The Sharp FO-4970 laser fax machine improves on the one aspect that dragged down the other models in its line: speed. Equipped with Super G3 transmission speeds, it is faster than its forebears, but still has the same great compact design and affordable Sharp FO-4970 printer toner prices.
What does Super G3 mean for a user? It means faxes can be sent or received at around 2 seconds per page, with a modem that supports a 33.6 kbps data rate. When outputting incoming faxes, the machine can also print at around 8 pages per minute. This also applies to the copy function, though it is fairly limited in features when it comes to copying.
The compact frame of the FO-4970 benefits from a few good design decisions. The automatic document feeder holds up to 50 sheets, but doesn't take up the whole top of the machine, which leaves room for a larger control panel. The result is a machine that measures just 10.75x25x16.25 inches, but still has a roomy control panel with several quick dial buttons. The machine also weighs just less than 50 pounds, even with the Sharp FO-4970 toner installed.
Saving on replacement toners is one of the best reasons to choose this model, as Sharp FO-4970 toner cartridges have large capacities of up to 6,000 pages each. Purchasing compatible Sharp FO-4970 toner cartridges instead of their pricier OEM equivalents can help users save even more, and keeps the cost per page well below a penny.
While earlier models have been difficult to recommend due to their slow speeds, the Sharp FO-4970 finally gets it right with the addition of a Super G3 modem. With all of the benefits of previous iterations, it is a great choice for the small office with a fairly high faxing volume.
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