• Low purchase price
  • Good text quality


  • Color graphics are mediocre
  • Control panel lacks a menu button

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The Specs

Part Number HL-3170CDW
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 10343907676
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Platform Support
Printer languages supported
  • HP PCL 6
  • PostScript Emulation
Cost Per Page
Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink) 2.8 cents per page


Macworld Labs (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality:PDF Good
Macworld Labs (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.2   ppm
Print speed rating: Text Good
Print speed: Color photo 1.4   seconds for 8X10 photo
Print speed rating: Color photo Very Good
Print speed: PDF 6.3   seconds for 4-page PDF
Print speed rating: PDF Very Good

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