Review: Brother's HL-3170CDW color laser-class printer is inexpensive, but graphics are mediocre
21 July 2013
Excerpt: (1 items) You want a color laser printer, but you don't have a lot of cash. How does $280 sound? That’s the price of the Brother HL-3170CDW, and in exchange it delivers reasonably good prints. Not pristine, evocative color graphics—move on to another printer for that. But good text and decent spot color, it can do, and the toner costs are tolerable as well.
Pros: Low purchase price, Good text quality
Cons: Color graphics are mediocre, Control panel lacks a menu button
Brother HL-3170CDW: An affordable color laser printer for small businesses
9 May 2013
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: The photo quality lacks detail and the fixed control panel can be awkward to operate.