Aside from its inability to reproduce photos as well as an inkjet printer, the Brother HL-3170CDW carries all the necessary features to maintain a productive office environment, including multiple connection points, mobile access via the cloud, and Earth-friendly efforts like Deep Sleep Mode and autoduplexing.
The good: 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.
The bad: The photo quality lacks detail and the fixed control panel can be awkward to operate.
The bottom line: 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.
October 31, 2013 3:18 PM PDT
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