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Wireless printer to take on vacation


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#1 judyjht

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 03:20 PM

I was thinking about getting a small-ish wireless printer to take on vacation with me (Old-ish Dell laptop with XP Professional).  I do have a Brother wireless printer that I could take with us but thought maybe I could find something a bit smaller.  We will be driving to Florida for a month and it would make life a bit easier if I can print while I am there. 

 

Any thoughts.  I would not spend any more than $200 but really don't want to spend that much.  Any thoughts??



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 06:59 PM

This is something I looked at for a group I am involved with, and portable printers are fairly expensive. HP make one called the Officejet 100 which is currently advertised for just under 200 $US, and Brother make a range of seriously 'ruggedised' printers, but these are intended for use on large construction sites, quarries, etc.. They are also seriously expensive !

 

Given you are going on holiday, normal domestic printers are vulnerable out of their packaging and bulky in it. Two possible alternatives for you :

 

(1)  Buy a cheap one when you get there and just leave it or donate, or, depending on how much printing you intend doing,

(2)  Put your files for printing on a memory stick and get an agency to print them, or take them somewhere like a library or internet cafe.

 

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

Thanks Chris - that sounds like a plan.  I have plenty of memory sticks so I think that is the best idea - unless I see a cheap one at staples or someplace like that.  Thanks for the advice.






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