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HP OfficeJet 250
Brother MFC-J995DW
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HP OfficeJet 250 vs Brother MFC-J995 (2018)

Analysis:

The HP OfficeJet 250 is an example of a great Home Printer at its $280 budget.

In the case of the Brother MFC-J995DW, however, we weren't able to find enough data to come to any reliable conclusions.

The HP OfficeJet 250 hasn't managed to earn a top spot in any roundups from sources that conduct trustworthy hands-on testing. Nevertheless, reviewers from sites, such as PCmag, Expert Reviews, Techradar, and Android Authority all gave it a spot on their list.

Moving on to the Brother MFC-J995DW: it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like PCmag, Tom's Guide, TechGearLab, Techradar, and Wirecutter, enough for them to include them on those lists.

We examined all of the review data that we could find and first took a look at sources that reviewed both of them, like PCmag, and found that they haven't shown a preference for either product.

Then we checked which sources liked these two Home Printers best and found that the HP OfficeJet 250 got its highest, 9.4, review score from reviewers at Lifewire, whereas the Brother MFC-J995DW earned its best score of 8 from PCmag.

Lastly, we averaged out all of the reviews scores that we could find on these two products and compared them to other Home Printers on the market. We learned that both of them performed far better than most of their competitors - the overall review average earned by Home Printers being 7.1 out of 10, whereas the HP OfficeJet 250 and Brother MFC-J995DW managed averages of 8.5 and 7.6 points, respectively.

Due to the difference in their prices, however, it's important to keep in mind that a direct HP OfficeJet 250 vs. Brother MFC-J995DW comparison might not be entirely fair - some sources don't take value for money into account when assigning their scores and therefore have a tendency to rate more premium products better.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
PCmag
TechGearLab
Wirecutter
Tom's Guide
Techradar
Android Authority
Expert Reviews
Lifewire
Top Ten Reviews
New York Magazine
Tech. Specs Comparison
HP OfficeJet 250
$379
Brother MFC-J995DW
Higher than average expert review score
7.1
Overall Avg. for Home Printers
8.5
Avg. Review Score
Score
Has average expert review score
7.1
Overall Avg. for Home Printers
7.6
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 10
in “Best HP printers of 2020: Portable, laser, all-in-one, inkjet and more” 
Last updated: 24 Feb 2020
New York Magazine
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Finalists” 
Last updated: 24 Aug 2018
Recommended by trusted experts
TechGearLab
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 6.4 out of 10
in “The Best Home and Office Printers of 2020” 
Last updated: 22 Apr 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #9 out of 10
in “Best home printer 2020: the top printers for remote working and more” 
Last updated: 18 hours ago
Wirecutter
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best All-in-One Printer” 
Last updated: 21 Jan 2020
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