Excellent little machine, efficient with good quality print at a very good price. First printer I have owned that actually works properly over wifi.
01 June 2016
Other than a label printer, this is the first Brother printer I've owned, and I'm impressed! I'm a home user and I've owned several inkjet printers but I've got fed-up with the cost of wasted ink due to unnecessarily frequent print-head cleaning if left unattended for more than a few minutes, so I decided that I'd buy a laser printer. After researching what was available and reading the reviews, I decided that the HL3170CDW met my requirements. Unpacking and setting up was refreshingly simple and quick, and the print results so far have been excellent. The printer is ready to print within about 15seconds from a "cold start" - significantly faster than the ink-jet variety! Recognising that a laser printer is not ideal for printing photographs the results of the HL3170CDW are actually very good, with good colour balance and contrast, but slight marks from the rollers within the printer are evident on glossy paper. (I'll keep the inkjet for when I need high quality photo prints!)
So, overall, I'm a very happy customer and can genuinely recommend this printer.
30 January 2016
Reasonable value printer with a few features including duplex and wifi.
Easy to set up but I have not used this printer for too long but so far so good!
25 January 2016
Does what it says on the tin
It was difficult to set up the wireless but otherwise it does what it says on the tin.
19 March 2015
Good value printer
Good value printer with many features including wifi. Relatively straightforward to set up. Not used this for too long but so far has given little trouble.
10 February 2015
Great printer and great value for money !
It was time to replace the drum in my 5-year old colour laser printer (from another maker !), and I realised that for not much more than the price of a replacement drum, I could buy a brand-new, warrantied Brother colour laser with comparable performance, and duplex capability -- a no-brainer.
I set it up as a shared LAN printer (slightly tortuous instructions, but fine if you follow them carefully), and it works perfectly from all my devices -- Windows, Macs, iPad and iPhone. . I leave it in 'Deep Sleep' so it's always available, and only using about 1 watt.
Print quality for text and pictures above average.
04 February 2015
A splendid workhorse - ask again in a year
It's a pleasure to own and use.
One downside - software installation is a pain - the printed instructions are messy, involving entwined routes to choose between, on the way. Perhaps it could be achieved by use of the DVD only.
07 November 2014
I have used several printers over the years and been disappointed.
I recently bought this printer and it addresses all of my concerns. It is quick to print and the quality is superb, but most of all it was very easy to setup.
I needed my laser printer to support multiple device types in my home (mac, pc, mobile) and print double sided. The setup was easy and everything worked first time.
Specifically, I have had issues in the past with wireless printing from MAC devices - the Brother printer handled that really easy with no fuss setup.
Overall I'm really pleased with it.
29 June 2014