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Compatible Printer for Laptop?

By Doctor Gallop
Dec 27, 2008
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  1. Hello everyone, I recieved a new Dell Laptop for Christmas.
    I need to buy an inexpensive decent printer for it that will print photo's and make copies.
    Does anyone have an opininion as to what type I should buy? Thanking you in advance. Hope everyone had a great Christmas.

    OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic
    Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001

    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

    System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    System Model Inspiron 1501
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3500+, 1800 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 2.4.0, 4/18/2006
    SMBIOS Version 2.4


    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 512 MB
    Total Physical Memory 445 MB
    Available Physical Memory 90.3 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 1.41 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 751 MB
    Page File Space 1.00 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys


  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,369   +302

    Kodak has an ad for the "kodak esp 5" which brags on low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), ie; cheaper inks
    This is an All-in-One printer + Copier device and if I had NOT already purchased the
    Canon mp470 (pixma fine) which I love, I would go with the Kodak :)
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