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Brother HL-3070CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the print quality and build quality. The performance and value for money also get good feedback, but many are negative about the noise and paper handling. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, value for money, performance, build quality, print quality

paper handling, noise

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 34 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 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, performance, build quality, value for money, reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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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.

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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.

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Brother HL-3070CW

 

Brother's second-generation laser-class printer is built around an LED engine instead of a laser, which is only a minor difference from a practical perspective. LED printers are essentially identical to lasers, except that they use LEDs instead of...

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

Relatively high cost per page. Limited paper handling

The Brother HL-3070CW delivers high-quality text, reasonably high-quality graphics and photos, and fast speed at a price and size suitable for a small office.

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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?

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Brother HL-3070CW colour LED printer

 

The Brother HL-3070CW colour printer is one of the company's first to use LED technology. Competing with entry-level colour laser printers, the HL-307...

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.

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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.

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Brother HL-3070CW review

 

The Brother HL-3070CW produces crisp and clean print-outs. However, colours on graphics documents tend to look overly dark and it's quite an expensive model to run, especially if you need to frequently use it for colour output.

Cheap for a colour laser printer unit ; Crisp text quality ; Pass code-protected printing ; Wi-Fi and Ethernet support

Expensive running costs ; Colour print-outs look quite dark

Overall, for a model with such a low asking price, the HL-3070CW does a good job of producing crisp and clean print-outs. However, colours in graphics documents are often a tad too dark so it's not ideal for those who need reasonably accurate colours,...

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

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Networking

Type:Print server

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

RAM

Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:576MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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