With both copying and printing functions, the Sharp AR-501 is a very capable multifunction laser device, though buyers shouldn't expect the sharpest output quality. With fast speeds of up to 50 pages per minute, it will appeal to those in fast-paced office environments. Its low-cost Sharp AR-501 printer toner supplies are also appealing for those on a budget.
The paper handling of the AR-501 is fairly standard for its class, with two drawers of 500 sheets each, and a separate bypass tray that can hold up to 50 sheets at a time. This is useful for transparencies, envelopes, and other media without the need to empty a tray. The basic configuration includes only a flatbed scanner, with an automatic document feeder as an upgrade option.
Automatic duplexing is a standard feature, and can be used when copying or printing both. The maximum print resolution of 600 dpi is more than enough for standard office documents, but detailed graphics and photos may suffer a bit. Both Windows and Mac computers are supported, and although a parallel port is included, the included ethernet port is a better option in shared network environments.
Comparing the cost of toners is always a good idea when shopping for a device, and the Sharp AR-501 toner cartridges are some of the most affordable in its class. With a large yield of up to 25,000 pages each, the Sharp AR-501 toner cartridges offer a cost per page of well below a penny.
The AR-501 may not have the numerous functions of other models in its class, but its high speeds and low-cost Sharp AR-501 toner may make up for it for high-volume offices. Despite a high purchase price, buyers will likely still save on operating costs over time.
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