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Brother HL-3170 CDW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1581 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the print quality and noise. The performance and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. There are some negative opinions about the multifunction and control panel.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality

control panel, multifunction

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Brother HL-3170 CDW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and noise. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, noise, performance

57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-3170 CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1008 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 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and noise. The performance and price also get good views, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability. There are mixed reviews on the multifunction and control panel.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality

reliability

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brother HL-3170 CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the print quality and noise. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Brother HL-3170CDW review: A cheap and charming color laser printer

 

This basic color laser printer (technically it uses a different light, not a laser) just plain works, which is more than I can say for most color inkjets I've tried.

This digital-LED printer is a low-cost color laser printer in all but name. Toner cartridges last a long time.

Despite being a single-function printer, it's big and heavy. Laser printers aren't great for color photos. Setup without a touchscreen is a pain.

This no-nonsense color printer from Brother cuts extra features to keep the price down.

Aug, 2018

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

 

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 delivers fast speed, good paper handling, and support for mobile printing.

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.

Despite the shortcomings in output quality, and particularly photo quality, the Brother HL-3170CDW offers a lot to like, with fast speed, good paper handling, and support for mobile printing, including printing through the cloud. If the photo quality...

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

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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

May, 2013

Expert review by : Jon L Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (techadvisor.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 : Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Brother HL-3170CDW: An affordable color laser printer for small businesses

 

The Brother HL-3170CDW makes quick black and color prints with decent quality and an attractive price tag to match. As long as you're not using it to jump-start your photography business, the HL-3170CDW won't disappoint.

The ; 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 : 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

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