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    • Print quality
    • Networking

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    How we test

    Non-multifunction printers

    Overall score includes:
    Print quality (90%)
    Energy use (5%)
    Networking (5%)

    Multifunction printers

    Overall score includes:
    Print quality (63%)
    Scanning (13.5%)
    Copying (13.5%)
    Energy use (5%)
    Networking (5%)

    We don’t retest older printers. To account for their age, each year we alter their overall and individual scores. This can affect whether a printer maintains recommended or worth considering status.

    Extra ink used is the percentage of extra ink used for maintenance cleaning when printing 30 pages (text, graphics and photos) intermittently over 4 weeks, compared to the same printer printing 30 pages continuously.

    Price is from a February 2019 survey.

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    We've reviewed the Brother HL-3170CDW to see how well it performs in these categories:

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    • Networking

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