Brother HL-3170CDW colour Office printer review.
Review date: 19 February 2018
Hi, today we are reviewing the Brother HL-3170CDW printer. A colour Office printer from Brother.
This is a comparative review, it has been reviewed in relation to other printers available, from the same manufacturer as well as other manufacturers. We strive to keep a similar form and set of data points between all reviews. This is to give you a clear idea and overview of the differences between printers on the market.
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The HL-3170CDW is a colour laser device from Brother, offering quality full colour output. It performs well providing quality print output with quite low speeds .
As this is a print-only printer, it does not offer any additional functionality besides printing. If you need other abilities, such as scanning or faxing, you should look at multifunctional printers.
The Brother HL-3170CDW features a touch screen panel user interface and performing other useful tasks.
The HL-3170CDW provides decent full colour printing, that's more than suitable for general business uses, with a print resolution of 600 x 600 DPI. There is an enhanced resolution function that also enables you to print at an even higher quality - should the need arise - although the print speed is a fair bit slower.
Offering A4 print speeds of up to 22 pages per minute, this printer is excellent for everyday printing. Although it will struggle to complete medium-large print jobs in a reasonable timeframe. Duplex printing function allows you to print on both sides of a page, saving you money and reducing the environmental impact. This printer also offers a time-to-first-page of 16 seconds meaning individual print jobs are completed efficiently.
Extra print features for this device include: Envelope printing and Printing on transparent material
The HL-3170CDW is a network capable printer. Allowing multiple users and devices to share this printer between them.. This printer comes with an ethernet port as standard.
Printer type: Office printer
Printer technology: Laser
Colour printing: Full
Width: 410 mm
Height: 240 mm
Depth: 465 mm
Weight: 18.1 kg
System memory: 128 Mb
Hard Drive Capacity: 0 Gb
Print resolution: 600 x 600 DPI
A note about our scores: our scoring system is comparative.We Review all printers in comparison with each other - meaning that 1 star indicates that a printer is in the bottom 20% for that attribute or function. When shopping for a printer, you should keep the star rating in mind and compare it to the prices being offered - low rated printers, at cheap prices can be the perfect choice. Conversely, when thinking of purchasing an expensive printer - ensure that it is highly rated, or it is simply not worth paying extra for.
Printing: 1.7 out of 5 Stars
Paper handling: 1.7 out of 5 Stars
Networking: 2 out of 5 Stars
Performance: 1.5 out of 5 Stars
General: 1 out of 5 Stars
We give this printer 1 out of 5 stars.
Brother is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. Its products include printers, multifunction printers, desktop computers, sewing machines, large machine tools, label printers, typewriters, fax machines, and other computer-related electronics.