Sharp MX-M623 Printer Review
It may seem a bit strange that the Sharp MX-M623 is labeled as a "document system" instead of a multifunction laser printer, but a glance at its numerous features makes it easy to understand why. With printing, scanning, copying, and optional faxing capabilities, it can handle just about anything users can throw at it, and it has a maximum output speed of up to 62 pages per minute. The large capacity of Sharp MX-M623 printer toner supplies also helps to reduce the cost per page.
The MX-M623 actually comes in two models. The MX-M623U is the base model, and focuses mainly on copying, while the MX-M623N model adds network printing and scanning features as well. This makes better use of the 150-sheet automatic document feeder, as well as the 80 GB hard drive that can be used for document storage and retrieval.
Managing so many features might seem like a daunting task, but the MX-M623 includes an 8.5-inch color display that is touchscreen enabled. Users can easily control the different functions with large, easy-to-ready icons and even save workflows for one-tap access.
Several upgrade options are available as well. Faxing can be added at any time, and the paper capacity can be expanded to a maximum of 6,600 sheets if needed. Finishing options like hole-punching, stamping, and saddle stitching can be added as well, reducing the need for users to handle these tasks manually.
The cost of Sharp MX-M623 toner cartridges might seem a bit high at first. Looking closer, however, users will note that each Sharp MX-M623 toner cartridge has a capacity of 83,000 pages. This makes the cost per page for Sharp MX-M623 toner among the lowest in its class.
The fact that the MX-M623 comes in two models gives buyers a lot of flexibility, but the "N" model is the clear winner thanks to its networking capabilities. With so many features for a reasonable price as well as affordable replacement toners, this multifunction device is perfect for high-volume office work.