Fax Machines: Ratings of Sources
Total of 10 Sources
For an explanation of how we rank reviews, see our ratings criteria page.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
is a great source of user reviews for 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 the handy box that compares the most
helpful positive and critical reviews. Many fax machines get considerable
feedback here, but not all of them are current models.
by Contributors to Staples.com
a dozen fax machines are sold at Staples.com, and a few of these have reviews
from 100 or more users. The fax machine reviews themselves are generally brief,
but most include a list of pros and cons and a bottom-line recommendation. The
site helpfully sums up the most frequently cited pros and cons and the best
uses for each fax machine, making it easy to take in the consensus of user
opinions at a glance.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
does not have a separate category for fax machines, and a search for "fax
machines" turns up mostly listings for all-in-one printers. However, we
found a few dedicated fax machines with reviews from 25 users or more. Reviews
are generally short and include ratings for value, print quality, ease of use
and how well the fax machine met the user's expectations.
Faxes & Copiers
by Contributors to PriceGrabber.com
of fax machines are listed at PriceGrabber.com, but as at Amazon.com, not all
are current models and not all have reviews from users. Only a few fax machines
receive more than a dozen reviews, and most of those are discontinued. The
write-ups here are about on a par with those at other user-opinion sites,
listing strengths, weaknesses and an overall rating.
by Contributors to OfficeMax.com
10 fax machines are available for sale at OfficeMax.com, and only seven have
received any comments from buyers. However, three of those receive strong
overall ratings from at least 30 users. The site's summary of pros and cons for
each fax machine is useful, 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
Fax Machines and Copiers
by Contributors to Newegg.com
is a retailer specializing in computer and technology products. Although fax
machines don't get a lot of reviews here, many of the reviews are from users
with a higher-than-average level of technical knowledge. The site lets you sort
products by number of reviews as well as overall rating, making it easy to find
the top-rated products.
Canon FaxPhone L190
by Tony Hoffman
provides the only professional review we've found for a current dedicated fax
machine. However, Tony Hoffman's review casts the Canon FaxPhone L190 in the
role of an all-in-one printer with robust fax capabilities. Though it's not
impressive in that light, Hoffman says that the FaxPhone L190 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."
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
sells relatively few fax machines, and fewer still draw a significant number of
reviews -- though there is helpful feedback for at least one model, the Brother FAX-575. Reviews
are mostly short but include ratings for print quality, features, speed and
value, as well as an overall rating and a yes-or-no recommendation.
by Contributors to Brother-USA.com
we sometimes take user reviews at manufacturers' sites with a grain of salt,
the reviews on Brother's U.S. 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 mirror the ratings and comments on other sites and
include critiques of customer service and product performance. Of course, only
ratings for Brother fax machines are listed.
by Contributors to Epinions.com
most user review sites, Epinions.com isn't affiliated with a specific retailer.
Tons of fax machines are listed, but most of them are discontinued. Although
reviews are fairly detailed, no fax machine receives more than a handful.