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Brother HL-3170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1147 reviews of Brother HL-3170. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The price and performance also get good comments. Comments are divided on the noise, while some have doubts about the control panel.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Brother HL-3170 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the noise. The performance is also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the reliability. There are some critical opinions about the price.

usability, performance, noise

price

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: BROTHER HL3170CDW High Speed 2-Sided Colour Printer with Wi-Fi - (Printers Laser Printers)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-3170

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1004 user reviews of Brother HL-3170 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People really like the print quality and reliability. The performance and price also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the noise, and some have doubts about the control panel.

usability, price, performance, reliability, print quality

control panel

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and DuplexBrother MFCL2700DW Compact Laser All-In One with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

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

Jul, 2013
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Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Bob Wood (mymac.com)

Brother HL-3170CDW Color LED Printer – Review

 

This innovative printer employes Light Emitting Diodes in place of a laser in the Xerographic process. Although Brother makes no such claims or promises, this new technology should lead to lower power consumption over a longer useful in-service...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Wuerthele (electronista.com)

Review: Brother HL-3170CDW LED Printer

 

Brother HL-3170CDW

Quiet ; Flexible connectivity ; Duplex printing

Subpar photo quality ; Large footprint

May, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Wuerthele (macnn.com)

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

May, 2013

Expert review by: (printercomparison.com)

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

May, 2013

Expert review by: Jon L Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

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

 

At just £240.00, Brother's HL-3170CDW is a good entry-level laser printer for home users or small businesses 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

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (macworld.com.au)

Brother’s HL-3170CDW

 

Low purchase price; good text quality

Colour graphics are mediocre; control pane lacks a menu button

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Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent warranty support

 

Brother had me check the number of pages printed (2500) and extended the warranty without further question. In 2 days, I received a new (refurbished, but looks excellent) printer. I moved over my old cartridges, packed up the old printer shell, and...

A nice, fast color printer which does duplex and works without needing an attached computer to be turned on. No more mucking around with inkjet cartridges trying to get them unclogged. The warranty was extended 5 months without any hassle to replace...

Questionable fusion unit. After 17 months the printed paper started coming out "embossed". The coating on the fusion roller was flaking off which caused indentations on the paper. Internet searches show this to be a common problem. Crossing my fingers...

Aug, 2015