The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 and the HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw are two popular color office printers sharing a lot of similarities. However, they have a few differences you’ll want to be aware of. Here’s how these two business printers from Epson and HP compare.
Epson WF-C5790 @ $299.99 USD
Powered by Epson PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 is an inkjet-based office printer. It’s available with either Epson’s “Supertank” or Replaceable Ink Pack System, two cartridge-free solutions that keep your color printing costs low. With a 4800 dpi print resolution, the Epson WF-C5790 produces print shop quality printouts. It’s ideal for printing up to 2,500 pages per month.
The Epson WF-C5790 is an all-in-one printer that prints, scans, copies, and faxes. You can also print remotely, print from your mobile devices, scan to the cloud or email, and more. Heat-Free Technology means the Epson WF-C5790 does not need to warmup, resulting in immediate first page out. Its ISO print speed is up to 24 pages per minute.
HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw @ $599.99 USD
As the name implies, the HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw is a laser-based color printer. It uses four color toner cartridges (CMYK). The M479fdw has a print resolution of 600 dpi or an enhanced dpi of up to 38,400 x 600. The HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw is ideal for printing up to 4,000 pages per month.
As an all-in-one laser printer, the HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It can also email documents and print from mobile devices. Since the HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw is a laser printer, it must warmup before printing. Thus, it has a first page out speed of between 9.3 and 10.9 seconds. This means that the Epson WF-C5790, despite its slower print speed, is oftentimes faster than the HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw as shown in the video below.