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Brother HL-2170W
6.6 out of 10

Brother HL-2170W

Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Performing Wireless Laser

BRADLEY L., Newegg
22 March 2016
  • Summary: I really wanted the duplexing feature
  • Pros: Connects right out of the box. Comes with a "light-duty" toner cartridge - buy a full-size soon. The black toner is crisp and clear. Replacement toner is affordable. We printed out wedding invitations on it - and the programs, and the seating cards. My wife loves it - bonus! Works on Macs and Win...
  • Cons: It does not perform duplex printing - even though it thinks it does. It does NOT like cheap paper - best results on "Laser Paper" like Hammermills Blue box.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good quality for a low price

Kevin K., Newegg
9 August 2015
  • Summary: This is still going strong for me. I only use it wired to the router simply because I just didn't want to go through the set-up process to do it wireless. It spits out good quality prints and it does it quick.
  • Pros: Reliable. Quick. Quality prints. Easy to use.
  • Cons: Wireless set up is a bit tedious.
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Overall 8
8.0

Unbelievable price (not in a good way)

MARCUS H., Newegg
21 June 2015
  • Summary: Good printer, but only at maybe 10% of the current price of $799.95 + $40.99 shipping.
  • Pros: Great printer, I purchased a couple of years back, although from Office Depot I think, not Newegg. Running on home network through a wireless router, absolutely no problems whatsoever, all devices see the printer and install drivers without issue. Clear, clean printing, ideal for home use (unless...
  • Cons: I posted mainly because of the price being charged. Currently showing as $799.95 + $40.99 shipping through some party called "Action Packaged Inc." This is beyond ridiculous, and I wish Newegg were a bit more diligent about who they allow to sell on their website. I paid under $100 for this a cou...
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Overall 8
8.0

Still working

steve s., Newegg
17 August 2014
  • Pros: Always works no problems. I don't print much so I don't like to use a inkjet. This printer isn't the one that I returned and is still working. I had a refurbished one that I bought at (can't say where, apparently it is inappropriate, or so said the filters on this page) before this and it failed ...
  • Cons: The Ethernet failed they would replace it but I didn't want to I just used USB after that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value

Dylan V., Newegg
14 December 2010
  • Summary: Got it on sale, great deal.
  • Pros: Easy to set up over wired or wireless, works great over the network. Takes up very little space. Prints excellent quality.
  • Cons: Somewhat noisy, scares the cat. Curls pages a bit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Printer

Anonymous, Newegg
11 December 2010
  • Summary: Initial toner cartridge didn't last long but price per page is definitely better than an ink jet.
  • Pros: Easy install, nice management software, fast. Linux recognized it as soon as I clicked the printer icon. Good print quality. Great for SOHO.
  • Cons: Printing documents over 42 pages seems to induce jams from the heat especially when printing double-sided. Have to let it cool down.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product!!!

Dhimitri N., Newegg
10 December 2010
  • Pros: Prints over 1000 pages per toner!!! Works great for my home network, printing quality is very good, and the money that i paid for it def worth it...
  • Cons: I had some trouble getting it to work in wireless mode with windows 7 but then i connected it trough Ethernet and it works great... It is a little noisy but worth it comparing to an ink printer
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Printer

Raghu N., Newegg
30 November 2010
  • Pros: Inexpensive and fairly well built printer. Easy wireless setup. Always had HP and this is my first Brother product.
  • Cons: Wired connection setup is difficult, spent 3 to 4 hours to make it work. Toner replace warning light was out after printing just 250 pages. The tape trick by covering the toner ends with black tape has allowed me to continue to print (page count is 298 and still going).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good little printer

Becky M., Newegg
29 November 2010
  • Summary: At this price it is excellent printer.
  • Pros: Cheap, good print quality, and it works.
  • Cons: User interface looks very dated and can be a little difficult to setup the first time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Wireless WiFi Laser Printer

Bruce D., Newegg
27 November 2010
  • Summary: I have owned many laser printers and multi-function laser machines over the past 30 years, and this one ranks up there with the best of them. I was sold on Brother printers and multi-function machines many years ago, so the brand name alone meant something to me.
  • Pros: * Easy set up and operate in wireless WiFi configuration as a stand-alone printer * Fast! * Impressive set of printer drivers and on-screen printer management tools * Excellent paper-handling * Good toner coverage and saturation * It's a Brother printer - excellent maker or laser printers, multi-...
  • Cons: * Noisy paper advancement - gears, cogs, and wheels are squeaky * Paper tray is somewhat awkward to remove, refill, and reinstall, and tray capacity is relatively low (250 sheets) * Initial toner cartridge included with printer is low yield (700 or so pages) * Toner-cartridge life is managed by p...
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