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Brother HL-3170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the paper handling and print quality. The performance and value for money also get good views. Comments are divided on the reliability. The control panel and noise get negative opinions.

usability, value for money, performance, print quality, paper handling

size, noise, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-3170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review: Brother's HL-3170CDW color laser-class printer is inexpensive, but graphics are mediocre

 

The Brother HL-3170CDW color laser-class (LED) printer offers good speed and adequate print quality for an inexpensive purchase price, plus, its toner costs are reasonable. However, users seeking better output quality should look at a business inkjet.

Low purchase price ; Good text quality

Color graphics are mediocre ; Control panel lacks a menu button

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Brother HL-3170CDW

 

The HL-3170CDW is Brother's office-friendly workgroup printer that uses the company's Digital LED print technology for black and color outputs at up to 600x2,400 dpi resolution. While that limits its usability for offices that print a lot of photos,...

The Brother HL-3170CDW boasts office-friendly features like automatic double-sided printing, wireless and wired networking options, a generous monthly duty cycle, and two separate trays for standard and thicker-than-average paper.

The photo quality lacks detail and the fixed control panel can be awkward to operate.

Despite its photo printing shortcomings, the Brother HL-3170CDW is a capable color laser printer that meets all the major requirements for a small office workgroup.

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Brother HL-3170CDW

 

The Brother HL-3170CDW color LED printer comes up a little short on output quality, but largely makes up for it with fast speed and good paper handling.

Fast. Duplexer (for two-sided printing). Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Direct for easy connection to smartphones and tablets

Sub-par text and photo quality

Only slightly more expensive than the Brother HL-3140CW that I recently reviewed, the Brother HL-3170CDW offers a lot more for the small step up in price. Like the HL-3140CW, it delivers fast speed, a paper input capacity suitable for a typical micro...

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Review: Brother HL-3170CDW LED Printer

 

Brother HL-3170CDW

Quiet ; Flexible connectivity ; Duplex printing

Subpar photo quality ; Large footprint

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Review: Brother HL-3170CDW LED Printer

 

Brother HL-3170CDW

Quiet ; Flexible connectivity ; Duplex printing

Subpar photo quality ; Large footprint

We've mentioned before that we are far from a paperless society. For now, at least, there are tasks that require a piece of paper for confirmation, proof of purchase, or a litany of other needs. Laser printers have existed since the first practical c

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Brother HL-3170cdw Review: Reliable Color Printer

 

Read our full review of the Brother HL-3170cdw Digital Color Printer offering small businesses a low cost alternative to office AIOs.

Print quality ; Wired/Wireless connectivity ; Competitive pricing

Small display ; No front side USB

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Color Laser Printer

 

I would buy this again at its regular price if I hadn't got it on sale.

Easy set-up right out of the box. Hooked up to my wireless and now I can print for all my wireless devices

Buying toner (Expensive) but worth it since it doesn't dry out like inkjet cartridges can

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brother Hl-3170cdw

 

Again if you want a printer that just works, BUY THIS ONE.

Two words "LOVE IT ; Easiest printer I've ever setup ; Most versatile printer I've ever printed with ; Impeccable reliably considering I've never had a paper jam after an entire ream of paper ; Drivers are easy to get and not clunky like other brands

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Outstanding Printer

 

I decided to buy a laser printer because i do not print much, and got tired of ink cartridges being dried out when i need to print a document.

The printer had all four toner cartridges already installed when I removed it from the box. When I ordered this printer I did not think it would have the toners included. There was some minor unpacking required, but the printer was pretty much ready...

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Nice Printer for the money

 

The LED Printer is pretty fast, color is slightly washed out, may need to adjust the quality in preferences. It is well worth the money. I have an old HP2550Ln that prints a little sharper.

Efficient","Fast

Not Sharp

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