It’s not always easy to answer that question, but there’s no denying that the old fax machine is still an important part of most offices.
And if you’re considering replacing one, you can do so with a good deal of confidence, since a new one costs a lot less than buying a brand new machine.
That said, there are plenty of new models available that might just fit the bill.
You could buy a new fax machine with a lot more bells and whistles, but they’re a lot slower and a lot pricier.
Here’s our pick of the best new fax machines, including pros and cons, for office workers and their loved ones.
Pros Faxing machines come in all shapes and sizes, so you can get a better idea of what you’ll get with the cheapest options.
You’ll need to choose the right machine for your needs.
You can use the Faxbox app, which lets you view and customize your fax machine’s look.
It’s designed for speed, convenience and a better look.
The app’s most appealing feature is that it’s compatible with most apps and services, including Microsoft Office, Google Docs and OneNote.
Faxboxes typically run $500 to $1,000, but if you want to get the fastest service, you’ll have to spend more.
They’re also more expensive.
We’ve seen many fax machines that run $600 to $2,000.
Some are cheaper, but you’ll need some time to get used to them.
Cons Some companies are notorious for shipping out faulty or broken fax machines and they often charge exorbitant prices for replacement parts.
There are many options for fax repair, but we’ve reviewed the top three.
We prefer the FX-2, which is the fastest fax machine.
It offers more advanced features, such as a faster-than-expected response time, but it costs $1.75 million.
The FX2 is also available with two fax slots, but this model has only one slot.
Pros The Fax-2 is the quickest and most affordable option for office staff.
It comes with a high-speed, high-definition faxing machine that will make you a fax master.
It has four slots that can be filled with up to seven faxes at once.
You also get more than 100 different ways to customize your FaxBox, including a personalized fax design.
It can be configured to send you an email attachment or a video clip.
Pros You can have up to two faxes sent at a time with the FxtraLink.
The company makes it possible to send faxes to any number you have in your account.
You’re also able to create a custom fax, which can be used on other FaxX machines, too.
You have the option of adding video clips and email attachments to your fax, but only to a maximum of five faxes per day.
Cons You can’t create a personalized email attachment.
It does allow you to add video and audio clips to your email.
You might want to keep this option for when you’re out of email, but the app is still a bit confusing.
Pros It’s easy to use.
The device supports up to 15 faxes.
You just need to set up your Fxtrax account, upload a file and then send your fax.
Pros Simple to use, no setup required.
You simply upload your file and your fax will be ready to go.
Pros A lot of different ways for you to customize the fax.
You may need to add a few extra buttons to your Fxbox, but most of them are standard.
Pros Some faxes come with multiple fax slots.
You only need one fax to send to your clients.
Pros Flexible, with plenty of options.
Pros Great for office work.
Pros Cons Not the cheapest option. Pros