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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. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The price and performance also get good views. There are some critical opinions about the control panel and paper handling, and there are mixed reviews on the noise and reliability.

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL-3070CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Brother HL-3070CW from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and durability. The reliability and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, reliability, durability, price

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brother HL-3070CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Brother HL-3070CW from Amazon.ca. 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 Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the durability and noise. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the size.

price, performance, usability, noise, durability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca 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

Nov, 2017

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

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 (pcmag.com)

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

Expert review by: (itp.net)

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 (macworld.com)

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 (ccereviews.com)

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

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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 (tech.firstpost.com)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Display:LCD / LED
Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.3in
Height:9.8in
Weight:41.9lbs
Width:16.1in

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (off):10
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (standby):70
Power consumption (typical):480

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:3070CW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Input Capacity

Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:1
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:250

Memory

Internal memory:128 / 64
Maximum internal memory:512 / 562 / 576
Maximum memory:512 / 562 / 576
Memory slots:1

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network ready: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, LEAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA, DNS, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Server,TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client and server, SMTP Client, APOP, POP before SMTP / IPv4, IPv6
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, DNS resolver, mDNS, LLMNR, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Server,TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client and server, SMTP Client, APOP,POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH SNMPv1/v2c/v3, ICMPv6, LLTD
Type:Print server
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000\nMac OS X 10.3.9+
Emulations:PCL6, BR-Script 3
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Supported media weight(s):60 - 105
Weight:41.9
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6 / B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter / Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Plain Paper / Plain paper, Recycled paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

Performance

Built-in processor: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Processor:NEC VR5500
Processor frequency:300
Processor model:NEC VR5500
Server operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Optional connectivity:Ethernet, Wireless LAN
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (off):10
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (standby):70
Power consumption (typical):480

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing:No / Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser / LED
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, PCL 6

Printer

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
Technology:LED
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Time to first page (color, normal):15 / 16
Warm-up time:27

RAM

Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:576MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:53
Printing noise level:53
Standby acoustic emission:30

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.1 x 18.3 x 9.84
Package dimensions (WxDxH):24.7 x 21.9 x 18.1
Package weight:0.776
Weight:41.9 / 43 / 670.2