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Brother HL-3170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the paper handling and print quality. The performance and value for money also get good reviews. There are some negative views about the control panel. There are some mixed opinions about the noise and reliability.

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

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL-3170

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Brother HL-3170 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: BROTHER HL-3170CDW Colour LED Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex

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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

 

As you would expect, the HL-3170CDW supports automatic double-sided printing, a collection of cloud-printing options including Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint, and multiple connection points for wired and wireless customers. These features make it...

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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Brother HL-3170CDW review

 

Here's the real decision: Do you pick this all-around-average machine, or do you pick this other, like-priced colour laser, the Dell C1760nw, which has much better colour quality--but also much more expensive toner? Or do you think a bit outside of the...

To its credit, Brother offers a little more than most competitors do. The warranty lasts only one year, but there's free phone support for as long as you own the product. Speed is excellent, and for text and spot colour the HL-3170CDW's print quality...

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Brother HL-3170CDW review - Ideal for those looking to step up from an inkjet printer

 

Good entry-level laser printer for home or small business users that need to step up from an inkjet printer

fast, compact colour laser printer, low purchase price, wifi and iOS support

running costs are a little above average

A full set of Brother’s high-yield colour cartridges will cost £291.57 and produce around 2200 pages, which works out at just over 13p per page. That’s still relatively high, but Brother did admit that you could buy the cartridges much cheaper if you...

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Brother’s HL-3170CDW

 

Low purchase price; good text quality

Colour graphics are mediocre; control pane lacks a menu button

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brother Hl-3170cdw

 

1st Laser Printer. Will never purchase an Inkjet type printer. Cost dropped 21% after I purchased. At 71% of retail price this printer is a good purchase for home or very small business use.

Color Laser, Low Cost, Wireless, Duplex, Easy Setup, I was printing in less than one hour of the printers arrival to my home to the two laptops. Can print from IPhone with Brothers printer application

Toner & Drum

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