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Brother HL-3070CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 reviews of Brother HL-3070CW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and design. The price and performance are also appreciated. The noise and reliability get mixed comments, while the control panel and paper handling get less positive comments.

usability, performance, price, design, durability

paper handling, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-3070CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Brother HL-3070CW from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the price and durability. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL3070CW Compact High Speed Wireless A4 Colour LED PrinterBrother HL3070CW Compact High Speed Wireless A4 Colour LED Printer

Sep, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Brother HL-3070CW from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the durability and noise. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the size.

price, performance, usability, noise, durability

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-3070CW Compact Digital Color Printer with Wireless NetworkingBrother HL-3070CW Compact Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (

Brother HL-3070CW


Editor's note: PCWorld has updated the speed results for this product. After identifying a conflict with a test file that affected this and a few other, unrelated printers, PCWorld Labs revised the file and retested the product. Its speed results for...

Wi-Fi connectivity ; Low purchase price

Slow performance ; Mediocre graphics quality

Getting wireless connectivity at this price point is a nice bonus, but the HL-3070cw color printer is fairly slow and sparsely featured.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: M. David Stone (

Brother HL-3070CW


The Brother HL-3070CW offers fast color printing for a small or home office.

Fast. Reasonably small size. High-quality text. Graphics and photo quality suitable for internal business use.

Relatively high cost per page. Limited paper handling.

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Dec, 2009

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Brother HL-3070CW


Brother's HL-3070CW targets small offices and workgroups. Does it have the right stuff for the job at hand?

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi, Melissa Riofrio (

Review: Brother HL-3070CW color printer


The Brother HL-3070CW color LED printer gives small offices color printing on the cheap and it has Wi-Fi, too.

Wi-Fi connectivity is still uncommon among color laser and LED printers, so its presence on the HL-3070CW is a nice bonus. The setup involves a lot of steps, though: For us, clicking blindly through the terse and overly technical dialog boxes proved...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Simon (

Brother HL-3070CW LED Printer


The Brother HL-3070CW offers wireless color printing for your small or home office. With a rated print speed of 17ppm the numbers gives this printer the potential of being powerhouse around the home. Read on to find out what the HL-3070CW brings to...

Wireless printing ; Exceptional print quality ; Fast print speed

No duplex printing ; LCD display has poor visibility

The Brother HL-3070CW printer doesn't have all the bells and whistles of copying and scanning but it is packed with features. From unpacking to setup, the HL-370CW was a pleasure to work with. The overall power consumption was reasonable and part of...

Mar, 2010

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Brother HL-3070CW


If you are looking for a laser printer that offers beautiful images and is fairly compact, the Brother HL-3070CW may be an ideal printer for you. This device offers a vast array of features including built-in wireless and Ethernet capabilities, a large...

The Brother HL-3070CW features a maximum printing resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi

This laser printer has a measly 64MB of installed memory

The Brother HL-3070CW is a basic laser printer that needs a few improvements before it can compete with the best printers.

Expert review by: Francis D'sa (

Brother HL-3070CW


The HL-3070CW color printer from Brother is an economical printer for any small business environment or home and can print at decent resolutions of 600 x 2400 dpi. The product has an excellent build quality and a comparatively smaller footprint helping...

Specifications: Dimensions (WxHxD): 16.1 x 9.8 x 18.3 inches; Weight: 19 Kg; Resolution: 2400 dpi; Buffer size: 64 MB; Tray capacity: 250 sheets; Interface: USB, LAN, WLAN.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

Brother HL-3070CW colour LED printer


Brother's latest colour printer uses LED technology

Wi-Fi is easy to configure, password-protected printing, user-upgradeable memory

Small LCD display, no direct print support for Microsoft Word files and plain text documents, colour accuracy issues, expensive consumables

Extensive connectivity and simple configuration make Brother's HL-3070CW colour LED printer easy to setup and use in a networked environment.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Robin Morris (

Brother HL-3070CW review


There are no options for upgrading its paper handling, so you can't go beyond 250 sheets. The 100-sheet output is a touch disappointing. Given the huge depth of the printer, we expected it to have a deep output tray recessed into the top of the printer.

The Brother is a model that struggles to make itself seen. It doesn't quite match its rivals in any area. The Secure Print option is nice, but running costs are high.

Apr, 2012

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Brother HL-3070CW review


Brother's LED-based HL-3070CW is one of few laser-class printers shipped without its consumables in place. Fortunately, setup is a reasonably simple job. This is a squat printer, but it's not especially pretty – its various logos and markings use a mix...

The HL-3070CW is fairly good value and quite quick in colour, but its print quality – particularly in photos – is very disappointing.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

The HL-3070CW is a fast, compact printer that produces brilliant color output at up to 17ppm in both color and black. It is ideal for printing high-impact, color brochures, presentations and other important business documents, quickly and affordably. In addition, its stylish, space-saving design helps save valuable workspace and complements virtually any environment. The HL-3070CW also provides built-in wireless 802.11b/g and Ethernet interfaces for sharing on your network, a generous paper input capacity, PCL6 and BR-Script3 emulations for greater compatibility, and 64MB standard memory for faster processing of important print jobs. Additionally, it includes a USB direct interface to print from your USB flash memory drive

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7


Type:Print server

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Interface:802.11g / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / 802.11b / USB / Direct print USB
Language Simulation:PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):17ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):17ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Media Type:Recycled paper / Bond paper / Plain paper / Labels / Envelopes
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:576MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty