Updated 31 Jul 2017

Brother

HL-3170CDW

Snapshot: The Brother HL-3170CDW connects via ethernet, WiFi and USB and has a 2" display. How well does it print?

HL-3170CDW
Consumer score
SCORE
Price

$298

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Test results

Overall score
63
Print quality
?/10
Energy use
?/10
Networking
?/10

Good points

  • OK printing.
  • Very good energy use.
  • OK networking.
  • Has a setting for automatic double-sided printing.
  • Can connect via ethernet and WiFi.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

For non-multifunction printers, our overall score comprises print quality (90%), energy use (5%), and networking (5%).

For multifunction printers, our overall score comprises print quality (63%), scanning (13.5%), copying (13.5%), energy use (5%), and 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.

Key data

Model

Price
$298
Type
Laser

Running costs

Cost per black page ($)
0.055
Cost per colour page ($)
0.453
Extra ink used
n/a

Specifications

Dimensions WxLxH (cm)
41 x 51 x 28
Display size
2"

Features

Colour
Yes
Ethernet
Yes
WiFi
Yes
USB
Yes
Fax
No
Auto duplexing
Yes
Card slots
-
Number of cartridges
4
Touchscreen
No
Page capacity
250
Separate 4x6 photo tray
n/a
PictBridge
n/a
Can print through email
No
Supports Google Cloud Print
Yes

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