Pros hl2170w works great, we us a wifi and having a option to move printer to any place in a house is great. so far we printed a 900 pages toner is at 30%, and drum life is at 90% wow ...
Cons It was confusing to enable wifi on a unit itself but 5 min with customer support did a magic, we have tis unit for more than a year and half, two paper jams...
Summary its great thing for any house, i do like colour but for a 100$ you get black an white...
Pros Great print quality, easy set up for wireless (follow the directions), low cost
Cons None, considering the price point
Summary I wonder if your reviewer knew about setting the printer to 'graphics' and adjusting the 'intensity' from within the print driver.
It's a bit hard to find this, but it makes all the difference in the world in the quality of printed graphics. By default, this setting seems to be set much too dark, making graphics appear extremely muddy. But by lightening the setting 3-4 increments, the graphics are actually quite good.
I've had this printer only a few days but am extremely impressed with print quality, ease of set up (read the directions), and value.
Pros Very easy set up
Not to big.
Only a power cord attached to it.
Good print speed
Cons No duplex printing
Summary I don't know why anyone can have problems with the set up. I have minimal computer skills and I hate to work on them, but I was able to have my desktop Windows Vista computer and my daughters Apple laptop connected to the wireless printing with in 15 minutes. I just followed the instructions and pictures. I attached the printer to the router, let the computer find it,removed it from the router then I typed in my network key and that was it. So very simple.
I only paid $90.00 for it and I saw it for $149.00 at some stores but today I see it is for sale again so do not pay more than $100.00. I was also able to find the TN-360 high yield toner cartridges for $45.00.
Pros Easy on the pocketbook. Very easy to set up wirelessly(If you follow the directions). Cost of replacement toner is cheaper than the replacement of inkjet cartridges.
Cons Haven't found any yet, but will update if I find any.
Summary If you're looking for a cost effective, fast printer for your home or home office, you won't go wrong with this printer. The wireless set up is a snap, as long as you follow the detailed instructions(took me less than 5 min). The printing speed is awesome and the cost of replacement toner cartridges is cheaper than buying inkjet cartridges for an inkjet color printer. I purchased 3 toner cartridges for less than $30 ea. If you're looking for a printer to handle your text only, monochrome document needs, then this is your guy! If you need photo, color or high quality graphics printing done, then look elsewhere!
Pros wired & wireless, easy setup ... works great in home network, great output at low cost ... easy toner refill
Cons low toner message ... somewhat difficult to reset after refill.
Summary I got this at a great price, $90, in 2009. I've been thru 4 toner refills ... no problems so far!