Summary: Note as of 21 June 09: This review was written using Vista SP1. I do not know if this was fixed with the recent release of SP2. After about 3 hours of troubleshooting, I finally got it to work.
Summary: Pro- Good text quality Fast multi-page printing, after for the first page Power-saving automatic sleep mode Cons- Inconvenient two-sided printing Very fussy single-page feed Drum needs regular cleaning
Summary: I see more than a few people have had problems with setting up this printer on their networks. I think I know why. Personally, it took me about 1 minute to install this printer via my wired network. And it worked flawlessly... for two weeks.
Summary: While both HL-2140 and HL-2170w are cheap, the total running cost is not as low as they appear. The main problem is that Brother does NOT offer real high yield toner for HL-2140 and HL-2170w. While other "High Yield" toner print more than 6,000 pages, TN360's capacity is only 2,600 pages.
Summary: I brought this printer to replace an ageing HP inkjet. I read many of the other reviews before purchase for this machine and I generally with those however but one aspect was missing from these reviews which I will draw to the reader's attention later.
Summary: While I'm having a rant (see previous review!) I've got a few words to say about this printer. I've always bought Brother laser printers and found them the best on the market... until I bought this HL-2170W. In many ways it's as good as any of its predecessors.