment are as follows:

Brother MFC-J985DW XL: $0.0024

Canon MAXIFY MB5020: $0.0144

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630: $0.0163

HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO: $0.0170

• Usage-Based Color CPPs for this specific printing environment are as follows:

Brother MFC-J985DW XL: $0.0260

Canon MAXIFY MB5020: $0.0704

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630: $0.0793

HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO: $0.0810

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Product Breakdown

Product Breakdown

Lifetime TCO

Lifetime TCO Graph

Detailed Comparison

Detailed Comparison

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Head-to-Head Comparison

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