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Brother HL 2170W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2018 reviews of Brother HL 2170W. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and design. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the paper handling and reliability. Many are negative about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother HL 2170W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL 2170W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Brother HL 2170W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL 2170W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1371 user reviews of Brother HL 2170W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and print quality. The performance and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the control panel, while opinions about the reliability and noise are different.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Brother HL-2170W review: Brother HL-2170W

 

Brother HL-2170W

Speedy text document printing; modest price tag; compact form factor; wireless option is convenient after initial setup, short initial lag time.

Wireless installation has some difficulty; poor graphics quality; lacks autoduplexing.

The Brother HL-2170W laser printer can be the perfect money saving sidekick to your existing inkjet, but don't expect it to handle even the most minor graphic jobs.

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Brother HL-2170W

 

If you're in the market for a personal monochrome laser printer or a printer for a small or home office, put the Brother HL-2170W ($150 street) on your must-see list. It's fast, it prints at reasonably high quality (particularly for text), and it's...

Small. Fast. Network and Wi-Fi connections. Ample paper capacity. Low cost per page for an inexpensive laser

Graphics quality—typical for a monochrome laser—is less than ideal

The Brother HL-2170W delivers a lot of printer for the price, with high speed, more than acceptable output quality, and suitable paper capacity for a small or home office.

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Brother HL-2170W

 

The Brother HL-2170W laser printer can be the perfect money saving sidekick to your existing inkjet, but don't expect it to handle even the most minor graphic jobs.

Speedy text document printing, Modest price tag, Compact form factor, Wireless option is convenient after initial setup, Short initial lag time

Wireless installation has some difficulty, Poor graphics quality, Lacks autoduplexing

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Personal monochrome laser printer

 

The Brother HL-2170W gets good reviews as a no-frills, personal-use, black-and-white laser printer for PCs and Macs. With a maximum duty of 10,000 pages per month, the Brother HL-2170W is not designed for heavy office use. One nice feature is built-in...

Good print quality, quick for the price, built-in Wi-Fi networking

Not for heavy office use, no duplex printing, wi-Fi can be difficult to set up

Jun, 2010

TOP REVIEW SHOP - ON-TARGET AWARD

Expert review by : Justin Whitaker (topreviewshop.com)

Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

 

The new Brother HL-2170 Wireless Laser Printer has come in at a time when ease of use, quality and speed are the most sought after assets for any printer. People looking for a wireless printer are typically willing to pay a bit extra for a these...

Easy to use, excellent black&white print quality, fast print speeds, easy set up if directions are followed

Bulky size, no auto-duplex, small manual feed paper tray

The few drawbacks that it has can be annoying, but they don't take away from the solid value of this laser printer. At an average online price of $125, it is inexpensive compared to many other wireless laser printers. It is adaptable to both Windows...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Maximum CPU (maximumcpu.net)

Brother HL-2170W Wireless Laser Printer

 

Product: Brother HL-2170W Manufacturer: Brother Price: $150 Find Lowest Price @ PriceGrabber Author: Bill Date: February 19, 2009 The Brother HL-2170W presents itself as an ideal printer for a family or small workgroup. The printer is packed with...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Bill (maximumcpu.net)

Read Brother HL-2170W Wireless Laser Printer

 

The Brother HL-2170W presents itself as an ideal printer for a family or small workgroup. The printer is packed with features such as an internal print server and wifi connectivity. I tested the HL-2170W alongside another (relatively) inexpensive laser...

Price ; Connectivity Options ; Print Speed ; Solid Drivers and Documentation

Flimsy construction ; Graphics performance

I would highly recommend this printer despite its issues with intense graphics and seemingly fragile build quality. It represents a good value, providing multiple connection options, a robust driver package, and solid performance. For the price, I can...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Paul Stamatiou (paulstamatiou.com)

Review: Brother HL-2170W Wireless Laser Printer

 

Setup Traditionally, getting a regular printer on a network has been a hassle. I remember having to purchase various USB to Ethernet adapters, none of which worked, trying to get an HP multifunction printer on a network. With printers that support...

Setup was ridiculously simple and Wi-Fi support is outstanding. The supplied performance is great for my simple needs (usually typing out letters to mail, the occasional boarding pass printing and printing out of PDFs I want to keep handy for...

Expert review by : Kailas Shastry (pcworld.in)

Brother HL-2170W

 

If you want the flexibility of placing this printer anywhere in your wireless home or office, this Brother makes for a good buy.

Good quality prints ; Low running cost ; Wireless connectivity

Limited features set

At Rs.12,720, this printer is good value for money given its wireless capability and overall above average performance. Cost of printing is also acceptable. If you want the flexibility of placing this printer anywhere in your wireless home or office,...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother HL-2170W

 

Brother's HL-2170W is a compact mono laser printer with the bare minimum of controls: a single button and three status LEDs to tell you if you need to change the drum or toner, or if there's a more general error. A sturdy paper tray can take up to 250...

Good quality black-and-white wireless printing. Office-quality printing without cables.

Apr, 2008

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