Brother PE500 Vs PE770 Comparison In Detail

Brother PE500 Vs PE770 Comparison In Detail

Brother has so many embroidery machines in the entry level category. Brother PE500 and PE770 are two of them. The former is very much entry level, whereas the later is slightly more advanced, especially in embroidery area and built-in designs. Both machines are very popular in US, thanks to their wonderful features, stitch quality and affordability. Now let us have a look at the differences.

Brother PE500 Vs PE770 - Major Feature Differences

Both are embroidery only machines and have features like LCD touch screen, automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin, automatic thread cutter, embroidery card slot, built-in memory etc. Even though PE500 and PE770 have so many features in common, PE770 is kind of a bigger cousin in comparison with PE500. 

Built-in Embroidery Designs

Brother PE500 comes with 70 built-in embroidery designs, whereas PE770 comes with 136 built-in designs. So PE770's extra 66 ready to sew built-in designs give it more stitch variety. However, one thing to note is that, both PE500 and PE770 come with USB connectivity. So you can import designs from the internet. You can download whatever design you want from or other third party websites. 

USB Connectivity

There is a slight difference in the way each machine gets connected. PE500 comes with a USB cable. The port available on PE500 is Type B, in which you can't connect a USB stick. The cable connects directly to the computer. PE770 on the other hand comes with a normal Type A USB port, in which you can plug in the USB stick directly. In simple words, PE500 connects to the computer directly and PE770 connects to the USB stick. So in the case of PE770, if you want to import designs, you will have to copy the designs from the computer to USB stick first and then plug it in. It can work both ways. With PE500 you need a computer, it can't read directly from a USB stick. With PE770 you need a USB stick, it can't read directly from a computer. 

Embroidery Area

Brother PE500 comes with a maximum embroidery area of 4" x 4". PE770 on the other hand has a larger 5" x 7" embroidery area. This enables you to do larger designs. Since PE500 targets sewers who are just starting out on embroidery, it doesn't need a big embroidery area.

Embroidery Speed

Brother PE770 can sew at a maximum speed of 650 Stitches/min, whereas PE500 can only sew at a maximum speed of 400 Stitches/min. So you know which one can sew faster.

Lettering Fonts

PE770 comes with 6 built-in lettering fonts, whereas PE500 has one less, that is 5.

Work Light

PE770 has 2 LED work lights, PE500 is lit by a single LED.

Editor comment

As far as stitch quality is concerned, both machines are really good. Which is the reason why they became so popular. If you ask me which one to choose, I would say PE500 for those whose are starting out and PE770 for those who are experienced. 

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother PE500Brother PE770
TypeEmbroidery OnlyEmbroidery Only
Max Embroidery Area4" x 4"5" x 7"
Embroidery HoopOne 4" x 4"1 hoop, 5" x 7"
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Embroidery Speed400 Stitches/min650 Stitches/min
Speed Control SliderNoNo
Built-in Embroidery Designs70136
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Layout FunctionYesYes
Pattern Rotation1, 10, or 90 Degrees1, 10, 90 Degrees
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
USB ConnectivityYesYes, USB Port
Stitch SelectionLCD Touch ScreenLCD Touch Screen
Embroidery Card SlotYesYes
Built-in MemoryYesYes
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes 5Yes 6
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Work LightYes 1 LEDYes, 2 LEDs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Automatic Thread CutterYesYes

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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