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Brother HL-3170 CDW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1472 reviews of Brother HL-3170 CDW. 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 print quality and noise. The price and performance also get good comments, but many are critical about the control panel. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, price, noise, print quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-3170 CDW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Brother HL-3170 CDW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and noise. The reliability and price also get good comments.

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58% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BROTHER HL3170CDW High Speed 2-Sided Colour Printer with Wi-Fi - (Printers Laser Printers)BROTHER HL-3170CDW Colour LED Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex + Full Set Of Compatible XL TN245 Toners

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-3170 CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 920 user reviews of Brother HL-3170 CDW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Opinions about the print quality and noise are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability. Comments are divided on the control panel.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brother HL-3170 CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Brother HL-3170 CDW from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the durability and noise. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, noise, durability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

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

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Brother HL-3170CDW review: A laser fit for a small office, with or without wires

 

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.

May, 2013

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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