Excerpt: You want a colour laser printer, but you don’t have a lot of cash. How does $197 sound? That’s the price of the Brother HL-3170CDW, and in exchange it delivers reasonably good prints. Not pristine, evocative colour graphics – move on to another printer for that. But good text and decent spot colour, it can do, and the toner costs are tolerable as well.
Pros: Low purchase price; good text quality
Cons: Colour graphics are mediocre; control pane lacks a menu button