Sharp UX B700 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax
(18 Epinions reviews)
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Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community
Oct 2, 2003 by gsx1300r
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: 200 sheet machine, 20 sheet feeder, 100 page memory, ink-based machine.
Cons: Takes up a lot of desk space, a little slow when scanning.
Summary: We needed a plain paper fax machine for home use that could double as a copier to replace our old-fashioned thermal-roll machine. I saw this machine for sale at Costco for $99, less a $20 rebate (for a total of $80 when the check arrives) and decided to ... read more
Jan 10, 2006 by kschang
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Refillable cartridge (undocumented)
Holds 100 pages, decent print quality
Cons: Tiny cartridge, expensive refill
Long-term reliability problems
Summary: Have owned the UX-B700 for well over a year now. The ink cart is tiny and doesn't hold much ink, a couple hundred pages, even with the ink-saver mode turned on (defaults to OFF!) Carts are expensive at about $32 each, and no refurb ones are available... ... read more
Dec 10, 2005 by surfaday
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Good scan and print quality. Looks impressive when smashed to bits with a hammer.
Cons: Insanely slow. Paper feed jams every time. Buy cheap, worth every penny wasted.
Summary: Below is a paragraph of the review I originally wrote for this machine. I never finished it and it was saved. I'm glad I never submitted it because now I have a chance to update it with the "after the honeymoon" ugly truth! *Quote from original ... read more
May 11, 2004 by gfwt
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: small footprint
Cons: ridiculously expensive ink usage
poorly designed features
Summary: This is not a good fax machine. First, it uses ink at an astounding rate, and the cartridges are over $30 a piece. It seems to print out 50 pages, and then needs new ink. I have had the machine little more than two months and I've already paid more ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Nov 28, 2005 by nah415
Pros: Nice looking machine.
Cons: Faxes jam when trying to send. Copy function weak.
Summary: This is the worst electronic item I own! If it ever sent a fax without jamming the first six times, I would probably fall over dead. I have not been able to successfully receive a fax and the copy function doesn't seem to work at all. Every time I use ... read more
Aug 26, 2005 by reikowski
Pros: quality of copies
Summary: This machine provided good quality copies during its short life. After 120 days in use the machine gave error messages that could not be solved using troubleshooting guide. First e-mailed Sharp for help (no response) then called 800 number (received ... read more
Aug 14, 2005 by betsy05
Pros: large paper tray
pretty sturdy seeming
Sometimes the faxes don't really go through
Summary: This fax machine should be fine- it's a business fax and I got a reconditioned model. Well, the thing is soooo finicky, sometimes it lets me fax in a normal way and sometimes I have to go through contortions, dialing only, not using the speaker. My ... read more
Jul 31, 2005 by lewlew2
Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use, reliable fax machine
Cons: Bulky in size, copier doesn't do great job
Summary: This machine isn't the greatest in the world, but if you aren't wanting to spend a lot and mainly use it as a fax machine (as opposed to a copier)it will work fine. It is easy to set up, and easy to use. It is a little bit bulky, so make sure you have a ... read more
Jul 21, 2005 by nickgogerty
Pros: it didn't burn down the house
Cons: it can't really get worse from a design perspective. hate it.
Summary: Cheap. you will pay a lot in the long run for this product. Sharp will gouge over the lifetime. It is poorly designed. If you like working on paper jams, trying to figure out a poorly designed interfaces and have spare time to read websites, and go ... read more
Mar 15, 2005 by fkirk
Pros: Inexpensive to purchase. Compact. Prints nice. Easy to use.
EXPENSIVE TO OPERATE!
Very Low page yield from ink cartridges.
EXPENSIVE TO OPERATE!
Summary: This machine looks nice, prints nice, and was rather inexpensive to purchase. I paid about $80 at Costco. After about 200 pages, I got a huge dose of reality. The replacement cartridges for this thing are totally outrageous. They're $35-$40 and they only ... read more
Jul 26, 2004 by twam
Pros: Prints pretty good.
Cons: Too expensive to operate. A rip off!
Summary: This fax machine prints pretty good but uses too much ink or the cartridges are just so small with so little ink in them to keep you spending over 40.00 per cartridge. It only has a 90 day manufacturer's warranty. Some of the other machines have at least ... read more
Jun 17, 2004 by wwco
Pros: Cheap - but don't be penny wise, pound foolish.
Cons: Temperamental machine with horrible tech support.
Summary: This product single-handedly destroyed my faith in Sharp. Bought new from CostCo for ~$80, managed to get one text alignment page printed. Unplugged the device, when replugged in it just flashes CHECK CARTRIDGE. It flashes with it it, with it out, ... read more
May 6, 2004 by casacolibri
Pros: Print quality good.
Cons: Everything else cumbersome and poor; broken after 7 months of light use.
Summary: I bought this because the salesman in Office Depot raved about it. The clincher was that he said the ink cartridges were only about $13. They didn't have any ink cartridges in stock, so imagine my surprise when the ones I ordered came in at close to $40 ... read more
Apr 9, 2004 by johannaabbess
Cons: This machine SUCKS INK, and replacement cartridges are $40.00 each.
Summary: Extremely disappointed in this machine. The specs say that it will print up to 600 pages per ink cartridge. More like 100 in ink saver mode IF you are lucky. Very misleading information on the amount of pages the cartridge will actually print. DO ... read more
Feb 13, 2004 by toneill48
Pros: Compact size, sufficient number of programmable keys.
Cons: Consumes ink at a devastating rate.
Summary: What would otherwise provide a good value fax machine is ultimately undermined by a voracious level of ink consumption. Our experience using this machine for incoming faxes has been cost prohibitive. In 4 weeks, we have spent over 4 times the cost of the ... read more
Feb 6, 2004 by djoneill_dt1
Pros: nice features, low initial price.
Cons: $40 inkjet cartridges only print ~200 pages; initial cartridge only prints couple dozen pages.
Summary: I bought this fax for $80 from costco ($100 - $20). Thought it was a great machine until I discovered that the SPECIAL initial low-capacity inkjet cartridge only lasts a couple dozen prints. Refills are $40 and print ~200 page. Did I mention ... read more
Dec 8, 2003 by rrgy2k
Cons: The ink cost is criminal.
Summary: The fax works fine. The ink cartridge is expensive and tiny, and there are smarts in the box to make refills difficult for you (you'll be looking at a perpetual "check cartridge" message before you know it). I'm figuring it costs about $.40 per ... read more
Nov 6, 2003 by wceder
Pros: Good print quality; easy to set up.
Cons: Very slow on incoming faxes.
Summary: Although the price of this machine is attractive, ($119.98 plus a $20 rebate from Staples), the performance was disappointing. We encountered problems with the feeding of outgoing pages to be sent, and found the incoming rate to be very slow. ... read more
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