Fax Machines: Ratings of Sources
Total of 10 Sources
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by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com is a great destination to read user reviews of fax machines. The site is easy to navigate, and the number of reviews a fax machine has received is listed right on the main landing page. We also like a handy box that compares the most helpful positive and critical reviews. Many fax machines get considerable feedback. On the downside, not all fax machines are current models.`
by Contributors to Staples.com
Our AssessmentStaples has several advantages and disadvantages compared to other user-review sites. The biggest negative is that comments tend to be briefer than elsewhere. On the plus side, Staples tends to generate a lot of user reviews, and reviewers are asked to make a bottom-line assessment of whether they would recommend the fax machine to a friend.
Fax Machines and Copiers
by Contributors to Newegg.com
Our AssessmentNewegg.com is a retailer specializing in computer and technology products. Although fax machines don't get a lot of reviews here, many are written by users with a higher-than-average level of technical knowledge.
by Contributors to Epinions.com
Our AssessmentUnlike the sites above, Epinions.com isn't affiliated with a specific retailer. Tons of fax machines are listed, though many are discontinued. Most faxes receive only a handful of reviews, but one positive is that reviews tend to be somewhat detailed.
Canon FaxPhone L190
by Tony Hoffman
Our AssessmentPCMag.com provides one of the few professional reviews of a dedicated fax machine we spotted. However, Tony Hoffman's review casts the Canon FaxPhone L190 in the role of a multifunction printer with robust fax capabilities. He benchmarks it against MFPs rather than other fax machines, with most attention paid to print quality rather than faxing prowess. Though not impressive in that light, Hoffman says that the Canon fax machine "is worth consideration as a moderately priced multifunction printer (MFP), especially if you fax a lot and want to integrate a phone and (optional) answering machine."
Faxes and Copiers
by Contributors to PriceGrabber.com
Our AssessmentLots of fax machines are listed at PriceGrabber.com, though, like at Amazon.com, not all are current models and not all get user reviews. The write-ups here are on a par with those at other user-opinion sites, and include strengths, weaknesses and an overall rating.
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentBestBuy.com lists only a handful of fax machines, and most get only a handful of reviews. Still, all are current, and we particularly like that most reviewers indicate whether or not they would recommend the fax machine to a friend.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentFax machines and MFPs are lumped together at Walmart.com, and few faxes get very many comments. Still, the user reviews of faxes here can be useful in assessing a product's value.
by Contributors to OfficeMax.com
Our AssessmentOfficeMax.com generates at most a few dozen reviews for top-selling fax machines. Its star system and total percentage of recommendations for a product are helpful in assessing how owners rate their fax machines, but navigation is a nuisance as you need to click through to each product to see whether a rating is based on one review or dozens.
by Contributors to Brother-USA.com
Our AssessmentThough we sometimes look at user reviews at manufacturers' sites with a grain of salt, the reviews on Brother's USA site do not appear to be censored and are surprisingly unbiased. While most of the fax reviews are positive (the site uses a star system), they track the ratings and comments on other sites and include critiques of customer service and product performance. Of course, only ratings of Brother fax machines are listed here.