This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: A dependable color laser printer for small workgroups
About Video Transcript

First Look: A dependable color laser printer for small workgroups

1:55 /

The Brother HL-3170CDW carries all the necessary features to maintain a productive office environment, including multiple connection points, mobile access through the cloud, and Earth-friendly efforts like Deep Sleep Mode and auto-duplexing.

Hey, I'm Justin Yu for CNET and this is a first look at the Brother HL-3170CDW workgroup printer. This is a black and white LCD printer that operates a lot like a traditional laser, but its long­-term durability makes it a pretty good option for IT professionals looking for a long-term device. So taking a tour of it, it's got a small basic design with a tiny LCD panel on top and a limited collection of buttons for browsing menus and adjusting the print resolution. But my only complaint here is that the display itself it sits flushed within the printer and you can't adjust its angle, which means you're gonna have to have it below eye level just to see what's going on. So down on the front face, you'll see there's a 250-sheet main paper tray and there's also a single sheet manual feed tray on top of that for a typically sized media like envelopes and thick card stock. Now this is also one of Brother's first business printers to get into deep sleep mode. Now this is feature that's designed to save your company money by using only 2 watts to save energy when you're not using it, and the setting menu lets you adjust the amount of time it'll last until it goes to sleep. And you also get an auto duplexer on the back to help cut media costs by automatically flipping over and printing on both sides of your sheets of paper. You can connect it to your network through Wi-Fi or Ethernet or guests can use Google Cloud Print or Apple AirPrint to output by proxy. Now there's a link in the review to CNET TV's instructional video if you're unsure about how those things work. So it's priced at $270 retail but you can get it at OfficeMax for about 200 bucks, so with impressive print performance and speeds this is definitely a no-brainer recommendation for offices that need a dependable color laser printer. And you can check out more details including speed charts in my for review on CNET but that does it for this video. I'm Justin Yu. You just took a look at the Brother HL-3170CDW printer. Thanks for watching.

New releases

The Armor A60 portable drive can...
2:10 25 October 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo did some blah blah talking and then a real-world drop test on the Silicon Power Armor...
Play video
Macan: Meet the very different...
21:47 25 October 2014
Porsche Macan marks the beginning of several chapters for the carmaker, plus a new list of the safest cheap...
Play video
Help battling robots cause even...
6:03 25 October 2014
This week on Crave, we take a closer look at the Hendo hoverboard, fly on a Virgin Galactic spaceship, and...
Play video
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2: A...
2:00 24 October 2014
The C5 Series 2 sounds better than the original and is one top in-ear headphones for less than $200.
Play video
Mr. Coffee gains some smart home...
2:27 24 October 2014
The $150 Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew Smart brews 10-cups at a time and can be controlled by the Wemo mobile a...
Play video
The Philips 100W Equivalent LED...
1:20 24 October 2014
We tested this bulb to see if it's a better buy than GE or Cree
Play video
Breaking open iPads, Groupon's...
2:54 24 October 2014
The iFixit team reveals the secrets inside the new iPads, Groupon mimics Yelp, and Microsoft kills the free...
Play video
Vizio P series: Good and cheap...
2:31 24 October 2014
The highly anticipated Vizio P series is among the cheapest 4K TVs available and delivers a very good picture,...
Play video