The Sharp MX-M232D is a cost-effective multifunction laser printer, but it lacks the speed and capacity to keep up with heavier workflows. Upgrades can help expand its feature set somewhat, but its print speed of 23 pages per minute may be too slow for some buyers.
Although it can function as a desktop printer, the size of the MX-M232D may be a little cumbersome for some spaces. It measures 23.3x22.1x23.4 inches, and weighs 77.2 pounds, which includes the Sharp MX-M232D printer toner supplies. Adding paper trays to expand on its initial 600-sheet paper capacity won't add to its footprint, however, just its height and weight.
Duplexing is a standard feature, but duplex scanning is not, as it requires an optional automatic document feeder. This is a worthwhile upgrade for quicker scanning, though, and it can hold up to 40 sheets at a time. The unit's single USB port is a good fit for personal use, but the optional networking kit is required for sharing it across an office network.
The MX-M232D does have a few features that are unexpected for such a compact and affordable machine. The ID Card Copy can help users make a copy of both sides of an ID card without using extra Sharp MX-M232D toner or extra paper in the process. The Electronic Sorting feature and Offset Stacking can collate large stacks of copies to save users a lot of time as well.
The control panel is fairly small, but still relays important information like the level of Sharp MX-M232D toner cartridges or paper remaining. The Sharp MX-M232D toner cartridge is easy to replace, and its 16,000-page capacity keeps the cost per page down.
If buyers can work around its slow maximum speed and focus on its quick first page out time of 5.9 seconds, the Sharp MX-M232D will be an appealing choice. It may be a better fit for personal and small office use than for larger spaces, however, as the needed upgrades could get expensive.
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