The Sharp FO-5700 laser fax machine is a welcome step up from the FO-4700 model, with faster Super G3 transmission speeds. It does have a limited paper capacity, but affordable Sharp FO-5700 printer toner is still the best reason to choose it.
Paper handling is solid for such a compact machine, with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder for scanning and a 200-sheet main paper tray. The machine itself has a footprint of just 15.4x18.1x15.2 inches, and it weighs only 41 pounds. This means it will be a comfortable fit on a desk surface, but might be tight in a home office space.
The fast Super G3 modem is a highlight, with a transmission speed of around 2 seconds per page. It can also print incoming faxes quickly, at up to 8 pages per minute. Users need not worry about missing faxes due to lack of paper either, as it can store up to 120 pages in memory for easy recovery.
The control panel is a little more detailed than might be expected for such a small device. It includes a full number keypad, a small LCD panel, and a large number of speed dial buttons for quickly dialing frequently used numbers. It also includes a light to alert users when Sharp FO-5700 toner is running low.
The Sharp FO-5700 toner cartridge is replaced through a panel on the top of the machine, which makes it a bit easier to see. Each replacement Sharp FO-5700 toner cartridge can provide a yield of around 6,000 pages, and compatible toners are available from third-party vendors.
The Sharp FO-5700 finds a nice sweet spot for small offices. Its limited paper capacity might not be enough for busy users, but others will appreciate its fast transmission speeds and compact design.
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