Brother HL-4570cdwt conclusion

January 28, 2011 by Sarah Meyer Reads (17,717)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Good print quality
  • Secure Print feature
  • Large paper capacity


  • No Word docs using front side USB port
  • An occasional print pause
  • Two-line display

The Brother HL-4570cdwt is a highly functional device with only very small issues coming up during our review. I think the biggest issue we had was that I couldn’t get the HL-4570cdwt to recognize a Microsoft Word document when using the front side USB port. Which is pretty small when you think about all the features that did work: print speeds up to 30 ppm, a solid Toner Saver mode, quality prints, automatic duplexing, a large monthly duty cycle, dual paper drawers and a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, the list goes on and on.

I’m not sure about a home office, but I would definitely recommend the Brother HL-4570cdwt to a small or medium business in need of a fully functional printer. The $599.99 price tag might be a bit much for a small office but if that’s the case, consider the HL-4570cdw. It offers all of the same features minus the second 500-sheet drawer for $100 less. Plus, both models can be used with Brother’s High Yield Toner cartridges, bringing the cost per page down over the long run.

The Brother HL-4570cdwt is available now through Brother and authorized resellers for $599.99. Not interested in the second paper drawer? Get the Brother HL-4570cdw for $499.99.

Supplies and accessories are available through Brother. A set of standard capacity toner cartridges will set businesses back $272.96 ($62.99 per black toner, 69.99 per color toner) while the high capacity toner cartridges will cost $491.96 ($116.99 per black cartridge, $124.99 per color toner).

The HL-4570cdwt comes with a 1-year on-site limited warranty.



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